ASPRS 2013 Annual Conference

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Giving Back

"Operation Sock Drop"SD 1-1-color FINAL - A Sock Drive for the Homeless

Operation Sock Drop was a great success at the ASPRS 2013 Annual Conference. Congratulations to the St. Louis Region as the winning Region with 66 pairs of socks donated!

Below are the Region totals for donated socks. Thank you to everyone who participated in this great project!

Region Socks Donated
St. Louis  66
Northern California 53
Eastern: Great Lakes 30
Potomac 29
Rocky Mountain 28
Western Great Lakes 27
MidSouth 26
Central New York 25
Florida 17
New England 15
Central 12
Southwest US 9
North Atlantic 7
Alaska 6
Intermountain 5
Columbia River 3
Puget Sound 2

 

"Operation Sock Drop" is a service project ASPRS is holding at the 2013 Annual Conference in Baltimore, Maryland. Socks and warm feet are one of our most basic needs, but not everyone is privileged to afford such a luxury. We have all see the beautiful video of the New York City Policeman providing a pair of shoes and socks for a homeless man:

 

Now you can help too!

 

We are asking for your help

At the ASPRS 2013 Annual Conference, YOU can help! Bring a new pair of men's, women's, or child's socks to the conference and donate to your Region's Drop Box. Drop Boxes will be located near the registration area at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel. Each Region will be in competition on how many pairs of socks are donated. The Region winner will be announced during the Exhibit Hall Passport Contest Prize Drawing on Thursday, March 28th in the exhibit hall.

It's Easy too

Socks are an easy and inexpenseive item to pack or purchase, so don't miss out on this great oportunity to give back to Baltimore while visiting this great city! If you forget to pack your donation, there are plenty of convienence stores around the Conference Hotel where you can purchase a few pairs of socks!

  • CVS Pharmacy - 630 South Exeter Street
  • Whole Foods Market - 1001 Fleet Street
  • Harborplace & the Gallery Mall - 200 East Pratt Street

Who Are You Supporting?

At the conclusion of the conference, all of the donated socks will be given to St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore. St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore is a leading provider of community services to people suffering from the effects of hunger, homelessness, and poverty in Baltimore, Maryland.

 

So bring at least one pair of new socks with you to Balitmore and as you pick-up your registration packet, help support "Operation Sock Drop"! The ASPRS Student Advisory Council will be helping make this project a success.

 

 

 

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