Winter Clothing Drive for Homeless LGBTQ Youth

Garden State Equality is teaming up with The RAIN Foundation, Majority Leader Greenwald, and Assemblywoman Lampitt to launch our first-ever Winter Clothing Drive to support LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness.

Across the nation and in New Jersey, LGBTQ youth disproportionately experience homelessness. In fact, over 40% of all youth experiencing homelessness identify as LGBTQ, and tragically, family rejection is the most commonly cited reason. In spite of this great need, New Jersey has only a single homeless shelter serving LGBTQ youth: The RAIN Foundation.

One of Garden State Equality's major priorities in 2020 is to secure statewide funding to support LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness, but right now, you can help us make a difference by making a contribution to our Winter Clothing Drive where all of your donations will go directly to youth that the RAIN Foundation is helping every single day.

We will be collecting donations until January 31, 2020 at drop-off locations listed below and at our Home for the Holidays Party on December 20, but we encourage you to support The RAIN Foundation year-round.


  • Winter Coats (Sizes: M, L, XL, 2XL)

  • Winter Boots (Sizes: 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11, 11.5)

  • Bedding Comforters, Deep Twin Sheet Sets

  • Pillows

  • Deep Twin Bed Bug Mattress Covers

  • Towels & Wash Cloths

  • Water Purifier

  • Laundry Detergent

  • Household Cleaners

  • Tool Set

  • Toiletries

  • Socks, gloves, hand warmers

  • Feminine Hygiene Products

  • Undergarments


Garden State Equality
1408 Main Street
Asbury Park, NJ 07102
(973) 509-5428

Monday to Friday
9am – 5pm
Please call in advance


Legislative Office of Majority Leader Greenwald & Assemblywoman Lampitt
1101 Laurel Oak Road, Suite 150
Voorhees, NJ 08043
(856) 435-1247

Monday to Friday
9am – 5pm


The RAIN Foundation
168 Park Street
East Orange, NJ 07017
(973) 675-6780

Monday to Friday
9am – 5pm
Please call in advance and ask for Mrs. Shepard or Mrs. Watkins

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