In November 2016, we hosted our first AC Cares event, an initiative
to encourage the accessories industry to give back to the community. This was the first time the accessories industry has united to support a number of initiatives including 92Y’s Beads for Love, The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance and The Fair Fashion Center at Glasgow Caledonian University.

Members could participate in multiple ways: • Volunteer their time

• Donate beads
• Donate items to our silent auction or general sale • Donate money

There are two parts to AC Cares:
• Beading with the 92Y’s Beads for Love at the Win Women’s Shelter and a New York Public School
• Cocktail Party & Silent Auction

The 2017 AC Cares event was on November 28th. In partnership with Jewelers for Children, the Silent Auction & Cocktail event was held at Glasgow Caledonian New York College.