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Alliance to collect care kits at Annual Session

Las Vegas—Annual Session-goers can make a difference in the lives of developmentally challenged individuals or families in crisis by donating to an Alliance of the ADA service project.

Image: Christina Peppy gets in the spirit of the AADA’s upcoming service project with an array of hats, socks and toothbrushes
From Head To Toe: Christina Peppy, 8-year-old daughter of Alliance of the ADA District 1 Trustee Kristie Peppy of Jamestown, N.Y., gets in the spirit of the AADA’s upcoming service project with an array of hats, socks and toothbrushes. Photo by Rob Sigler Photography

With the theme, “We Care for You from Head to Toe,” the AADA project gives everyone attending the ADA Annual Session Oct. 10-13 a chance to donate care kits that contain a new hat, a pair of socks and a toothbrush for clients of two not-for-profit organizations that serve Las Vegas citizens in need: Opportunity Village, an organization that serves people with intellectual disabilities, and The Shade Tree, a shelter for women, children and their pets. Dentists, dental assistants, dental hygienists, dental laboratory technicians, students, family and friends attending the ADA meeting can participate in the effort.

Donors are asked to fill a zip-top bag with a hat, a pair of socks and a toothbrush and bring it to the MGM Grand hotel. Alliance members will be there to receive kits Monday, Oct. 10, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. and Tuesday, Oct. 11, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

“Alliance members will be at the MGM Grand near the pool lobby and walkway. They will be wearing bright yellow aprons and will be ready to receive your contributions with a grand smile,” said Johanna Manasse, member of the Alliance Membership Council.

Donors can also choose to make a contribution of $10 or more to support the project.

For more details on the initiative, visit the Alliance website, www.allianceada.org.