Archive for Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Chapter participates in volunteer projects during holiday season

January 3, 2012

Our local FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) chapter has participated in a few projects and fundraisers this holiday season.

FCCLA has done two projects by partnering with the Tonganoxie High School student council for the Good Shepherd Thrift Store. The first project was stuffing stockings for local children in need this holiday season.

All of the Triple-A advisory period classes at THS held a competition to see who could come up with the best stocking. There was such an amazing response. We helped not only the thrift store but also Team Tongie families and other families in need.

The winning class received a pizza party. Our FCCLA chapter was able to adopt two families for the thrift store this year, as well.

THS and Tonganoxie Middle School FCCLA members had fun bell-ringing for the Salvation Army on Nov. 26. Members rang bells outside B&J Country Mart and the post office. Members sang Christmas carols to bring about the Christmas spirit. All the money raised went to the Salvation Army.

“We had a lot of fun,” said Elaine Scheilz of the Tonganoxie FCCLA chapter. “It felt good to help.”

Another fun service project was to decorate a wreath to be auctioned at the Breakfast with Santa event sponsored by the After-Prom committee.

The students in our school really enjoy helping others.

Happy holidays from your local FCCLA chapter!

— Samantha Jones is a Tonganoxie High School student and FCCLA member.

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