Ashburn, Va. (October 29, 2014) -Students from Stone Bridge High School’s Future Business Leaders of America Chapter (FBLA) will host the thirteenth annual Warm-a-Life coat drive to benefit LINK. In the twelve years, Stone Bridge FBLA has collected nearly 2,500 coats. This year the group hopes to collect 300 coats and involve the community with LINK to help those in need.
“In order to reach our goal this year of giving hundreds of coats to our community, Delaney Tsacoumis and I will spread the word around our school and community,” said Committee Co-Chair Krisa Cassidy. Many students plan to use the student holidays on November 3rd & 4th to collect coats in their neighborhoods. The club has also started collections around the community including, Belmont Station Elementary School, Sanders Corner Elementary School, Trailside Middle School, Giant of Ashburn Farm and KinderCare of Golden Meadow. Stone Bridge High School FBLA students are collecting coats through November 7th. If you would like to help with our Warm-a-Life project please contact: Mr. David Palanzi, Adviser, at 571-252-2200 or David.Palanzi@lcps.org.
Bring a coat and vote! On Election Day, community members can bring items to drop off in the containers located in the school’s lobby.
LINK, an interdenominational Christian relief organization comprised of a dozen or so churches in Herndon, Sterling and Ashburn, supplies coats for underprivileged families that are trying to keep warm this fall and winter! In 2012, LINK provided over 2,500 coats to families in need. Each year, LINK does a Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday food basket program. Coats are also distributed during our Thanksgiving distribution which is scheduled for Saturday, November 15th.
For more than 65 years, FBLA-PBL, Inc. has helped high school, middle school, and postsecondary students successfully make the school-to-career transition. FBLA-PBL produces results, including: character and leadership, good citizenship, financial management skills, and global marketing knowledge. Each year, more than 250,000 students are learning how to best develop professionally as well as personally.