Like many organizations, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) wants to make a positive community impact when they gather for a conference. And for the second consecutive year, SHRM worked with Clean the World to make that positive impact.
During last month’s SHRM 2014 Annual Conference & Exposition at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, attendees participated in a ONE Project event to assemble hygiene kits for people struggling to meet their family’s basic needs. At last year’s SHRM conference in Chicago, members assembled nearly 3,000 hygiene kits for Children’s Home + Aid, which serves about 40,000 needy children and families throughout Illinois, and the Chicago Help Initiative, which serves meals to the less fortunate on the city’s North Side.
Immediately after the 2013 event, SHRM’s Laura Liles was already looking ahead to this year.
“The project was such a hit,” Liles told Clean the World in July of 2013. “We assembled close to 3,000 kits, and I think we will be able to assemble even more [in 2014]. We definitely want to incorporate another ONE Project build into next year’s annual conference. It actually works out perfectly because we will be in Orlando.”
This year the group assembled 3,500 hygiene kits for needy individuals and families in Central Florida.
SHRM is the world’s largest membership organization devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 275,000 members in over 160 countries, the society is the leading provider of resources to serve the needs of HR professionals and advance the professional practice of human resource management. SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States, and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates.