Here’s a relatively simple way to show a little love for new and future Riverbats: Donate to Austin Community College’s annual luggage drive benefiting students transitioning from foster care.
“The ACC community’s support of our annual luggage drive has a direct impact on graduating foster care youth,” says Steven Christopher, executive director of special populations. “Helping these young adults start a new chapter in their lives with something other than a plastic bag for their belongings is an easy way to make a difference.”
ACC has collected 271 pieces of luggage and $3,745 for foster care alumni students since its first luggage drive in 2009.
Donations are requested by May 5. 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
|Cypress||Marshall Bennett||512-223-2205||[email protected]|
|Eastview||Jennifer Vasquez||512-223-5214||[email protected]|
|Elgin||Teri Villegas-Shipman||512-223-9482||[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]|