In that vein, I know we're all going to have to do our part to help this country heal.
In honor of our President-Elect Barack Obama, I am starting a new project.
I would like, by my birthday, to have at least 2 black lawn bags worth of new packaged socks and men's and women's underwear of all sizes to donate to the Jeff Griffith Youth Services Center for homeless gay, lesbian, bi and transgender youth.
I will also be accepting any toiletries you happen to have as they offer showers for drop-ins. The next time you go to the market, pick up a 3 pack of socks. If it won't affect your bill in much of a discernible way or you are feeling generous or perhaps you'll get the magazine/grapes/case of Coke at your next shopping trip. If you are pinching pennies right now and just can't make the donation, I completely understand. It's rough out there and I don't want anyone to feel like I'm assuming their situation. If you can help, they need it. When the economy slows, many organizations start losing donors and gay and lesbian street youth can be some of the most disenfranchised of all.
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