One of the many missions of FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) is to serve the community to help promote a more harmonious society. This winter, Lithia Springs’ FCCLA chapter is doing just that. After months of planning and preparation, they were able to successfully accomplish two of their three major service projects for the season.
On Dec. 4, 25 of their members went to the annual “Breakfast with Santa” service project at the Head Start Program. During the time spent at the pre-school, members were assigned to a classroom where they were responsible for using skills learned in their Early Childhood Education class by assisting teachers in doing crafts with the children, and getting them ready to meet Santa. In addition, each member was required to donate a gift to be given to one of the children attending Head Start. With the help of several other organizations, they were able to collect more than 100 presents for the children at Head Start.
The club was thrilled to have their second-annual “Angel Tree” in the school this holiday season. A service project started last year, the Angel Tree is a way for club members to give back to kids in the school who are in need. Fifteen stockings hung on the tree, all containing a little angel and a gift requested by a student at the school. Students, teachers, and parents were encouraged to sponsor a stocking, and the gifts were then anonymously distributed.