2010 marks the seventh year that the PLUS Foundation will sponsor a Conference
Cause in the city where the annual conference is held. This year’s conference is set for San Antonio, Texas, and the charity is The Children’s Shelter.
In addition to providing temporary emergency shelter, The Children’s Shelter offers a variety of services including: residential treatment; basic
and therapeutic foster care; special needs adoption; teen parenting services;
and abuse prevention programs. The majority of the children have been removed
from their homes due to abuse, abandonment, and/or neglect.
“Back in 2004, the Conference Cause was conceived as a way for PLUS to support
communities nationwide by doing philanthropic work for local charities.” says Jeff Klenk, president of the PLUS Foundation. That year’s charity was the Armed Services YMCA of San Diego. Since then, the
beneficiaries of the PLUS Foundation’s Conference Cause have been Big Brothers Big Sisters in Boston, Chicago’s Special Olympics, Walter Reed Society in Washington, D.C., San Francisco’s UCSF Children’s Hospital, and the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
On Tuesday, November 9, before the PLUS International Conference, attendees can
volunteer to help out at The Children’s Shelter. The group will be doing grounds work—possibly helping to build a bike path, painting, planting, or similar
activities. The Foundation encourages attendees of all physical ability levels
to participate. There will be a wide variety of activities.
Donations for The Children’s Shelter are being accepted online or via fax or mail. (Go to
www.plusfoundation.org for complete information. A volunteer form is also
available on that page.)
To raise funds for The Children’s Shelter, the PLUS Foundation will sponsor a Texas Hold ’Em poker tournament and raffle on November 11, during the PLUS Conference. Full details are available at www.plusfoundation.org.
The PLUS Foundation’s Conference Cause effort has provided more than $215,000 in grants to charities
and has mobilized nearly 300 PLUS member volunteers who graciously give of
their time and talent.