Community Service

Donate ... Dedicate ... Dine-for-a-Cause

EACE gives back to the community! Each year, the association contributes to a charity local to the home of our Annual Conference.

The 2018 Community Service Committee is excited to be working with the Embry Rucker Community Shelter (ERCS), a 70-bed residential shelter that provides healthy, safe, emergency housing for families and single men and women. Located in Reston, Virginia, the shelter is dedicated to helping clients overcome the circumstances that led to their homelessness, and facilitate their transition to stable housing.

The committee is asking conference attendees to contribute in the following ways: 


Donate a $10 gift card to drop off at registration. Click here for a list of suggested gift cards. Gift cards offer shelter residents an opportunity to be independent, and will be distributed by Embry Rucker case workers directly to their clients. We will also have a box at the end of the conference to collect used Metro cards for shelter residents.



Dedicate some time during the conference. The committee will be assembling 60 lunches at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on Tuesday, June 26 from 9:30-10:30 AM in the Reston Room. 15 volunteers are needed! Please sign-up in advance by clicking below.

Sign-up Here


Dine at a participating local restaurant. A list of restaurants who will be donating portions of your check to Embry Rucker will be provided closer to the date of the conference.

If you have any questions, please contact the 2018 Community Service Committee Co-Chairs, Jennifer Barr and Lynette Harris.