MLK Day of Service in Kansas City

Monday, January 18, 2016 at
Kansas City, MO

Join Us to Help At-Risk Youth and the Homeless in Kansas City

Partners: Human Rights Campaign, YMCA Linwood & UMKC

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 youth. HRC, UMKC, and the YMCA Linwood invite you to partner with us on an upcoming service project.

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

Donate Items or Organize a Donation Drive

By January 16, please help us collect the following items for the homeless and at-risk youth:

  • Travel-sized toiletries including shampoo, soap, deodorant, combs, shave cream, razors and toothpaste

Please purchase these items through this wish list and ship them to the gift registry address in the wish list.

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

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

YMCA Linwood
3221 Indiana Ave,
Kansas City, MO 64128


On Monday, January 16, please volunteer with HRC Kansas City for a service project that will benefit the YMCA Linwood, KC Passages, Ronald McDonald House and the youth they serve. Volunteer opportunities include assembling hygiene kits, painting pictures, decorating flower pots, and writing positive messages to at-risk LGBTQ youth.

Monday, January 16
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

YMCA Linwood
3221 Indiana Ave,
Kansas City, MO 64128

For more information, please contact Angela Cottrell at

For more information about MLK Day of Service, please visit


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