FCCLA Helps Migrant WorkersApr 19th, 2011 | By Submitted | Category: Education
By Aaron Brown
Hello there, my name is Aaron Brown, and my two friends, Cammie Frakes and Taylor Money, and I, are working on a project for our school’s FCCLA organization. When April 27th rolls around, we will be competing against schools all across the state of Florida for the best community service project. As it is with any community project, it cannot be done without, well, the community, which is you. So jump on “Team CAT” (Cammie, Aaron, Taylor) and lend us your support.
In this town there are many migrant workers who don’t make enough money to adequately clothe their children. When the idea to supply them with clothes came up as an FCCLA event to compete in at state, we were immediately drawn to the idea.
So, we accepted the challenge and got to work. By the end of June, our goal is to make 100 dresses and 100 pairs of shorts, for the migrant workers families. We have already realized that it is going to take a lot of time and hard work, but it will all be worth it when we see the faces of satisfaction when the families realize their children have proper and clean clothes to wear.
“How can I help?” Great question. You can help in a number of ways starting with donating old clothes. The clothes have to be able to fit children from ages 0 to 12 and need to be in decent, wearable condition. Once you have them gathered up, you can drop them off at a Junior Auxiliary meeting, Madison County High School, or your child’s day care center. If you don’t have old clothes, you can donate resources that we use to create the dresses and shorts like fabric, ribbon, thread, or elastic. Or, if you don’t have the resources you can just come to the high school and join us, seriously. Even if you’re pushed for time you can help just by giving us a donation, they will all be greatly appreciated. This is a community project and we can’t do it without the communities’ support. There are people in need and we all have the opportunity to help. So let’s do this together!