We’re starting off 2016 with a bang! On January 16th and 17th, Random Acts staffers Sara and Jessica will be in attendance in the vendors room of Creation Entertainment’s Official Supernatural Convention in Jacksonville, Florida (#JaxCon)… and we’d love to see you there!
By now, our dedicated supporters know the drill, but for anyone who’s new to the convention circuit, here’s how this goes: At any convention, Random Acts makes it a priority to partner with a local nonprofit and hosts a flurry of activities to benefit the community in whatever way possible. This time around, we’ve paired up with PACE Center for Girls Jacksonville to put together one very special project.
PACE Center for Girls Jacksonville works to offer girls and young women opportunities for a better future through education initiatives, counseling services, training programs, and advocacy work. Founded in 1985 in Jacksonville, PACE Center for Girls Jacksonville serves over 2,000 girls each year and has changed the life trajectory of over 37,000 girls since its inception. What started as a community response to the realization that girls involved with the justice system were being placed in programs meant for young men has, over the years, evolved to become a national model for reducing recidivism and improving school success, employment and self-sufficiency.
During JaxCon weekend, Random Acts will be collecting 7″ by 7″ fabric squares (you can help us decorate!) to construct an elaborate quilt, which will be donated to the PACE Center for Girls Jacksonville at the end of the convention weekend. We’ll also be holding a donation drive to benefit the girls themselves. PACE Center for Girls Jacksonville has requested the following items, which may be brought directly to the Random Acts table in the vendors room on Saturday and Sunday:
** All items should be new/unused, safe (no razors, broken items, metal nail files), clean and sanitary (no used make up, etc), and age appropriate (girls 12-18)
- Mechanical Pencils (plain and colored), Pens
- Pencil Sharpeners, Calculators
- Art Supplies (sketch books, canvases, paints, markers etc.)
- Notebook Papers, Journals, Composition Notebooks, 3 Prong Folders
- Colored/Patterned Leggings
- Athletic Shoes
- Gift Cards (movies, Bath and Body Works, Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Subway)
- Jewelry (earrings, necklaces, rings, bracelets)
- Pillows/Soft Blankets
- Ethnic Hair Products, Hair Extensions (braid in, tracks and clip on)
- Body Sprays & Lotions
- Books of Quotes
- Crazy Shoe Laces / Fun Socks
- Games (board or card)
- Colorful Tape & Crafts for Journals
- Purses / Wallets
- Tank Tops
- Radios / Mp3 Players
- Sunglasses / Beach Towels
- USB Drives (thumb drives)
- Snacks (Rice Krispie Treats, chips, etc)
- Rain Ponchos & Umbrellas
You can find out more about PACE Center for Girls Jacksonville’s work over on the group’s official website here. For more information about JaxCon itself, make sure to visit Creation’s official convention page here. Don’t forget to follow along on all our social media channels throughout the weekend to get updates on contests and drawings too!
We can’t wait to see you there! Let’s get ready to have a good time and #GetKind!