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Local MLK Day of Service to serve LGBT homeless youth

SAN DIEGO -- The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and San Diego Youth Services invite San Diegans to come together on MLK Day of Service to assemble care packages for LGBT homeless youth.

A particularly vulnerable demographic, LGBT youth make up as much as 40 percent of homeless and at-risk youth. Volunteers are asked to help assemble the care bags at Hess Brewery on Jan. 20 from noon to 4 pm, or to help collect the items going into the care bags.

Items urgently needed by LGBT homeless youth include new and unused thick socks and underwear; unopened travel-sized toiletries including toothbrushes, feminine hygiene products, dental floss, chapstick, lotion, and wet wipes; hats and gloves; bus passes; and batteries.

HRC requests these items be labeled “MLK DOS” and dropped off at Hess Brewery during the hours listed above.

Hess Brewery is located at 3158 Grimm St., in North Park. For additional ways to participate, contact info@hrcsandiego.org or visit hrc.org/mlkdayofservice.

(Editor's note: This post was originally published by SDGLN content partner Gay San Diego.)