DC Shaper Sam Rithotlz - who was involved with the DC Center's Youth Working Group, which advises local DC government on how to best support LGBT youth in the area - invited the Shapers to the LGBT Community's Youth Working Group Reception. Most startlingly, almost half of DC's youth experiencing homelessness population identify as LGBT. And thus, the organization focuses on best serving the needs of LGBT youth experiencing homelessness in the DC area.
The DC Shapers donated in force - reaching silver level sponsorship for the event, as well as donated items to be auctioned off. Several DC Shapers were in attendance at the reception.