'Hunger Games' Star Josh Hutcherson Joins New Campaign To Help LGBT Youth
Hutcherson, a long-time active member of the organization Straight But Not Narrow, is teaming up with The Trevor Project and human I-T for a new initiative called Power On. The initiative will provide LGBT youth with technological tools to help find their community.
From now through to 16 October, Spirit Day, the charities will be encouraging teens to donate their old and unused laptops, tablets and smartphones to be refurbished and distributed to LGBTI resource centers across the US.
Hutcherson, who plays Peeta in the hit Hunger Games series, has already donated one of his own computers.
‘It's awesome to know that it'll be used to help a young person out there who, before this campaign, wasn't able to get access to information and resources that could really help them,’ he said.
‘I've always respected the work that The Trevor Project does, and to have an opportunity for Straight But Not Narrow to collaborate with them on a campaign like Power On is exciting.’
Head here for info on how you can donate to the Power On initiative and help LGBT teens connect with their peers and create a necessary sense of community!