Let's come together as a community to serve LGBTQ 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 is partnering with various local organizations to help make a difference. We 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 for the Youth Empowerment Performance Project (YEPP) YEPP's mission is to create a safe environment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer youth experiencing homelessness to explore their history, investigate new ways to address their struggles and to celebrate their strengths through the process of developing a theatrical performance piece.
By January 15, please help us collect the following items through this Wish List and ship them to the Gift Registry Address in this Wish List. Most items are eligible for free shipping using Amazon Prime.
Want to Volunteer? On the weekend of Saturday, January 14, please volunteer with HRC Chicago for a service project that will benefit homeless and at-risk youth. Volunteer opportunities are still being determined, but if you’re interested and would like to find out more information, please contact Daniel Lange, HRC Chicago MLK Day of Service Project Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.