Thanks to Caroline Kirby, National Vice President of STAR Events, for submitting this post.
The North Shelby FCCLA has been busy this winter planning their Community Service project with the Ronald McDonald House. This community service project was a special one for the chapter because of a third grade teacher in the district whose family benefited from this service organization. The chapter agreed on a goal of raising $1,000 for the organization and the families who benefit from it.
The North Shelby FCCLA chapter partnered with the third grade class to hold several fundraisers to reach their goal. During the month of December, chapter members held a bake sale during basketball games to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House. Also during these games, North Shelby FCCLA members raffled off three cakes during halftime of the games. The third grade class donated their time by helping with the bake sale and doing odd jobs around the community such as shoveling snow and selling eggs. During the North Shelby Basketball tournament, members held a popcorn stand and the money sold here was donated to the service project.
The North Shelby FCCLA chapter was able to overcome their goal of $1,000 and in the end they donated $1,152.80 to the Ronald McDonald House. As you can see, the North Shelby FCCLA is committed to helping families and service organizations within their own community. So when thinking about what your chapter can do as a community service project, remember to think locally!