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AAFCS Friend of the Family Award

AAFCSThe American Association of Family and Consumers Sciences (AAFCS) presented ACI with the 2011 Friend of the Family Award at their annual conference,  June 2011.

The award was presented to ACI in recognition of our commitment to strengthening families and enhancing the quality of life for all through public policy, education and other outreach efforts that contribute to a safe and clean environment necessary for human health and hygiene.

AAFCS Frienf of Family

ACI’s Nancy Bock (pictured center) accepts the 2011 Friend of the Family Award from AAFCS Board Member Marilyn Swierk (left) and AAFCS President Sue Byrd.

During the awards presentation at the Opening General Session, AAFCS said that ACI truly exemplifies an organization that is there to assure that the products that they represent are best for the family. They also mentioned that our organization has consistently put the well-being of the American public in the forefront.

Past recipients of the AAFCS Friend of the Family Award include America’s Second Harvest, Senator John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV, Former Governor of Alaska Tony Knowles and Senator Tom Daschle.

Relationships with stakeholders are the backbone of the work that we do. ACI has been working with AAFCS for over 40 years to ensure that their members have access to and understand the safe and effective use of cleaning products. We have worked with members of AAFCS to address the H1N1 crisis as is threatened to become an epidemic, and on other priority issues including ingredient communication and high efficiency detergents. The established relationship with AAFCS allows us to quickly organize educational outreach efforts to reach millions of consumers.

AAFCS is recognized as the driving force in bringing people together to improve the lives of individuals, families and communities.