The IACP has always been committed to giving back to the community of Alexandria, Virginia, where headquarters is located. The association holds internal fundraisers throughout the year, as well as a holiday toy drive for a local charity. But this year we wanted to do something more.
In a new spin on the annual holiday party, IACP staff remained in the office and dedicated time to give back to the community. This past Friday, staff gathered together to create 100 essential kits containing items like laundry detergent, soap, and other basic toiletries for the men and women of the Carpenter Shelter. The Carpenter Shelter supports homeless individuals in achieving sustainable independence through shelter, guidance,
education, and advocacy.
IACP’s Executive Director/CEO, Vincent Talucci explained the change to the holiday party structure, “We are staying in this year to celebrate our good fortune and to give back to those who may not be so fortunate. It is a good reminder of who we are and who we represent, a nonprofit organization that serves public servants. This is our turn to give to a good cause.”
IACP staff was enthusiastic about the change, so much so, that that a community service project will become a quarterly event.