Every year, Centennial FBLA partners with a non-profit organization that embodies the issue chapter members feel need the most attention. With the support of the community, Centennial FBLA has been able to help the following organizations:
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2014-Current: Food For Families
This 501(c)(3) was started by Centennial FBLA memebers to begin a mobile food pantry/market in the community. The mission of Food for Families is as follows: In a compassionate and dignified enviornment, Food for Families will gather, store, and distribute food at no cost to people in our community. The program will focus on 'community helping community' while empowering individuals to become food secure through education and resources.
2013-2014: My Fathers House
In January of 2001 Cathe Wise founded the orginization because of the overwhelming need of homeless shelters in Oregon. My Fathers House is unique because it not only shelters families it equips them with the necessary life skills to become productive members of society.
The facilities shelters houses families who each have their own self contained units which provided a kitchen and a private bathroom. Each family is provided food and clothing from the on site donation centers. The shelter has aided many families in finding their own place in society.
2012-2013: Oregon Action for Healthy Kids
During the 2012-2013 school year, Centennial FBLA partnered with Oregon Action for Healthy Kids, a local non-profit organization that helps combat childhood obesity.
The mission of Oregon Action for Healthy Kids is to support schools in the continuous development, implementation, and evaluation of local wellness policies, providing age-appropriate and culturally sensitive resources to help develop the knowledge, attitudes, skills, and behaviors needed for healthy development.
2011-2012: The Dougy Center
Founded in 1982 by Beverly Chappell, The Dougy Center provides a safe place for children, teens, young adults and their families who are grieving a death to share their experiences. The organization is able to accomplish this through peer support groups, education, and training.
2010-2011: Centennial Educational Foundation
Centennial Educational Foundation is able to give grants to students, teachers and classrooms for a variety of purposes including field trips, scholarships for graduating seniors, classroom projects, school supplies and much more. In addition, CEF sponsors the Closet-to-Closet, a program that provides students in need with shirts, socks, and other various clothing items free of charge.
March of Dimes
In the last eight years, Centennial FBLA has participated in fundraisers that helps the Oregon Chapter of the March of Dimes. Centennial FBLA members encouraged community members to donate to the March of Dimes to help eliminate premature birth, birth defect, and infant mortality. As of 2013, Centennial FBLA has donated over $20,000 during the eight year partnership.