Events

MLK Day of Service in New York

Join Us to Help LGBT Homeless Youth in New York

Partners: Human Rights Campaign & Hetrick-Martin Institute

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 and Hetrick-Martin Institute invite you to partner with us on a service project benefiting LGBT homeless youth in our New York 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.

Donate Items or Organize a Donation Drive

By January 22, please help us collect the following items, which are urgently needed by LGBT homeless youth: 

  • New and unopened travel-sized toiletries including soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash, lotion, disposable razors, shaving gel, lip balm, deodorant, handwipes, tissues, feminine hygiene products, hair gel, hair bands, brushes, combs, and Q tips

  • New and unopened underwear, socks, tights, and leggings

  • Small but essential winter accessories such as warm hats, gloves, scarves, and disposable hand warmers

  • Non-perishable portable food such as instant noodles, canned pastas, cereal, and granola bars

  • Reusable water bottles

  • Sewing kits

Please consider organizing a donation drive at your work, school, or place of worship. If you are interested, please contact Britni Jackson, HRC Greater New York MLK Day of Service Project Manager, at britni.l.jackson@gmail.com.

Please personally donate these items. Please label them "MLKDOS - Attn. Seton Davey" and drop them off at the following location by January 22:

Hetrick-Martin Institute
2 Astor Place
New York, NY 10003
Monday – Friday | 9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

For more information about donating items, please contact Seton Davey at Sdavey@hmi.org.

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

Volunteer

On Thursday, January 22, please volunteer with us to assemble care bags.

Thursday, January 22
5:45 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.

Hetrick-Martin Institute
2 Astor Place
New York, NY 10003

For more information, please contact Britni Jackson, HRC Greater New York MLK Day of Service Project Manager, at britni.l.jackson@gmail.com.

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

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