The Kennedy High School Student Government has granted its December C.A.R.M.A. award to the members of the Future Business Leaders of America Club.
For the past few years, John F. Kennedy’s Future Business Leaders of America Club has been extremely dedicated to helping the Ronald McDonald House, an organization that benefits sick children and their families. Every year, the entire club spends countless hours raising money for this organization using a variety of methods. In addition, the club collects holiday presents and solicits donations. This year, they collected $1,000 to benefit the children and their siblings at the Ronald McDonald House.
After all funds were collected, a group of dedicated students volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House in New York City and spent time with the children. The student volunteers helped the children make gingerbread houses with their families and distributed the gifts that they collected to the children. In addition to distributing gifts to the children, FBLA donated a 42" flat screen TV, an Xbox 360, and the Kinect system. These donations are the newest additions to the Tween’s game room.
FBLA decided to start this community service project because they felt that it would be a great idea to give back to others. Philanthropy is a key aspect of any successful business venture. Helping the Ronald McDonald House has become a club tradition and has been truly rewarding for all students involved, as well as the children and families at the Ronald McDonald House.