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MLK Day of Service in Houston

Join Us to Help LGBT Homeless Youth in Houston

Partners: Human Rights Campaign, Montrose Grace Place, and Grace Lutheran Church

Let’s come together as a community to serve LGBT homeless youth on MLK Day of Service. Taking place in January, MLK Day of Service is a "day on, not a day off." It is a way to transform Dr. King's life and teachings into community action to help bring together people, strengthen communities, and meet national challenges.

One such challenge is homelessness among LGBT youth, who make up to 40% of homeless and at-risk youth. HRC, Montrose Grace Place, and Grace Lutheran Church invite you to partner with us on a service project benefiting LGBT homeless youth in our Houston community. As an HRC supporter, you have seen first-hand how we can make an impact when we join together and take action.

How can YOU make a difference?
By donating items and volunteering your time.

Volunteer

On Monday, January 19, please volunteer with us to assemble donated items into care bags that Montrose Grace Place can give to the LGBT homeless youth whom they serve, to organize the clothes closet and food pantry, and to clean the outside areas and youth room. Please sign up to volunteer.

Monday, January 19
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Montrose Grace Place
Grace Lutheran Church
2515 Waugh Dr.
Houston, TX 77006

Donate Items or Organize a Donation Drive

Between January 1 – 18, please help us collect the following items, which are urgently needed by LGBT homeless youth:

  • Unopened travel-sized toiletries including insect repellant, individual rolls of toilet paper, wet wipes, hand sanitizer, disposable razors, shaving cream, and feminine hygiene products
  • New and lightly used clothing such as jogging pants, shorts, sweatshirts and sweaters
  • Winter accessories such as disposable hand warmers, stretchy gloves, scarves, and warm hats (red and blue colors are not preferred)
  • New and unopened underwear and socks (for all sizes and genders)
  • Notebooks and pens / pencils
  • Reusable water bottles
  • Emergency and first-aid supplies such as small flashlights and batteries, plastic zip bags, and cough drops
  • Food such as individual juice drinks, beef jerky, protein and granola bars, and instant noodles

Please consider organizing a donation drive at your work, school, or place of worship. If you are interested, please contact Lou Weaver, HRC Houston Diversity Co-Chair, at Lou.Weaver@gmail.com.  

Please personally donate these items. Please label them “MLK DOS” and drop them off at the following location from January 1 – 18:

Monday – Wednesday
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
4711 Sharon Street
Houston, TX 77020

Every Thursday
2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Grace Lutheran Church
2515 Waugh Dr.
Houston, TX 77006

Please purchase these items through this Amazon Wish List and ship them to the Gift Registry Address in the Wish List.

For more information, please contact Lou Weaver, HRC Houston Diversity Co-Chair, at Lou.Weaver@gmail.com.  

For more information about MLK Day of Service, please visit www.hrc.org/mlkdayofservice.

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