CHOOSING A CAUSE
Philanthropy is one of the major principles DECA is built on. One thig every DECA member will remember from their time in this great organization is helping others.
Philanthropy is not only a good way to help the community but it is a good ways to connect with fellow chapter members. One way to get the most out of an act of community service within your chapter is to make it a competition. Who doesn’t love a good ol’ competition to better the community? By making it a competition it will build friendship among members and make for a better turn out for the cause.
When choosing the cause you should go with something that you personally care about. All you have to do is google something you care about and BAM millions upon millions of ways to help! There are many different causes so picking the right one for you is crucial and will set the foundation for the time.
Also, you have to factor in what you want to do for the cause. Some causes only accept certain items or even strictly money donations so it is crucial that you contact the local branch of your cause before doing so.
ALWAYS REMEMBER FL DECA HOLDS 2 HELPING HANDS DRIVES (ELS and CDC) SO PLEASE RECOMEMD CAUSES AND PARTICIPATE!!!