Events

MLK Day of Service in Portland

Join Us to Serve LGBT Homeless Youth in Portland

Partners: Human Rights Campaign, SMYRC & Q Center

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, SMYRC and Q Center invite you to partner with us on a service project benefiting LGBT homeless youth in our Portland 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 packages for LGBT homeless youth.

Monday, January 19
10:00 a.m.
Q Center
(PDX)

4115 N. Mississippi Ave.
Portland, OR 97217

Donate Items or Organize a Donation Drive

From January 2 - 19, please help us collect the following items, which are urgently needed by LGBT homeless youth:

  • Backpacks
  • Flashlights, tarps and rain jackets
  • Pillows
  • Bottled water and packed foods that do not require a can opener
  • Socks, gloves and hats
  • Handwritten cards of encouragement

Please consider organizing a donation drive at your work, school, or place of worship. If you are interested, please contact Gregg Moreland, HRC Portland MLK Day of Service Project Manager, at morelandg@gmail.com.

Please personally donate these items. Please label them “MLK DOS” and drop them off at the following location from January 2 - 19:

Q Center
(PDX)

4115 N. Mississippi Ave.
Portland, OR 97217
Monday - Friday | 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday | 10:00 a.m.

For more information about donating items, please contact Michael Weakley at michael@pdxqcenter.org.

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 Gregg Moreland, HRC Portland MLK Day of Service Project Manager, at morelandg@gmail.com.

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

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