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Tuesday, August 18 • 9:30am - 12:30pm
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Cleveland Community Service Project: Shoes and Clothes for Kids and Cleveland Animal Protective League
by Nicole Laflamme, 2015 Host Committee 

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Service Project I – SC4K Packing Day

When: Tuesday, August 18, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Where: Woodland Data Center, 4966 Woodland Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44104
Registerhttp://bit.ly/saa-service

Service Project II – SC4K Donations
When: Tuesday, August 18 – Saturday August 22
Where: Cleveland Convention Center Donation Boxes in the SAA Registration Area

Service Project III – CAPL Donations
When: Tuesday, August 18 – Saturday August 22
Where: Cleveland Convention Center Donation Table in the SAA Registration Area

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Attendees of the 2015 SAA Annual Conference in Cleveland will have a fun opportunity to give back to the host city by participating in a charitable service project.  We will be partnering with Shoes and Clothes for Kids (SC4K) https://www.sc4k.org/ and Cleveland Animal Protective League https://clevelandapl.org/ to provide volunteer opportunities for interested meeting goers.

What is SC4K?

Shoes and Clothes for Kids (SC4K) is the only non-profit organization in Greater Cleveland providing new shoes and clothes at no charge throughout the year to thousands of children in need.  For the past 46 years, SC4K has had a positive impact on the lives of area children by giving them the pride and confidence that comes from having new shoes and clothes.  Pride and confidence are essential to a child's success in school – and in life.

What will the volunteers do?

Service Project I – Packing Day (Tuesday, August 18, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm)

Archivists!  Your organizational expertise is needed!  SC4K buys pallets of clothes that need to be counted, sorted, and packed into smaller boxes for its distribution partners.  Packing days are a fun opportunity that involves some physical labor, including:


  • Making boxes.

  • Opening and unpacking boxes.

  • Breaking down boxes.

  • Packing boxes.

  • And then starting the process all over again!


Register: Please fill out this very short form by August 10 at http://bit.ly/saa-service

A minimum of 10 volunteers is needed.  FREE lunch will be provided to volunteers after the shift.


Location: Woodland Data Center, 4966 Woodland Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44104. (Map)

From: Ontario St. & St. Clair Ave. stop in front of Global Innovation (attached to Convention Center) or from behind Tower City on 102 Prospect Ave. West stop (closest to Renaissance Hotel) then take Bus 14 to 4966 Woodland Avenue.

Alternatively, volunteers can meet at SC4K at 9:30 am.

At the Warehouse: The warehouse is a red brick building with the GE logo on the façade. Park in the lot, go in the door that has both concrete steps and a wheelchair ramp, at the security desk inside, sign in and ask for the Shoes and Clothes for Kids.

Questions about SC4K can be directed to Nicole Laflamme at nicole.laflamme@jmsmucker.com.

Service Project II – SC4K Donations
When: Tuesday, August 18 – Saturday August 22
Where: Cleveland Convention Center Donation Boxes in the SAA Registration Area

It’s back to school time!  Help local kids by providing most-needed essentials to start the school year off with confidence and pride.  Donation boxes will be set up in the Cleveland Convention Center.  SC4K is seeking new articles of children’s clothing, specifically socks and undergarments, and back-to-school essentials.  Pack a few items to bring to Cleveland – they won’t take up much room in your suitcase – to add to our donation boxes.

Forgot to bring something along?  Here are some local shops:

Tower City
230 W Huron Rd
Cleveland, OH 44113

CVS Pharmacy
Gateway District, Playhouse Square
840 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44114

CVS Pharmacy
Civic Center
1400 E 9th St
Cleveland, OH 44114

Payless Shoes
Gateway District
430 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44114


Service Project III - Cleveland APL Donations
When: Tuesday, August 18 – Saturday August 22
Where: Cleveland Convention Center Donation Table in the SAA Registration Area



To help out kids of the four-legged variety… SAA will be collecting wish list items for the Cleveland Animal Protective League. The shelter’s needs range from items for the animals to office supplies, many of which are “suitcase friendly.”

For SAA’s novice and champion knitters, cat and dog blankets would be welcome as well!  We’ll be sharing more about ways to help Cleveland’s pets-in-waiting as the meeting gets closer. In the meantime, check out the Cleveland APL’s wish list.https://clevelandapl.org/donate/our-wish-list/



Vote for your favorite archival cat or dog!  Beginning in July, Kate Theimer will be hosting a web contest encouraging archivists to “vote” for their favorite archival photos of cats and dogs.  A selection of sixteen archival photographs featuring pets will be narrowed down each week …with the ultimate dog or cat winner being selected during 2015 SAA Conference!



SUBMIT ENTRIES! (kate.theimer@gmail.com, by July 22)



  • Submit archival photos (unlicensed, sourced from your archives or repository) of a dog OR a cat.

  • Submissions from outside the U.S. are welcomed.

  • Please provide an appropriate credit line for your image.


VOTE! (http://www.archivesnext.com/, begins July 24)



On or about July 24 host Kate Theimer will launch a March Madness style competition, in which your donations to the Cleveland Animal Protective League will allow you to vote for your favorite images of cats and dogs from the archives. We’ll start out with a “sweet 16” and by the week before the SAA meeting it will be down to the top cat and top dog battling it out for supremacy, with the winner announced on August 21. 

Questions about donating to the CAPL can be directed to SAA member Caryn Radick atcaryn.radick@gmail.com.


Tuesday August 18, 2015 9:30am - 12:30pm
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