This year your SCASFAA President, Nikisha Dawkins, has chosen Domestic Violence as her platform. In 2015, in the state of South Carolina alone, there were 18,740 emergency calls made to a domestic violence hotline……and those are just the reported calls. Most of us know at least one person who has been a victim of domestic violence, whether the incident was reported to authorities or not. As aid administrators, we often seek to help students who are products or victims of domestic violence.

Hopeful Horizons , in Beaufort, South Carolina is making a difference in the low country. We will be collecting items that the shelter has listed as immediate needs as well as cash to help Hopeful Horizons be a place of solace and refuge for victims of domestic violence.

For any $25 or greater donation you make to our charity, Hopeful Horizons, your name will be entered in a drawing for a free registration!

Donations can be monetary or in the form of $25 worth of gift cards (Wal Mart, Target or Bi-Lo as well as gas station cards) or children’s snacks as follows:

Canned/Boxed 100% Fruit Drinks; Goldfish Crackers; Fruit Roll Ups; Peanut Butter Pretzels; Popcorn; Individually Packaged Cookies and Crackers; Small individual sized canned goods for clients in motels and Individually wrapped snack items.  Food item donations of $25 will be on the honor system!

We will again have a silent auction and are asking for your donations. For those of you who are new to SCASFAA, these donations can be many different items.  Hand crafted items, themed baskets (movie night, family game night, etc.), school t-shirts and other emblematic items are just a few of the things commonly donated. 

Our themed T-shirt is available for purchase with proceeds going to support our 1819 community service initiative of supporting victims of domestic violence and creating an awareness to stop the violence.  Please purchase a T-shirt in support of our efforts as well as show your SCASFAA pride! You can order a T-shirt when you register, and payment is due when you pick up your registration packet at the conference. Cost is $15 for Small - XLarge and $17 for 2XL-5XL. The deadline to order is October 19th.

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