MLK Day of Service in Austin

Saturday, January 14, 2017 at
Austin, TX

Join Us to Help At-Risk Foster Youth in Austin

Partners: Human Rights Campaign & Lifeworks Austin

MLK Day of Service is on January 14, 2017. We hope you all will join us once again in transforming this national holiday into a "day on, not a day off" meant to turn Dr. King's teachings into a day of action across the country, and to deepen our commitment and connection to those in our community who are too often at its margins.

One such challenge is tackling at-risk and foster youth. HRC and Lifeworks Austin invite you to partner with us on a service project benefiting this community.

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

Donate Items or Organize to Volunteer

By January 12, please help us collect the following items for the community served by Lifeworks Austin.

Street Outreach Program:

  • Travel-size toiletries
  • Coats, socks, underwear
  • Sleeping bags/bed rolls
  • Blankets

Formerly homeless youth and youth exiting foster care setting up their first household:

  • Household items - lamps, dishware, cookware, small kitchen appliances, high chairs, changing tables, strollers, gently used linens, small rugs, shower curtains, towels.

Young adult and teen parents:

  • Feeding - new nursing pillow or nursing covers, new/gently used burp cloths, new bottle cleaning brushes, new nursing pads.
  • Infant cleaning - new hooded baby towels, new washcloths, baby shampoo, baby body wash, infant bathing tub, mild soap for laundry.
  • Nursery - new cribs with mattresses, glider/rocking chair, baby monitor, new changing pads, lullaby CD
  • On the go - diaper bags, sling or soft front carrier, pacifiers, teething rings, mommy hooks

Please purchase these items through this Amazon Wish List and ship them to the gift registry address in this wish list or drop them off at Lifeworks Austin, 7901 Cameron Rd., Building 3, Suite 100, Austin, TX 78754 or 1108 South 8th St., Austin, TX 78704.

Please consider organizing a donation drive at your work, school or place of worship. If you are interested, please contact Christina Hernandez at

To personally donate these items, please label them "MLK DOS" and drop them off at the following lacation:

Lifeworks Austin
7901 Cameron Rd.
Building 3
Suite 100
Austin, TX 78754


1108 South 8th St.
Austin, TX 78704


On Saturday, January 14, please volunteer with HRC Austin for a service project that will benefit Lifeworks Austin and the people they serve. Volunteer opportunities include assembling care packages and cleaning the facilities.

Saturday, January 14
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
835 North Pleasant Valley Road
Austin, TX 78702

For more information, please contact Christina Hernandez at

For more information about MLK Day of Service, please visit


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