While you’re learning, networking, and meeting new people, do some good at this year’s SMPS Southeastern Regional Conference!

Brand new in 2018, we are hosting a charity event during this year’s SERC conference. This year, we are supporting homeless Veterans across the Southeast with a toiletry drive for Stand Up for Stand Down. This toiletry drive collects travel and sample size toiletries to make ‘comfort bags’ for Veterans across north and central Georgia. These much-needed supplies help the men and women who return from combat with nowhere to go. Last year’s Stand Up for Stand Down drive collected more than 6 tons of toiletry items and also supported victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.

You can participate in three different ways:

  1. In advance of the conference, purchase on your own or through our Amazon wish list, travel size toiletry items. Needed items include:
    1. Toothbrushes
    2. Toothpaste
    3. Combs/brushes
    4. Deodorant
    5. Shampoo/conditioner
    6. Body wash/soap
    7. Hand Sanitizer
    8. Body Powder
    9. Antiseptic Cream / Lotions
    10. Feminine Products

Our Amazon wish list can be found here: http://a.co/37lxADK

  1. Bring to the conference your purchased items. When you arrive, you’ll find our charity table set up in the main exhibition hall. You can bag your items to create a comfort bag for a veteran or just drop your items in the donation box.
  2. At the conference, write some words of encouragement to go with the comfort bags. Whether you donate items or not, take a few minutes to write a note of encouragement to a veteran who will receive a comfort bag. Thank them for their service and wish them well as they transition to civilian life and continue to heal from their wounds.
  3. If you prefer to give a monetary donation, you can do so at https://www.uso.org/.

Our goal is to donate 200 bags of supplies

Thank you in advance for your support