February 19, 2020 The Newspaper Serving LGBT Los Angeles

City of WeHo Accepting Clothing Donations for LGBTQ+ Youth as Part of MLK Day of Service

Today, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, the City of West Hollywood encourages citizens to volunteer to improve the local community. 

On Monday, Jan. 20, the City is hosting a volunteer event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at West Hollywood Elementary School on N. Hammond Street, where volunteers can help perform various landscaping, clean-up, painting and other beautifying tasks for the school. All tasks involve physical labor and are estimated to be 5-hour shifts. 

Also at the elementary school, the City will be accepting donations of new and used clothes and shoes for the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Youth Center on Highland Avenue from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The City is also accepting non-perishable food items for the Jewish Family Services’s SOVA Food and Community Resource Program.

In 1994, Congress designated the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day federal holiday as a National Day of Service. Each year, the City of West Hollywood participates in this call to action. Community partners for this year’s event include Friends of West Hollywood Elementary, West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and Anawalt Lumber.

For more information about the 2020 City of West Hollywood Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service event, or to register as a volunteer and download an application packet go to  www.weho.org/volunteer, call 323-848-6885 or contact [email protected]

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