Donate to luggage drive for foster care alumni by May 9

Donate to Austin Community College’s annual luggage drive benefiting students transitioning from foster care.

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

“Many foster care youth have no choice but to pack their items in bags when moving because luggage can be unaffordable. Your donation or contribution will directly help graduating foster care youth as they start a new chapter,” says Steven Christopher, executive director of special populations..

ACC has collected 316 pieces of luggage and $3,945 for foster care alumni students since its first luggage drive in 2009.

Donations are requested by May 9. There are three ways to donate:

  • Drop off new luggage (carry-on, rolling duffels are preferred) with a campus representative 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 ACC Cashier Office.

Foster Care luggage drive campus representatives

Campus Name Phone Email
Cypress Lauren Gage 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]


Learn about ACC’s Foster Care Student Program.

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