The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) and the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) have launched "Warm Hands, Warm Hearts," an effort to gather gloves, mittens and hand soap for those affected by Superstorm Sandy.
"We applaud the work of all of the organizations who have provided relief to those affected by Superstorm Sandy," said Nancy Bock, ACI Senior Vice President of Education. "But we know there are tens of thousands of people still struggling to recover from the aftereffects of those storms. And we want to do our part to provide education, care and support to those in need."

As colder weather and winter conditions loom, ACI is asking the public to donate gloves and mittens that can be sent directly to families affected by Sandy. At the same time, ACI will gather and donate bars of soap for those in need.
"We are pleased to partner with ACI to collect gloves and mittens for individuals and families affected by Superstorm Sandy," said Carolyn W. Jackson, CFCS, AAFCS Executive Director. "I know our national network of family and consumer sciences professionals will be ready to help touch the lives of those who continue to struggle with the cleanup and loss during the frigid winter months."
Donations of gloves and mittens must be received by December 17, 2012 and can be sent directly to:
American Cleaning Institute
Attn: Nancy Bock
1331 L Street NW, Suite 650
Washington, DC 20005