MN FCCLA is a State Lead Agency 2017 for Global Youth Service Day. April 21-23, 2017.
We will be celebrating youth service at state conference.
MIRACLE MINUTE CAMPAIGN FOR APRIL.
The signature celebration events will occur in local chapter’s communities with a MIRACLE MINUTE campaign to benefit food shelves in your area.
What is a Miracle Minute for Service?
During April 21-23, 2017, MN FCCLA is asking all Chapters to conduct a Miracle Minute or a Miracle day at their school in sponsoring a Lead2Feed effort for helping the local food shelves in their area.
- What could you do?
- Collect coins and donate all to your local food shelf.
- Write announcements about Miracle Minute and the facts about food insecurity and hunger in your area
- Develop a class challenge for prizes on which classroom or grade donates the most. Give prizes.
- Find a “celebrity “ in your area to help you market the effort.
- Challenge a neighboring FCCLA chapter to outdo your effort.
- Collect cans of food and make a visual display in your school.
“Pie in the Face” to raise funds for these two causes will occur at state conference.
A benefit for Kelley Leibold and Olivia Wicklund family will occur as we help two former state officers who are challenged with health situations. As we pass around the buckets at general sessions, the donations will go to these two officers who have set up Go Fund Me accounts for their situations .We will divide the donations equally to these two former state officers.
About Kelly: November 29th, 2016 we found out that Kelly has a 5 centimeter tumor in her bottom right side of her brain. It has been causing her extreme dizziness, slight loss of control on her right side, headache, and nausea. Kelly has been unable to work for the last few weeks and needs to be able to pay basic home amenities along with her medical bill. Any amount, big or small, will be greatly appreciated! Support Kelly Leibold as she finishes proton-beam radiation this February and starts chemotherapy in March. Proceeds raised go toward Kelly’s medical and living expenses.
About Olivia: My mom, Beth Wicklund, has been diagnosed with severe, early-onset subcortical dementia. My family has watched Beth’s father, my grandfather, pass away from severe dementia. We know this illness. We know our lives are now forever changed. We know the struggle ahead. That is why, on behalf of my mom and dad I am asking for help. My mom is only fifty-two years old. This diagnosis been an ongoing process and a daily struggle. After insurance, her medical bills are totaling $15-20,000. After losing my mom’s income, the rest of the family struggles to make house payments, car payments, copays on prescriptions, lunch account for my fifteen-year-old brother, hotel to stay down at Mayo Clinic for further testing, etc. Payments are long passed due and my dad could really use some relief as soon as possible (although he is too stubborn and grateful for the people that have already helped us immensely to admit we need help). I know there are many good causes to give too. I’m sure there are families that are scared and hurting even more than we are, but I am creating this fund because I am finally willing to admit that I am scared and I am hurting for my parents and what the future may bring. Thank you in advance for taking the time to read my family’s story. If you are unable to donate, your prayers mean everything to us as well.
Celebration of Service Projects- At State FCCLA Conference. Parade of Service Projects at the Thursday General Session.
Signature Event– A Miracle Minute campaign in April in your FCCLA communities to benefit food shelves.
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America ( FCCLA) will to use service –learning to address many teen issues. We will develop youth-organized workshops, conferences and projects in 5 Areas.
Youth will lead peer education efforts to influence their peers to inspire other teens for healthy family meals, community issues and local, state or global problems.
We will partner with other programs to bring information and inspiration to their peers in workshops and assemblies and develop service-learning programs around these issues for children, near-peers or their peers.
“Demonstrate what they know” in MN FCCLA STAR Events (Students Taking Action with Recognition) presentations before an evaluation team.