ACI Convention volunteers assemble thousands of hygiene kits
WASHINGTON — Member companies attending the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) 2013 Convention helped the non-profit group Clean the World assemble more than 2,200 hygiene kits that were donated to families in need in Seminole County, Florida, according to a press release.
The convention, which took place January 28-February 2 in Orlando, highlighted ACI's partnership with Clean the World, an organization which collects discarded soaps, shampoos, conditioners and other hygiene products from more than 1,200 participating hotels and hospitality partners, the release stated.
"Thanks to the generosity of ACI volunteers, we were able to donate more than 2,200 hygiene kits to the Families in Transition (FIT) program at Seminole County Public Schools," said Clean the World Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Shawn Seipler.
"Seminole is a suburban county on the north side of Orlando and was featured in a 2011 60 Minutes segment about the children of homeless families," Seipler added.
According to the release, with the help of FIT, students and their families receive assistance with enrollment procedures, transportation to their school of origin, school supplies, free breakfast and lunch, tutoring if needed, and referrals to local service agencies for additional services if necessary.
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