ALEXANDRIA, Va. — As part of this year's National Association of Chain Drug Stores Marketplace Conference in Boston, which came to a close Tuesday, NACDS conference exhibitors and Conventions C.A.R.E. dispersed 6.5 tons of consumer goods to various charitable organizations throughout the Greater Boston community.
NACDS worked with the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority's Conventions C.A.R.E. program, which was established by the MCCA to benefit convention and trade show exhibitors, the convention centers and local nonprofits. Exhibitors are saved the time and expense of shipping unneeded goods after a show ends, while local nonprofits benefit from useful donations, such as boxes of toiletries or office supplies. The MCCA and its partners in turn help divert these items from local landfills. Marketplace exhibitors donated such products as cosmetics, health and hygiene products, food and beverages, household supplies and other consumer products available in chain pharmacies.
"During these challenging economic times, we are deeply grateful to NACDS' associate member companies for their product contributions to help those in need in the Boston community," NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson said. "NACDS is grateful to have a partner in the Conventions C.A.R.E. program to distribute these goods to local nonprofit groups."