Students in Clayton High’s DECA chapter raised and donated $2,000 to the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).
The DECA chapter presented a check and several other items collected by students to Amber Toy, Family Care Specialist for MDA Eastern Carolina on Jan. 12.
The chapter’s community service effort began in March when they raised $300 by selling shamrocks during their annual MD campaign.
Following the fundraiser, DECA members and faculty participated in several activities to raise funds. The activities included participating in the Muscle Walk, a wristband sale, conducting a Miracle Minute, a bowling tournament, and Zaxby’s teacher lunches.
The chapter also got other students at Clayton High involved in their fundraiser by conducting a “Fill a Stocking for MDA” project, where classes collected art supplies for children to use at the MDA summer camp this year.
DECA, “An Association for Marketing Students,” has been a long-time supporter and partner of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Together MDA and DECA work to help fund research to find treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy and other debilitating muscle diseases. They also help meet the special needs of young people and adults who suffer from debilitating muscle diseases.
DECA utilizes community service as a dynamic learning opportunity that supports classroom teaching, student achievement, and overall college and career readiness.
PHOTO: Students from the Clayton High DECA chapter present Amber Toy, Family Care Specialist for MDA Eastern Carolina, with a check for $2,000 as well as items collected by students on Jan. 12. Those photographed (from left) are Davis Lanier, Taylor Bowman, Amber Toy, Kelli Carver, Chelsey Wansley, Hannah Ziegler, and Maya Kelly.