FARMINGTON — The Mt. Blue Chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), with the help of the Franklin County Children’s Task Force (FCCTF), took part in spreading holiday cheer on Dec. 21, delivering boxes of needed items, toys and vouchers for groceries to a struggling Franklin County family.
Renee Whitley, Children’s Task Force executive director, was contacted in early December by Mt. Blue FBLA leader Regina Savage, who was seeking a family that could use extra support.
The task force works with a lot of families who struggle during the holidays. However, there was one special family who had seen more than their share of rough times in the last few months, facing job loss and having a new baby.
The organization and the FBLA identified clothing sizes, needs and a few special items for each family member. FBLA also enlisted the Mt. Blue Student Council and the FCCTF’s Maine Families home visiting program to help deliver the goods.
The FBLA students, Rena Voter, president; Elenor DeCarolis, vice president; Annaset Jackson, secretary; Talazen Smith, historian/reporter; Jacelyn Daggett, treasurer; Charlie Eng; Lydia Doyle; Madison Lehigh; and Colbey Goozey, were joined by Student Council members to wrap and tag all of the items before delivery.
“Because of the generosity of some great kids and a fantastic FBLA leader, this family enjoyed a stress-free holiday season,” said Whitley.