This Thanksgiving, the LGBT youth at the Ali Forney Center’s Brooklyn site could be thankful for not only the center’s services but for a visit from an entertainment icon — none other than Madonna.
The music star stopped by the site with her son David and daughter Mercy James, The Huffington Post reports. In an Instagram post, she praised the center, which offers transitional and emergency housing, a drop-in program, and a variety of other services to homeless LGBT young people at several locations around New York City.
Had so much fun sharing Thanksgiving at the Ali Forney Center in Brooklyn! This center protects LGBT Youth from the harms of homelessness and empowers them to reclaim their lives. Each year the Ali Forney Center provides care for over 1,200 youth who are rejected by their family due to their LGBT identity. AFC provides these youth with tools they need to become independent and more importantly, AFC provides these youth with the love and support they are denied by their families. Because everyone deserves to be loved and everyone deserves a home.
Madonna has been quite charitable lately, HuffPo notes. She performed a free concert in New York’s Washington Square Park November 7 in support of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.