This Fall and Winter we will be supporting the I Love Me Foundation’s #Backpack10 Campaign. The organization, founded to support LGBTQ survivors of sexual and domestic abuse, is addressing LGBTQ youth homelessness in Los Angeles by providing backpacks with 10 essential survival items to the community through partnerships with Los Angeles City Hall, Compton City Hall and the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Office, among others.
We are asking NABJ-LA members, and our friends and family, to support this effort by purchasing from the list of needed items below. Items can be brought to our October and November meetings, or you can arrange with Tre’vell or Jerome for pickup. You can also provide a cash/check donation so we may purchase the items on your behalf.
Items Needed (**for both male & female):
Bars of Soap
Personal First AID Kits
ToothBrush & Toothpaste **
Blankets (preferably for full size)
Black or White T-Shirts **
Non-perishable on-the-go foods items (gummy bears, chips, bottled water, fruit cups etc)