At next month’s career development conference in Orlando, chapters from around the state will bring canned chicken, fruit, tuna and dinners to be donated to Manna Food Pantries as part of Florida DECA’s Helping Hands spring collection. A great way to collect items beyond your chapter is to involve other clubs or organizations in your school and to look beyond those within your own school.
Community service is a common theme throughout many clubs in any high school. Your DECA chapter can unite with others for a common good and collect more items than you would’ve been able to on your own. Not only will this bring out community support for Helping Hands, but also bring your school community closer together as you unite for a good cause. Another alternative would be to look towards other schools in your community. If you have worked with local middle or elementary schools in the past, invite them to take part in the collection. This is a great way to involve a varied group of people in your collection and spread the word about DECA and the Helping Hands project that will continue in years to come.
As the CDC and the spring Helping Hands project fast approaches chapters across the state will begin collection items for the Manna Food Pantry. In your collection, don’t go in alone. Involve other clubs and schools within your community to make a great impact!