MLK Day of Service in New York

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at
New York, NY

Join Us to Help LGBTQ Homeless Youth in New York

Partners: Human Rights Campaign & Hetrick-Martin Institute

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 LGBTQ youth, who make up to 40% of homeless and at-risk youth. HRC and Hetrick-Martin Institute 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 20, please help us collect the following items for the youth served by Hetrick-Martin Institute:

  • - New and unopened travel-sized toiletries including soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash, lotion, disposable razors, shaving gel, lip balm, deodorant, handwipes, tissues, feminine hygiene products, hair gel, hair bands, brushes, combs, and Q tips
  • - New and unopened underwear, socks, tights, and leggings
  • - Small but essential winter accessories such as warm hats, gloves, scarves, and disposable hand warmers
  • - Non-perishable portable food such as instant noodles, canned pastas, cereal, and granola bars
  • - Reusable water bottles
  • - Sewing kits

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 Dolores Covrigaru, HRC Greater New York MLK Day of Service Project Manager, at

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

Hetrick-Martin Institute
2 Astor Place
New York, NY 10003
Monday – Friday
9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.


On January 20, please volunteer with us to assemble donated items into care bags that the Hetrick-Martin Institute can give to the LGBT homeless and at-risk youth whom they serve.

Wednesday, January 20
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Hetrick-Martin Institute
2 Astor Place
New York, NY 10003

For more information about MLK Day of Service, please visit


Hetrick-Martin Institute