Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Donation Drive for the Ali Forney Center

The Hunter Women's Rights Coalition (HWRC/"Hunter Equality") is collecting donations starting today for The Ali Forney Center. A box is available already in the club room (Thomas Hunter Hall room 309).

Items We Always Need:

* Non-perishable foods
* Toiletries
* Cleaning supplies
* Office supplies
* Twin sheet sets
* Towels and wash cloths
* Socks, underwear and T-shirts
* School supplies and bookbags.

New clothing and new or "gently" used linens are appreciated.
This list from here.

About this organization, from their website:

"New York City can be a brutal place for homeless youth and tragically, many young lives have been destroyed. At AFC, we are making a difference by rescuing kids from the dangers of the streets and placing them into our safe, homelike environments. [...]

Ali Forney was a homeless queer teen who was forced to live on the streets of New York during the 1990s. Ali was dedicated to the safety of other homeless queer youth; he was a committed HIV prevention worker, and aggressively advocated that the NYPD investigate a series of murders of the homeless queer youth he had befriended. Ali was an inspiration to those who knew him.

In December of 1997, Ali was murdered on the streets. His tragic death called attention to the atrocious conditions for homeless LGBT youth in New York. Ali's murderer has never been identified."

Here is a link to our Facebook event. Thank you for any and all donations! Your help is always appreciated!

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