Let's come together as a community to serve LGBT homeless youth on MLK Day of Service. Taking place on January 21st, 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 LGBTQ youth, who make up to 40% of homeless and at-risk youth. HRC and partner organizations invite you to partner with us on a service project benefiting homeless and at-risk youth in your community, including LGBTQ youth. Many thanks to Movement in Black for also organizing a dance party for the youth served by the AIDS Task Force of Greater Cleveland and the LGBT Center of Cleveland on MLK Weekend.
How can YOU make a difference?
By donating items and volunteering your time.
By January 18th, please help us collect the following items for LGBTQ Homeless Youth in the Greater Cleveland Area:
-New or gently used outer wear (coats, gloves, hats, socks),
-New undergarments (male and female in various sizes) and hygiene items (toothpaste and brushes, shampoo, deodorant, feminine hygiene, etc), OR
Please consider organizing a donation drive at your work, school, or place of worship. All donations can be dropped off by Friday, 1/18 at 8:00pm to:
LGBT Center - front desk
6600 Detroit Rd, Cleveland, OH 44102
Their hours are:
Monday - Friday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 2 PM
If you are interested in volunteering during the event, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Use your day off to help others!
We are looking for sponsors for the following to make sure we have a successful day and give back to our community as best as we can:
Food and beverage sponsor
DJ sponsor / volunteer
Plates, napkins, cups, utensils (take away containers/bags) sponsor
Photocopies of event announcement sponsor
Bus Passes sponsors
Also, help by SPREADING THE WORD to area youth and organizations you think would benefit from an MLK Day of Service.
For more information about MLK Day of Service, please visit hrc.org/mlkdayofservice.