Help LGBT Homeless Youth on MLK – Day of Service, 1/21/13
At HRC and Larkin Street Youth Services, we believe that we have a responsibility to ensure the safety and well-being of our LGBT youth, who make up 40 percent of homeless and at-risk youth. In our first year participating in MLK Day of Service, we are pleased to announce a service project benefiting LGBT homeless youth in our San Francisco community. As an HRC supporter, you have seen first-hand how we can make an impact when we join together and take action.
There are TWO ways YOU can help: by donating items and volunteering your time.
To Donate Items:
HRC and Larkin Street Youth Services are collecting the following items in order to create care bags for LGBT homeless youth.
- Unopened travel-sized toiletries including soaps, shampoos, toothbrushes, toothpaste, moisturizer, lip balm, handwipes, tissues, and combs.
- Small but essential winter accessories such as beanies, gloves, scarves, socks, etc. (No bulky items such as jackets or coats.)
- First-aid supplies such as band-aids, sanitizing wipes or gel, and cough drops.
- New and unused reusable water bottles.
Please consider donating any quantity of these essential items and dropping them off at any of the following locations. Please drop them off in bags or boxes marked “MLK Day of Service.”
For special drop-off arrangements, please contact Kelley McCoy at (702) 324-6999.
On Monday, January 21st, we will need volunteers to assemble care bags for LGBT homeless youth. Volunteer training and orientation, food, and beverages will be provided.
Monday, January 21st, starting at 10:00 a.m.
Larking Street Youth Services
1138 Sutter St., San Francisco, CA 94109
For more information about either donating or volunteering, please contact Kelley McCoy, HRC San Francisco/Bay Area Steering Committee Co-chair, at .
More on Homeless Queer Youth:
Homeless queer youth | the Massachusetts Special Commission
Can Massachusetts be a case study to improve the odds for homeless queer youth? By Cathy Kristofferson, January 09, 2013. The epidemic of homeless queer youth is an issue I’ve followed and advocated for because to me our youth are the most vulnerable among us. http://oblogdeeoblogda.me/2013/01/09/homeless-queer-youth-the-massachusetts-special-commission/
The Ongoing Plight of Homeless Queer Youth
Will 2013 be the year the gay community does something about it?
By Cathy Kristofferson, January 01, 2013.
Author’s note: The epidemic of homeless queer youth is an issue I’ve followed and advocated for because to me our youth are the most vulnerable among us. http://oblogdeeoblogda.me/2013/01/01/the-ongoing-plight-of-homeless-queer-youth/
More on Bay Area MLK activities: http://oblogdeeoblogda.me/2013/01/15/marin-countys-human-rights-commission-awards-to-honor-community-advocates/
Contact: Melanie Nathan