Jersey Shore FBLA members volunteer at Ronald McDonald House

JERSEY SHORE – In April, student members from the Jersey Shore Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House (RMH) in Danville. The RMH is a “home away from home” for the children and their families that need to be at an area hospital for an extended amount of time. While volunteering, 14 Jersey Shore FBLA members along with their advisers, Rock Griswold and Dolly Oden, cooked two meals and performed spring cleaning duties inside and outside of the building.

“It was a really good feeling being able to interact with the residents and staff and have them thank us for our work,” said Rachelle Prince, FBLA member.

By volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House the Jersey Shore FBLA members focused on the FBLA goal to “Encourage members in the development of individual projects that contribute to the improvement of home, business, and community.” FBLA emphasizes that business people and social consciousness are a good fit for stronger communities.

“It felt good to give back to the community,” said Stephen Baier, FBLA member.

Fellow member Emily Sander agreed and added that, “Other organizations talk about doing things, but FBLA actually follows through.”

FBLA is a national vocational student organization for students interested in careers in business. FBLA provides innovative leadership development programs to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship.