WeHo to conduct MLK Day of Service Jan. 14

Independent Staff Report

WEST HOLLYWOOD — The city will once again hold a Day of Service Jan. 14 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day at West Hollywood Elementary School, 970 N. Hammond St.

The Day of Service project from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. will highlight West Hollywood Elementary’s participation in the LAUSD SEEDS program and launch a greening initiative to cool the campus. The Sustainable Environment Enhancement Developments for Schools program provides funding to enhance or create outdoor healthy and sustainable learning environments that support LAUSD’s curriculum.

Volunteers are needed to help perform various gardening, landscaping, clean-up, painting and other beautifying tasks at the school. All tasks involve physical labor and volunteers are expected to be available to work a four-hour shift.

Volunteers must be at least 13 and participants will receive a commemorative T-shirt and lunch. Space is limited and advanced registration is required to volunteer. To register to volunteer, visit www.weho.org/volunteer.

As part of the Day of Service, the city is conducting a donation drive for people experiencing homelessness. The city is collecting monetary and gift card donations to purchase new socks, blankets and sleeping bags for the city’s 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 experiencing homelessness.

The drive will run through Jan. 31. Donations can be made online at https://secure.qgiv.com/for/homeless or mailed to: West Hollywood Homeless Initiative/MLK Day of Service, West Hollywood City Hall, 8300 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, 90069.

The city also is encouraging donations to the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Youth Center, which has posted a “CARE 4 Youth Essentials” wish list on Amazon atlalgbtcenter.org/care4youth. 

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