Los Angeles LGBT Center’s YPC to Host Donation Drive on Dec. 6 - Los Angeles LGBT Center

Los Angeles LGBT Center’s YPC to Host Donation Drive on Dec. 6

November 20, 2015
Contact: Gil Diaz
323-993-7622

LOS ANGELES—For the first time in the history of the annual Threads of Change donation party, the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Young Professionals Council (YPC) will collect canned food items to help feed LGBT seniors as well as gently-used clothing to benefit homeless LGBT youth served by the Center. The ninth annual donation drive party will be held on Sunday, December 6, from Noon until 4 p.m., at Flaming Saddles in West Hollywood.

Admission to the clothing drive party is free. Guests who donate a bag of gently used clothes and/or a bag of canned, non-perishable food items will receive a complimentary drink.

The donated clothes will help stock the closet at the Center’s Youth Center on Highland in Hollywood where staff distribute an average of 1,200 clothing items each month to homeless LGBT youth. The canned foods will be distributed among the 450 to 600 active senior program participants of the Center’s Senior Services programs.

“It’s time to clear out your closets and cupboards for a worthy cause! On any given night, there are 6,500 homeless youth under the age of 24 on the streets of Los Angeles, and 40% of them are LGBT,” said YPC Chair Tommy Johnson. “Just as staggering, over a quarter of the active program participants of the Center’s Senior Services live on less than $1,000 a month. Help the Center continue to transform and save the lives of its youth and senior clients, especially during the holiday season—a time for joy and celebration.”

Items of apparel in greatest demand for men and women are:

  • Gently used belts and neckties
  • New socks, underwear and bras
  • Gently used shoes and backpacks

Guests are encouraged to post photos of their donations on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to @LALGBTCenter with hashtag #YPCThreads.

Those unable to attend the donation drive party can drop off clothes at the Youth Center, 1220 N. Highland Ave., any day between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Canned goods can be dropped off at Senior Services, 1125 N. McCadden Place, any day between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Threads of Change sponsors include Flaming Saddles, Real Rock N’ Roll Movers, and Frontiers Media. My Friend’s Place is a Community Partner.

WHAT:
Threads of Change
The ninth annual clothing drive party hosted by the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Young Professionals Council to collect apparel for homeless LGBT youth and canned food items for LGBT seniors.

Those unable to attend Threads of Change can drop off clothing donations at the Youth Center, 1220 N. Highland Ave., any day between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Canned food donations can be dropped off at Senior Services, 1125 N. McCadden Place, any day between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.

WHEN:
Sunday, December 6
Noon – 4 p.m.

WHERE:
Flaming Saddles
8811 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069

COST: FREE

About the Los Angeles LGBT Center

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019, the Los Angeles LGBT Center has cared for, championed, and celebrated LGBT individuals and families in Los Angeles and beyond since 1969. Today the Center's nearly 700 employees provide services for more LGBT people than any other organization in the world, offering programs, services, and global advocacy that span four broad categories: Health, Social Services and Housing, Culture and Education, Leadership and Advocacy. We are an unstoppable force in the fight against bigotry and the struggle to build a better world; a world in which LGBT people thrive as healthy, equal, and complete members of society. Learn more at lalgbtcenter.org.

If you think you or your family member has a medical or psychiatric emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital. Do not attempt to access emergency medical care through this contact email.

If you are an established client of the Center with a non-emergency medical question, please call 323-993-7500.

Examples of the kinds of questions that you can send to this email are:

By clicking continue I understand that I should use this mail box only for a non-emergency, non-urgent question.

One or more fields is empty.Invalid Email Address