Donate to luggage drive for foster care alumni by May 6

luggagedriveposter16cIt’s time for Austin Community College’s annual luggage drive benefiting students transitioning from foster care.

Faculty, staff, and students are invited to donate luggage for teens who are graduating from high school and leaving foster residences. Monetary donations also are accepted.

“Have you ever seen a young person walking down the street with everything they have in a large garbage bag?,” says Steven Christopher, executive director of special populations. “Likely this is a displaced foster care youth. The ACC community’s support of our annual luggage drive will have a direct impact on graduating foster care youth.”

Since its inaugural luggage drive in 2009, ACC has collected 242 pieces of luggage and $3,170 to support foster care alumni students.

Donations are requested by May 6. There are three ways to donate:

  • Drop off new luggage (carry-on, rolling duffels are preferred) with one of the campus representatives listed below or with the ACC Police Department.
  • Donate funds online (credit/debit card) through ACC Marketplace.
  • Donate by cash, check, or credit card at any campus Cashier Office.

Foster Care luggage drive campus representatives

Campus Name Phone Email
Cypress Marshall Bennett 512-223-2205 [email protected]
Eastview Angelica Cancino 512-223-5214 [email protected]
Elgin Patricia Sanchez 512-223-9415 [email protected]
Hays Alegra Harris 512-262-6530 [email protected]
Highland Roseana Lahti 512-223-7344 [email protected]
Northridge Lauren Gage 512-223-4845 [email protected]
Pinnacle Joyce Pope-Cain 512-223-8111 [email protected]
Riverside Eriko Tyner 512-223-6026 [email protected]
Round Rock Stephanie Horgan 512-223-0032 [email protected]
South Austin Michael Gibbs 512-223-9161 [email protected]


Learn about ACC’s Foster Care Alumni Program.

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