RIMS 2012 SUPPORTS CRADLES TO CRAYONS
As many of us prepare to attend the RIMS annual conference in Philadelphia next week, I’d like to take the opportunity to bring something to your attention. Every year RIMS holds a community service day to support a local charity in the town where the conference is held. This year’s charity is Cradles to Crayons whose mission is to provide Philadelphia’s disadvantaged children with some of the most important basics of life. The organization collects everyday essentials, such as school supplies, toys, clothing and shoes, and creates “KidPacks” containing a week’s worth of everyday essentials. The KidPacks are then distributed by more than 350 social service agencies to low-income and homeless children living in the Philadelphia region.
Now while RIMS and Zurich (this year’s sponsor) have already collected donation items in advance that will be assembled at Sunday’s event, collection receptacles will also be placed throughout the convention center during the conference so you still have an opportunity to support the cause. Even if you are traveling a great distance to attend, gift cards are extremely portable and I am sure any donation is welcome and appreciated.
For more information about RIMS 2012 Community Service Day and RIMS 2012 Annual Conference & Exhibition, visit www.RIMS.org/RIMS12.