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MLK Day of Service and Free Shuttle to Hollywood & Highland for Metro to the Women’s March in Downtown LA

Two exciting opportunities for action and giving back to the community will be available for West Hollywood residents on Saturday, January 19, 2019: the 2019 City of West Hollywood Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service event, and the Cityline Commuter’s free, ADA-Accessible special service for the Women’s Day March Los Angeles - both at West Hollywood Park, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard.

 

On that day, the Cityline Commuter, the City of West Hollywood’s free mini-bus service for commuters, will operate a free, ADA-accessible special service for the Women’s March Los Angeles, which will take place in Downtown Los Angeles from Pershing Square to City of Los Angeles, City Hall from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Cityline Commuter will connect West Hollywood residents from West Hollywood Park to the Metro Red Line rail on Hollywood/Highland. Riders will then be able to ride the Metro Red Line rail, which has stations at Pershing Square and at City of Los Angeles City Hall. Shuttle service will be held at approximately 15- to 30-minute intervals. The Cityline Commuter will depart from West Hollywood Park around 7 a.m. with the last shuttle leaving at approximately 8:45 a.m. Returns from the Hollywood/Highland Red Line Station into West Hollywood will begin approximately at 1:30 p.m. with the last shuttle departing at approximately 4:15 p.m. These times are approximate. A finalized timetable will be available during the week leading to Saturday, January 19. Interested riders are highly encouraged to visit www.weho.org or subscribe to the City’s social media channels to receive finalized timetables as soon as they are released.

 

Concurrently, as part of the 2019 City of West Hollywood Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, the City will be collecting donations of new and used clothing and shoes for the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Youth Center on Highland. Donations will be collected curbside at the pickup zone for the Cityline Commuter special service for the Women’s March, located at West Hollywood Park at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard.

 

The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Youth Center on Highland is in the greatest need of the items below:

 

  • Dress clothes – pants, shirts, suits, belts
  • Shoes (men’s 7-13, women’s 6-12, with the shoes tied together)
  • Jeans (all adult sizes)
  • Jackets, coats and ponchos  (all adult sizes for all weathers – new and lightly used)
  • Hoodies (new and lightly used)
  • Sweats (new and lightly used)
  • T-shirts (new and lightly used)
  • New packages of socks
  • New packages of underwear (men’s and women’s all sizes including L, XL and XXL)
  • Travel sized hygiene items (toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, soap, shaving items, etc.)
  • Granola Bars
  • $5 gift cards for Target  
  • Food/grocery store gift cards 

 

Any donations can be dropped off at the Cityline Commuter’s special pickup zone for the Women’s March at West Hollywood Park. Other donations can be dropped off at the City Hall lobby during regular business hours.

 

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 by offering residents an opportunity to give back to their community.

For more information about the 2019 City of West Hollywood Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service event, please call (323) 848-6574 or email mmarquez@weho.org

 

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COST: No

CONTACT: Moya Marquez, 323-848-6574, mmarquez@weho.org

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