ACA National Conference Community Service Project

Logo for Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida

Giving back to our host city has become an annual tradition for ACA National Conference attendees and exhibitors.

The 2018 ACA National Conference Planning Team has chosen to collect items for the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida as the service project for this year's conference.

The Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida is a non-profit organization working to return families and individuals to self-sufficiency.  The Coalition was formed in 1987 by a group of concerned citizens who noted a growing problem of homelessness in the community. Their mission is to transform the lives of homeless men, women and children by providing crucial services to end their crisis of homelessness. 

The Coalition provides a variety of programs and services, such as shelter, food, case management, daycare, job skills training, and much more.  While their clients work to reestablish productive lives, the Coalition provides housing and daycare for their children until they are ready to move back into the community.  The Coalition relies exclusively on donations to supply the daily necessities for men, women, and children in their programs.

Below is a list of items we will be collecting at the hospitality desk at conference.  Please review the list and bring as many of the requested items as possible with you to the conference to help our host city with this very worthy cause.

TOP 5 NEEDS
Diapers & baby wipes
Laundry detergent
Deodorant
Underwear/bras
New work boots

SCHOOL/OFFICE SUPPLIES
Backpacks
8.5 x 11” copy paper
Black pens
Permanent markers
Highlighters
Calculators

GIFT CARDS
Walmart
Target
Home depot
Lowes
Payless shoe source
Publix super market

CHILD NEEDS
Diapers (all sizes)
Baby wipes
Baby wash, lotion, powder, shampoo
Pack n plays

HYGIENE NEEDS
Deodorant
Feminine hygiene products
Shampoo/conditioner
Hair brushes/combs
Razors

NEW CLOTHING ITEMS
Underwear/bras (new)
Socks (new)
T-shirts (new)

Giving back to our host city....ACA helping local kids....A great partnership!

2018 ACA National Conference Planning Team