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MLK Day of Service

January 18, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Join Us to Help LGBTQ Homeless Youth in Cincinnati

Partners: Human Rights Campaign, Lighthouse Youth Services & Christ Church Cathedral

Let’s come together as a community to serve LGBT 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 LGBT youth, who make up to 40 percent of homeless and at-risk youth. HRC, Lighthouse Youth Services and Christ Church Cathedral 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 14, please help us collect the following items for the youth served by BAGLY:

  • – Non-perishable foods such as the following:
    • – Fruit and nut bars, granola bars and energy bars
    • – Tuna and cracker packages
    • – Packets of nuts and dried fruit
  • – Fleece material such as jackets, sweatshirts and blankets
  • – Unopened travel-sized toiletries including soaps, shampoos, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, wet wipes, hand sanitizer, tampons/sanitary napkins, tissues
  • – Notecards and envelopes

Please purchase these items through this Wish List and ship them to the Gift Registry Address in the Wish List.

Please consider organizing a donation drive at your work, school, or place of worship. If you are interested, please contact Jennifer Phillips, HRC Greater Cincinnati Day of Service Project Manager at

Please personally donate these items on Thursday, January 14. Please label them “MLK DOS” and drop them off at the following location:

Lighthouse Youth Services
401 E. McMillan St.
Cincinnati, OH 45206
Thursday, January 14
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


On January 18 and 19, please volunteer with HRC Greater Cincinnati for service projects that will benefit Lighthouse Youth Services, Christ Church Cathedral, and the communities that they serve. Volunteer opportunities include sorting collection drive items and assembling them into care packages for homeless and at-risk youth at Lighthouse Youth Services on January 18, and serving meals to homeless clients at Christ Church Cathedral on January 19.

Monday, January 18
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lighthouse Community School
6100 Desmond St.
Cincinnati, OH 45227

Tuesday, January 19
4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Christ Church Cathedral
318 E. 4th St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Click here to volunteer