Giving back to our host city has become an annual tradition for ACA National Conference attendees and exhibitors.
The 2022 ACA National Conference Planning Team has chosen to collect items for New Avenues for Youth as the service project for this year's conference.
New Avenues for Youth is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention and intervention of youth homelessness. Since 1997, their programs and services have impacted nearly 30,000 young people as they work to overcome barriers, pursue their goals, and realize their potential. From supporting basic needs like meals and counseling to providing opportunities for education, job training, employment, and housing, they meet youth where they are—and help them get where they want to go.
Their mission is to work in partnership with the community to prevent youth homelessness and provide young people experiencing or at risk of homelessness with the resources and skills needed to lead healthy, productive lives.
Our conference service project goal is to collect and donate items on behalf of ACA.
They have specifically requested:
- Hygiene Items (toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, conditioner, soap, deodorant, make-up for all skin tones, etc.)
- BIPOC-specific Personal Care Products and Make-up
- Snacks - any individually wrapped snacks are great for youth to take with them when they head out for the day! All sorts are appreciated.
- Undergarments (underwear for female & male identified and bras)
- Jeans & Leggings
GIft cards also very much appreciated (no more than $25 each) from Target, Fred Meyer, & Amazon, as these generally cover most items youth are in need of.
We will be collecting the items at the hospitality desk at conference. Please bring as much as possible with you to the conference to help our host city with this very worthy cause.
Thank you for giving back to our host city....ACA helping local youth....A great partnership!
Your 2022 ACA National Conference Planning Team