August 5, 2021 The Newspaper Serving LGBT Los Angeles

WeHo Will Commemorate MLK Jr. Day With Virtual Donation Drive

In January 2021, the City of West Hollywood will continue its tradition of joining hundreds of communities across the country in a National Day of Service to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day federal holiday by providing an opportunity for community members to make an impact locally with a donation drive for people who are experiencing homelessness.

The City of West Hollywood, in partnership with West Hollywood Elementary and Friends of West Hollywood Elementary (FOWHE), will be collecting monetary and gift card donations to support new socks, blankets, and sleeping bags for the City’s West Hollywood Homeless Initiative, which partners closely with nonprofit service providers, the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station, and Los Angeles County agencies to provide a wide variety of services aimed at reducing homelessness and supporting community members who are experiencing homelessness.

The City’s West Hollywood Homeless Initiative seeks to address homelessness with a multi-disciplinary, multi-agency, collaborative response.

This year’s City of West Hollywood Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service activity reflects the desire of students from West Hollywood Elementary to help those most in need in the community.

Due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols, this year’s City of West Hollywood Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service will take place as a virtual donation drive instead of an in-person Day of Service event. It will run from Saturday Jan. 16th, 2021 to Sunday, Jan. 31st, 2021.

The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, is the 26th anniversary of the day of service that celebrates the Civil Rights leader’s life and legacy. The Martin Luther King Jr. Day federal holiday was designated as a National Day of Service by Congress in 1994. Each year, the City of West Hollywood participates in this call to action.

Donations can be made online at https://secure.qgiv.com/for/homeless 

Donations of physical gift cards or of personal checks made out to ‘City of West Hollywood’ may be mailed to:

West Hollywood Homeless Initiative/MLK Day of Service

West Hollywood City Hall

8300 Santa Monica Boulevard

West Hollywood, CA 90069

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