By Alexis Durkin and Kara Morand
FCCLA, also known as Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America is a national student organization focusing on Family and Consumer Science careers. Buford High School is one of 5,300 chapters in 49 states and 2 US territories. FCCLA likes to teach students that family and the community are to be a focus. As part of this focus, the BHS FCCLA regularly go beyond the halls of the school and volunteer in the community. Here’s a sampling of their efforts.
In preparation for the holidays, Region 2 Buford High School FCCLA made batches of brownies to donate to the Good News At Noon soup kitchen. The students followed their recipe to bake delicious, homemade brownies with a chocolate frosting. BHS FCCLA visits the shelter yearly to provide and serve a meal. They have plans to do this in the Spring of 2018. BHS FCCLA is one of the many organizations that contributes to the thousands of people who are fed, clothed, housed, and sheltered each year. Visit www.goodnewsatnoon.org to learn more about this incredible ministry.
BHS FCCLA also participated in Sacks for Kids at Buford First United Methodist Church. Sacks for Kids is a program that gives children and families a sack lunch every Saturday morning. Sacks contain a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, cookies, canned soup, a bag of popcorn, a juice box, and other non-perishable food items. FCCLA students decorated lunch bags, made sandwiches, packed all the food items, and distributed the meals to children in the community who needed them. Our FCCLA students have participated with Sacks for Kids three times this year.