Join us in making a positive impact! Explore how you can contribute to Baltimore's community during this year's Cornell Annual Leadership Conference. Be a part of the good Cornellians can do!

CALC Cares: Empowering the Baltimore Community through Service

During this year’s Cornell Alumni Leadership Conference (CALC), we extend a heartfelt invitation to all attendees to contribute to the well-being of Baltimore by assembling hygiene kits for the benefit of the Historic East Baltimore Community Action Coalition’s (HEBCAC) NEST Shelter.

HEBCAC is dedicated to enhancing the lives of East Baltimore residents through various programs. The NEST Shelter is a 10-bed Emergency Youth Shelter providing temporary housing for unhoused youth aged 18-24 for up to 90 days. While at the NEST, residents receive support in connecting with resources aimed at facilitating a transition to permanent housing solutions.

Ways to Engage

1.) Donate Hygiene Kit Items at CALC: Bring your contributions of hygiene kit items to CALC! Simply drop off your donations at the designated bin located at the registration desk during check-in. We are accepting the following items:

  • Toothbrushes
  • Travel-sized toothpaste
  • Travel-sized mouthwash
  • Travel-sized deodorant
  • Soap and soap dishes
  • Travel-sized shampoo and conditioner
  • Shower caps
  • Combs and brushes
  • Q-tips

2.) Hygiene Kit Packaging Sessions at CALC: Participate in packaging hygiene kits during specific times at CALC. No registration is required for specific shifts; all packaging sessions are open for drop-ins. Feel free to join us at any or all of the following times:

Friday, February 23, 2024:

  • 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET
  • 5:45 – 7:00 p.m. ET

Saturday, February 24, 2024:

  • 8:00 – 8:30 a.m. ET
  • 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET
  • 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET

Cornell will donate the kits at the conclusion of CALC. This presents a wonderful opportunity to contribute to our host city. We encourage you to join us in making a positive impact in Baltimore!