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City will Provide Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Options on January 19

Post Date:January 14, 2019 3:19 PM

MLKThe City of West Hollywood will continue its tradition of joining hundreds of communities across the country in a National Day of Service to commemorate the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day federal holiday by providing two opportunities for community members to make an impact — 1) a clothing drive event at the West Hollywood City Council Chambers for donations to the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Youth Center on Highland; and 2) free Cityline Commuter Special Service, which will run between the West Hollywood Library and Hollywood & Highland for Metro Red Line transportation to the Women’s March in Downtown Los Angeles.

1) On Saturday, January 19, 2019, there will be a 2019 West Hollywood Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service event in which the City will be collecting donations of new and used clothing and accessories for the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Youth Center on Highland. The donation collection will take place from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the West Hollywood City Council Chambers, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard.

The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Youth Center on Highland is in greatest need of all adult sizes of new or lightly used dress clothes such as pants, shirts, suits, belts; shoes (men’s 7-13, women’s 6-12, with the shoes tied together); jeans; jackets; coats; and ponchos (for all weather); hoodies; sweats; t-shirts; and brand new packages of socks and underwear; along with travel-sized hygiene items (toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, soap, shaving items, etc.); granola bars; $5 gift cards for Target; and food/grocery store gift cards.

For more information about the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s social services programs for LGBTQ youth, please visit www.lalgbtcenter.org/social-service-and-housing/youth.

2) Cityline Commuter, the City of West Hollywood’s free, ADA accessible mini-bus to Hollywood & Highland, will operate extended hours on Saturday, January 19, 2019, to assist community members in easily getting to and using the Metro Red Line. The Cityline Commuter service will travel between West Hollywood and Hollywood & Highland, where riders will be able to connect to and from the Metro Red Line. Red Line service conveniently stops at Pershing Square where riders can easily get to the Women’s March, which will take place in Downtown Los Angeles from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cityline will run at 15-minute intervals (times are approximate) starting at 7:15 a.m. at the West Hollywood Library, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard, with the last shuttle leaving at approximately 8:45 a.m. Parking is available at the five-story parking structure adjacent to the library. Additional stops will also be made along Santa Monica Boulevard. Returns from Hollywood & Highland will depart at 1:30, 2:15, 3:30, and 4:15 p.m. A final timetable will be posted on the City’s website at www.weho.org/cityline. For questions, please call (323) 848-6510.

For additional information about the Women’s March Los Angeles, please visit www.womensmarchla.org.

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. For more information about MLK Day of Service activities and recognitions across the nation, please visit www.nationalservice.gov/serve-your-community/mlk-day-service.

For more information about the City of West Hollywood’s 2019 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, please contact Moya Marquez at (323) 848-6574 or at mmarquez@weho.org. For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, please call TTY (323) 848-6496. For up-to-date news and events, follow the City of West Hollywood on social media @WeHoCity and sign up for news updates at www.weho.org/email.

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