Southwest FBLA Students Find Many Ways to Serve Community | Community Spirit
Service is a word that is all too familiar for Southwest High School's FBLA chapter. Last semester, the chapter worked on several projects to fulfill FBLA's mission of service, education, and progress.
"We have students that give back to the community through activities with their church or other organizations, but for the most part we help provide many students with their first opportunity to serve others," said Southwest FBLA Adviser Mrs. Lucretia Fuller.
During the fall semester, FBLA students worked with the American Red Cross to help organize the school's fourth annual blood drive on October 27. Twenty-seven pints of blood were donated to the American Red Cross.
The FBLA chapter also raised more than $500 for the March of Dimes to help promote awareness of premature birth during Prematurity Awareness Month in November. Funds were raised through a variety of activities, including a guest speaker from The Medical Center of Central Georgia's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, a Cutest Baby Contest, and Blue Jeans for Babies.
Members joined other District FBLA and FCCLA organizations for the second annual CTSO Coat Drive. Southwest FBLA students helped hand out donated coats at Cross Keys Church.
In response to a Reindeer Gang letter request to The Telegraph, FBLA students joined forces with Ms. Dragana Cvorovic's art classes and other business classes at Southwest to create holiday cards and gift baskets for residents of the Georgia War Veterans Home in Milledgeville.
Members of FBLA also helped raise funds for the Salvation Army by ringing the bell at the Walmart on Harrison Road in December. Students sang Christmas carols as they solicited shoppers for donations for the nonprofit organization.
Southwest's FBLA students hope to continue serving the community this semester. Southwest FBLA is here to serve our community. If you know of a volunteer opportunity for Southwest FBLA, contact Mrs. Fuller at (478) 779-4512.