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July 25, 2017 05:26 PM

Helping College Students Impact Lives By Sharing the Gift of Clean

  • ACI Supports Student Service Project to Assist Families in Need

AAFCS 2017 Clean for a Cause

Washington, D.C. – July 25, 2017 – The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) partnered with the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) to support a new national community service project that donated 2,000 laundry detergent packets to families in need.

At AAFCS’ recent national conference, family and consumer sciences professionals donated laundry detergent packets for Clean for a Cause, an AAFCS student community service project. Those products were donated to the Family Gateway Center in Dallas, Texas, a local shelter for children and families in need. ACI provided safety information to help ensure proper use of those products.

"Once again, the American Cleaning Institute has demonstrated leadership and community support by sponsoring the AAFCS Student Unit laundry packet community service project," said Carolyn Jackson, CFCS, AAFCS CEO. "This was the 44th year that ACI has exhibited at the AAFCS Conference and supported our mission and programs, with an important focus on cleanliness, and we highly value the collaborative relationship built between our two organizations over the years."

"ACI and its member companies want to make a difference in the lives of families and communities across the nation," said Nancy Bock, ACI Senior Vice President, Education. "We were proud to support this student led initiative to provide better living through clean clothes."

"On behalf of the Family Gateway Center, I would like to thank the American Cleaning Institute and AAFCS for their generous support in helping us meet one of our most critical needs - laundry packets. We do more than 100 loads of laundry each week, and these packets will go a long way," said Kathy Kidwell, director of community engagement at the Center. "With many young children in our center, we also appreciate the safety information provided by the American Cleaning Institute."