Academic journal article Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences

Calls to Action, Answered!

Academic journal article Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences

Calls to Action, Answered!

Article excerpt

Student Unit Officers

First Vice Chair

Nicholas Zimmerman

Bridgewater College

Vice Chair of Outreach and Service

Tinzley Giles

Jacksonville State University

Student Service Project Helps Cardz for Kidz achieve new record!

When AAFCS asked students to participate in the Cardz for Kidz! sendee project last fall, the response was nothing short of ovenvhelming. Thanks to AAFCS' support, the organization dedicated to uplifting the spirits of hospitalized or traumatized children across the globe by delivering inspiring homemade cards, enjoyed a record-breaking quarter! AAFCS joins K-Force, a national staffing company with more than 2,000 employees, as one of only two Diamond-level contributors, having delivered more than 1,000 cards. There are some big names on the leaderboard-including Google and Linkedln-and AAFCS is at the very top!

What's more, with 2,800+ donated cards received in the second quarter of 2016, the North Carolina Affiliate had two cards that made the Top Ten picks of all cards donated from across the globe!

Because of the great response, the Student Unit leadership team has decided to continue Cardz for Kidz as a project for the 2016-17 program year. There will be another Student Unit Service Project in conjunction with the 2017 Annual Conference & Expo in Dallas, Texas, and once it's announced, it will be posted on the AAFCS Student page at www. …

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