FBLA students collect donations

Local teens at the Randolph Technical Center are working to help others in need.

Members of the Future Business Leaders of America have been collecting good used clothing to donate to others in need in the community. Their efforts are part of a statewide community service project.

“We had to sort through all the clothing to make sure there are no stains, rips, missing buttons, nonworking zippers or any issue that would make the clothing not wearable,” said FBLA President Jennifer Daniels. “Then we sorted clothing by men, women, boy and girl. After that, we weighed the clothing and kept record of the poundage.”

Students then delivered the donations to the Salvation Army in Elkins, Women’s Aid in Crisis and the Randolph County Homeless Shelter. Total donations weighed in at 612 pounds.

The local FBLA members are competing against clubs across the state. The group donating the most clothing will be recognized at the West Virginia FBLA Conference April 8 to 9.a

“This is a great way for the students to give back to their community and learn planning and organization skills in the process,” said Christina Waybright, FBLA advisor.