MLK Day of Service in Portland

Monday, January 15, 2018 at
Portland, OR

Join Us to Support Underserved Communities in Our Area

Partners: Human Rights Campaign, SMYRC / New Avenues for Youth, Children’s Home Services of Washington / Triple Point, Janus Youth, HomePlate Youth Services of Washington County and First Christian Church.

MLK Day of Service is on January 15, 2018. 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 community is LGBTQ homeless youth that disproportionately represent 40% of all homeless youth. HRC Portland and our 2018 partners invite you to join us in giving back.

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

Donate Items

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

  • Gift Cards (McDonald’s, Starbucks, Dominos, Fred Meyer, Safeway, etc.)

  • Non-Perishable Food Items

  • Personal Care Items & Toiletries (travel size soap, shampoo, shaving cream, toothpaste, etc.)

  • Ethnic Hair Care Products

  • Sleeping Bags & Blankets

  • Tents & Tarps

  • Rain Wear

  • Backpacks & Travel Bags

  • New / Gently Used Clothing (coats, hoodies, jeans, etc.)

  • New / Gently Used Shoes & Long Crew Socks

  • Men & Women’s Underwear, Thermals & Leggings

  • Beanies, Mittens & Hats

  • Twin Sheet Sets

  • Bath Towels

  • Laundry Detergent

Please purchase these items through our Amazon Wish List or drop off items on MLK Day during our event at:

First Christian Church
1314 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97201


On Monday, January 15, please volunteer to sort donated items or potentially be assigned to one of our many offsite cleaning / painting projects.

Monday, January 15
9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

First Christian Church
1314 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97201

For more information, please contact Tony Beeler or MLK DOS Co-Chair at or by mobile: 503-501-8998.

For more information about MLK Day of Service, please visit