MLK Day of Service in San Diego

Sunday, January 15, 2017 at
San Diego, CA

Join Us to Help LGBTQ Homeless Youth in San Diego

Partners: Human Rights Campaign & San Diego Youth Services

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 served through San Diego Youth Services. HRC and the San Diego Youth Services 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 11, please help us collect the following items for the youth served by San Diego Youth Services:

  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Bar soap
  • Body wash
  • Facial cleanser
  • Travel size shampoo/conditioner
  • Disposable razors
  • Feminine pads, tampons, condoms
  • Chap Stick
  • Kleenex - travel packs
  • Combs
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Granola bars
  • Band Aides
  • Cough drops
  • Hair ties
  • Deodorant
  • Moisturizer
  • Underwear (boys)
  • Underwear (girls)
  • Socks (girls)
  • Socks (boys)
  • Wet wipes
  • Dental floss
  • Face wipes pack
  • Acne pads travel packs
  • Batteries AA and AAA
  • Scarves
  • Beanies
  • Hats

Please purchase these items through this Amazon Wish List and ship them to the Gift Registry Address in this Wish List or drop them off at The Lafayette Hotel 2223 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92104 Sunday, January 15, 12:00p.m. - 2:00p.m.

Please consider organizing a donation drive at your work, school, or place of worship. If you are interested, please contact Heidi Callahan,, Ricardo Ramirez, or Lisa Dubinsky,

To personally donate these items before the event or donate cash for our team to purchase items, please contact Heidi Callahan at 619-840-4755 or to drop off at the following location:

The Callahan Residence
3776 Front St.
San Diego, CA 92103
Monday – Friday | 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.


On Sunday, January 15, please volunteer with HRC San Diego for a service project that will benefit San Diego Youth Services and the youth they serve. Volunteer opportunities include organizing donations and assembling care packages.

Sunday, January 15
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Lafayette Hotel
2223 El Cajon Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92104

For more information, please contact Heidi Callahan,, Ricardo Ramirez, or Lisa Dubinsky,

For more information about MLK Day of Service, please visit


San Diego Youth Services Lafayette Hotel