MLK Day of Service in Houston

Monday, January 16, 2017 at
Houston, TX


Join Us to Help Homeless Youth in Houston

Partners: Human Rights Campaign, Montrose Grace Place & Tony's Place

MLK Day of Service is on January 16, 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 homelessness among LGBTQ youth as well as non-LGBTQ, at-risk youth. HRC along with Tony’s Place, Montrose Grace Place, and Open Gate invite you to partner with us on a service project benefiting homeless and at-risk youth in your community, including LGBTQ youth.

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

Donate Items or Organize a Donation Drive

By January 15, please help us collect the following items for the youth:

  • Sleeping bags
  • Warm coats
  • Shirts
  • Pants
  • Shorts
  • Shoes
  • Hats
  • Gloves
  • Unused socks and underwear
  • Small travel-size toiletries
  • Deodorant
  • Disposable razors
  • Dry shampoo
  • Menstrual products
  • Reusable water bottles
  • Backpacks
  • Bug spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Small first aid kids

Please purchase these items through this Amazon Wish List and ship them to the gift registry address in the wish list or drop them off at any area Jenni's Noodle House (noodlesrule.com), Nice Wines (nicewines.com), or on January 15 at Snow Bunnies (bunniesonthebayou.org).

Please consider organizing a donation drive at your work, school, or place of worship. If you are interested, please email us at hrcdayofservice@gmail.com.

Please personally donate these items. Please label them "MLK DOS" and drop them off at the following locations:

Jenni’s Noodle House
602 East 20th St.
3111 S. Shepherd Dr.
2027 Post Oak Blvd.
3773 Richmond Ave.

Nice Wines
2901 West Sam Houston Pkwy. N.
Suite C-260

Snow Bunnies 2017
Sunday, January 15
at F-Bar

Volunteer

On Monday, January 16, please volunteer with HRC Houston to sort, pack, and deliver the donated items to the three beneficiaries. Volunteer opportunities include assembling care packages, sorting and packing clothes, unloading donations as they arrive, leading volunteer teams, check-in, food and beverage support, and more.

Monday, January 16
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Kindred Church (formerly Grace Lutheran Church)
2515 Waugh Dr.
Houston, TX 77006

For more information, please contact Brad Odom-Harris at hrcdayofservice@gmail.com or on Facebook.

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

Partner

Grace Place

Tony's Place; Houston