FBLA raises $595 for March of Dimes

Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Cassville Future Business Leaders of America members, from left, Elisha Michael, Emily Brewer and Jordan Fisher, roll $595 worth of coins the club recently raised for the March of Dimes. Contributed photo

The Cassville Future Business Leaders of America recently raised $595 for the March of Dimes program as one of its state community service projects.

Each year, participating chapters raise money for the project. In years past, Cassville's FBLA chapter has sold heart-o-grams at lunch and only been able to donate $20 to $50.

This year the club tried something new and held a change race between first hour classes. Each first hour class was given a baby bottle to fill with change, with the class who raised the most money receiving donuts.

At the end of the day Friday, many teachers had filled their bottles, and then some. This year marked the first year the Middle School FBLA helped with the March of Dimes project, also collecting change from Feb. 11-14.

The Cassville High School chapter collected the following week, Feb. 17-21. In, total the two groups raised $595 which was donated to March of Dimes.

For 76 years, March of Dimes has been helping mothers have full-term pregnancies and research the problems that threaten the health of babies. Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) throughout the state of Missouri have adopted March of Dimes as one of its state community service projects.