|12/19/2012 5:11:00 PM|
FBLA completes annual service events
By Dalia Hernandez
|Vanessa Miller and Jonathan Bobadilla are cutting the hair of first graders|
FBLA Vice President
The Chelan High School Chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) completed their community service projects for the 2012-13 school year. On Nov. 8, chapter members went to Morgan Owings Elementary School to create Personal Safety Kits for all of the first graders and their parents.
The members would cut a small piece of hair and fingerprint all 10 fingers, and then compile this information into a packet complete with safety information to send home for their parents' records.
There were approximately 100 students who received completed safety kits. The Chelan Chapter of FBLA has been completing this service project for 13 years now in partnership with the Chelan County Sheriff's Office.
The FBLA chapter hopes to offer their safety kit program every year.
On Sunday, Dec. 2, FBLA members traveled throughout Chelan picking up bags full of food donations for the Chelan Food Bank. The project began on the previous Sunday, Nov. 25, when FBLA members distributed over 800 empty bags to homes in the Chelan community.
Chelan FBLA would like to thank Red Apple Market, who donated the paper bags to our chapter. FBLA members distributed and picked up the bags of food, and then unloaded them at the food bank.
The club is proud to announce that the project generated tons of food for needy families during the holiday season and have currently raised more than $700 in monetary donations for the Chelan Food Bank. We would like to thank to all those who helped support the Food Drive and donated money.
Then on Dec. 5 FBLA and FFA joined forces to help raise money for Morgan Owings Elementary first grade student Lily Hill, 6, who is in need of a seizure dog.
A donkey basketball game fundraising event took place in the Community Gym and was a great success with many laughs.
Students fell off their donkeys or could not control them; predominantly Apolinar Blanco from the FFA Team who had much trouble in staying on his donkey. During half time, everyone had an opportunity to say hello to the donkeys and take pictures.
Kadin Reimers won the 50/50 of $128 dollars. As a great character, he donated his winnings to Lily.
Overall, FBLA and FFA raised about $5,152 dollars in total. We would like to thank everyone who attended this event. FBLA appreciates our community support.
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