Hi Florida DECA!
Helping out in your community is a huge part of DECA. Not only for community service hours for bright futures or for public relations, but because it is our responsibility to help those who are less fortunate than us.
Florida DECA is holding one more community service event this year. It is the Helping Hands Mac N Cheese Drive! We are asking all DECA Chapters to bring boxes of
Mac N Cheese to our State Career & Development Conference this year in Orlando! All the Mac N Cheese boxes collected will be given directly to the Seminole County Families in Transition, which is a not-for-profit organization that helps starving children and families in the local area. The winning chapter will receive a traveling trophy!
The majority of things we can do for community service projects are right in our local communities and schools. There are many things you can do to help, from coastal clean up projects, Relay for Life, school events, local food banks, animal shelters, home building, and more.
To make the most difference, find something you have a passion for - something that you care about! At Riverview High School we have a passion for Muscular Dystrophy because it hit home with us. Our head custodian’s son was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy. The past 5 years we have held a school wide campaign every year to help raise money and make home renovations to make his life just a little easier.
So find your passion and make your difference!
Who will be able hold the trophy March 2nd?
Good luck everyone at your district competition! I look forward to seeing you at the State Conference! Remember, do more than survive, Thrive!
Florida DECA Vice President