Since 2017, our Service & Philanthropy program has supported LGBTQ+ youth through mentorship, education, volunteering, and philanthropy. We've specifically focused on supporting homeless youth. In fact, our members and supporters donated over 500 hygiene products to the youth of the YES Drop-In Center in Baltimore, MD back in June. We continued our philanthropy in late 2017 with our Annual Holiday Food Drive by donating over 100 non-perishable food items to the Pride Center in Philadelphia, PA.
So far in 2018, we were able to collect over 50 school supplies for the spring semester during the Beta Book Bag Drive. In January, we also launched the You're H.O.M.E. initiative in Wilmington, Delaware. Similar to previous donation drives, this initiative seeks to financially support homeless youth centers that house LGBTQ youth. With the support of students from Great Oaks Charter School, we have collected nearly $700 in donations. However, we're not finished yet!
We have decided to extend the You're H.O.M.E. Initiative for another week in order to exceed our expectations and raise $1,000. All donations will benefit CHILD, Inc. in Wilmington.