FBLA and DECA conclude clothing drive

OHS’s FBLA and DECA put on a clothing drive to raise money for their upcoming competitions.

All of the clothes donated by the school are sold on a website called schoola.com, and the clubs received 40 percent of profits to help fund DECA members’ competition fees, which any member can attend at the district level. Those who do well at districts are able to go on to state and then international competitions.

“It allows students additional opportunities to grow and develop their business and marketing skills, as well as meet other individuals with similar interests,” DECA sponsor Ms. Katie Kasper said.

The fundraiser started Jan. 8 and continued until Jan. 28. The drive proved to be beneficial for the two clubs, and they hope to keep it a tradition for future semesters.

FBLA head, Ms. Kori Vagner, said, “It has been very successful.”

The clothes have not been sold yet so the amount raised is unknown, but 45 bags of clothes were collected. The clubs hope that it exceeds the profits of their last clothing drive in September, which helped them raise $900.

“I think the drive went really well,” DECA member Jeanna Picha (11) said. “We collected a lot of clothes and hopefully it’ll give us a lot of money for our competitions.”

DECA and FBLA’s clothing drive was a big hit and hopefully will continue to be a success next year.