Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

August 31 2016

Starting up Service in Sync

Leslie Sargent

In preparation for Service in Sync, PCMA's national all chapter service week (November 5th – 12th), the GMC PCMA Community Services committee would like to start collecting items for Sarah's Circle at our September 20 Chapter meeting. Items in HIGH demand are listed below.

In addition, there are items that need to be replenished regularly along with art therapy supplies (all listed below). We will collect additional items at Bowl-A-thon on November 10.

Sarah's Circle is a non-profit organization with a mission of serving women who are homeless or in need of a safe space. Located in Chicago's Uptown Community, Sarah's Circle has provided support for thousands of women since 1979.

Thank you so much for your generosity!! Please direct any questions to Leslie Sargent (leslie.sargent@starwoodhotels.com) or Kris Jebson (kmarinelli@mgmresorts.com). Your Co-Chairs for Service In Sync.


  • Deodorant
  • Disposable Razors
  • Stretch/Yoga Pants (XL-3XL)
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Athletic/Tennis Shoes (no high heels)
  • Dryer Sheets
  • New Socks (larger sizes needed)
  • Nail Clippers/Files
  • Flash Drives
  • Mouthwash (travel size)
  • Umbrellas
  • Plastic rain caps and plastic rain ponchos
  • Hand Sanitizer (travel size)
  • Vitamins (Multi and C)
  • Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen, or Aspirin


  • Toothpaste (travel size)
  • Mouthwash (travel size)
  • New Bath Towels
  • New or slightly used backpacks or tote bags
  • Chapstick
  • New twin size bed sheets/linens
  • Vaseline (travel size)
  • Costume Jewelry
  • Cough Drops
  • Unused Cosmetics
  • Nail Polish and Remover


  • A sewing machine, sewing needles, thread and fabric
  • Fabric bolts or large and complete pieces for making and mending clothing
  • Small acrylic color paint sets
  • Beading materials: glass beads, metal or metallic beads, wooden beads
  • Wooden boxes with lids (i.e. Cigar boxes or small treasurer chests).
  • Other wooden enclosed containers for home projects, such as birdhouses.
  • Magazines (i.e. National Geographic or Life)
  • Art Books featuring 19th and 20th Century artists
  • Art supplies such as, but not limited to: canvas boards, acrylic paints, decorative crafting supplies, modpodge.