Volunteers in San Diego give away hundreds of backpacks full of essential items to homeless LGBTQ+ youth. For their annual MLK Day of Service project, volunteers with the San Diego Human Right Campaign distributed 700 backpacks filled with personal items to organizations that help support San Diego’s homeless LGBTQ+ youth population.
Human Rights Campaign Foundation board member Layne Rackley says it’s necessary to support LGBTQ+ youth. “A large percentage of our homeless youth here in San Diego is from the LGBTQ+ community," he says. "They’ve been ostracized or shut off from their homes.”
Included in the backpacks are essential items like socks, gloves, hats and toiletries. The backpacks were delivered this past weekend to San Diego Youth Services, San Diego Unified School District’s Children and Youth in Transition Department, and Urban Street Angels, all organizations dedicated to supporting homeless youth.
Source: 10 News