VSLive! Gives Back

The "VSLive! Gives Back" program gives conference participants an opportunity to make a positive contribution to the host community in the short amount of time they spend there.

Giving Back Nashville

The Visual Studio Live! Nashville Conference is proud to announce its alliance with Shower The People as its "VSLive! Gives Back" partner.

Shower The People

Shower The People’s primary purpose is to show love by providing mobile shower facilities to homeless individuals in the community. We believe that a shower is an essential part of a person’s well-being and self-worth. So many people do not have access to a simple shower, which many of us take for granted. A shower is essential for a person’s well-being. The ability to become physically clean restores dignity and opens the doors of opportunity, by way of jobs and housing.

We will provide on-site showers for those without access to permanent facilities, by using a converted school bus that is equipped with both showers and a restroom. Services will be provided on a previously-determined route, and they will be scheduled primarily during the evening hours. In addition, we have plans to fulfill other needs as funds become available, such as providing hygiene products, laundry services, and clothing.

Our focus will be on the homeless community of Nashville, TN. However, we may also be available for disaster relief assistance and other outreach efforts.

How You Can Help

Conference participants are invited to donate in-kind donations that directly benefit the homeless community of Nashville by bringing a NEW pair of socks and/or NEW washcloth to VSLive! Nashville.

Look for the Gives Back donation box sign near the Visual Studio Live! registration desk, or ask a staff member how you can help.

VSLive! Conference Bag Donation

Visual Studio Live! provides bags to all attendees to carry laptops, notepads, pens, and other pertinent items around while you are at the conference. The bags can also serve as useful souvenirs to take back home or to the office to remind you about the great conference you just attended. But not everyone needs a new backpack.

If you don’t need a new bag (or don’t want to take the bag home after using it for the week) and prefer it gets donated to a good cause, you can place your bag in the Give Back Box and your conference bag will be donated to Shower the People.

For more information on the "VSLive! Gives Back" program or how you can help, contact Joyce Jackson at [email protected] or 949.296.9840.