Update, February 8: This article has been updated with information regarding the location of donation bins at NIRSA 2019.

The 2019 NIRSA Annual Conference & Campus Rec and Wellness Expo is taking place from February 16–19 in Boston, MA this year and the 2019 Host Committee is proud to invite all conference attendees to give back to our greater Boston community through a glove drive! All proceeds will be donated to Cradles to Crayons – Boston. The Host Committee will be collecting donations for youth sizes newborn through age 12 and hope attendees bring their donations to conference this year.

Cradles to Crayons – Boston is a non-profit organization that serves low-income and homeless youth in the greater Boston area. It provides free, essential items to youth in need of assistance and support so they can thrive at home, school, and at play.

The Host Committee is incredibly excited to offer this glove drive as a way for NIRSA members to give back to the Boston community—it’s always so important to consider how we can have a positive influence on the communities we impact and participate in.

Donation bins will be located at the Host Committee table for the duration of NIRSA 2019.


  • Visit the Cradles to Crayons website for more information about what they do and the communities they serve.
Intramural Sports and Special Events Coordinator at Central Washington University | NIRSA Profile

Shana Kessler is currently the Intramural Sports and Special Events Coordinator at Central Washington University. She is a member of the Flag Football Work Team.