On November 29th and 30th, 2016 the Accessories Council hosted the inaugural annual AC Cares charity event. This event was the first time the accessory industry came together to volunteer and give back, over 140 companies and individuals participated. There were various ways to contribute to the initiative; companies were able to volunteer time, donate beads, donate product to the silent auction and general sale or join the Council at the event to shop for a cause! The Council also joined forces with The 92Y’s Beads for Love program where volunteers helped children bead necklaces for parents and caregivers at The WIN Shelter and a New York City Public School. Sales proceeds were shared three ways between the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance, Glasgow Caledonian University’s Fair Fashion Center and the Accessories Council. The AC Cares cocktail party was sponsored by R.J. Graziano.
Items at the AC Cares Silent Auction.
Rachel Darcy and Hanna J. Grey of Andronike.
R.J. Graziano and Lindsey Kress of R.J. Graziano at the silent auction
Florence Shin and Athina Wang, Co-Founders of Covry
Cara Smyth and Maggie Kervick of Glasgow Caledonian University
Frank Zambrelli, Accessories Council Chairman and Co-Founder at Banfi Zambrelli
Audra Moran, CEO of the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance