2023 MLK Day of Service – Hygiene Supply Drive

2023 MLK Day of Service


Hygiene Supply Drive



Help your neighbors experiencing housing insecurity by donating personal items & packing Kindness Kits to be distributed during the 2023 Long Beach Homeless Count.  All ages can help with this project! 

Join us to make it a “Day On, not a Day Off,” on Monday, January 16th as part of the MLK National Day of Service in Long Beach.

The Need We Serve:

By providing the gift of Kindness Kits (toothbrush, toothpaste, chapstick, hand sanitizer, etc.) our neighbors experiencing homelessness are more willing to engage and share their needs during the homeless count.  With a better understanding of how to help, our community can end homelessness.

How to Serve:

Please donate the following items on MLK Day and help us pack Kindness Kits, write notes of gratitude to front line workers and color art to include in the Kits.  DONATE: new socks, individually wrapped soft protein bars, toothbrushes, travel sized toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, kleenex packets, chapstick, feminine products) .

If you are interested in helping, sign up here:

Volunteer Details:

What to wear:

We will be outside at MLK Park, wear comfortable shoes and layers to stay warm.

What to bring: 

Please bring items from our donation list. Or bring helping hands to pack kits, write notes and color pictures, there is something for everyone!

What will be provided: 

We have already received many generous donations for our Kindness Kits, with over 1,000 unhoused homeless we need more of everything.

What to expect:

Stay as long as you like or simply drive by with donations, all help is welcome and appreciated.

How Many Volunteers Needed: 

We would like 10 to 20 volunteers to help with our activities

“Everybody can be great . . . because anybody can serve.”
– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929 – 1968)

Thank you to our sponsors!

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