March of Dimes Baby Shower
FBLA is sponsoring the baby shower. The purpose is to help children that were born prematurely and with birth defects.
The March of Dimes Mission Statement is "To improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. We carry out this mission through research, community services, education and advocacy to save babies' lives. March of Dimes researchers, volunteers, educators, outreach workers and advocates work together to give all babies a fighting chance against the threats to their health: prematurity, birth defects, low birth weight."
Facts about March of Dimes :
- The March of Dimes is one of the most successful and well-known nonprofit foundations in the United States.
- It was founded to fight polio, and after the disease was controlled by the invention of a vaccine, the March of Dimes turned its efforts to eradicating birth defects.
- The foundation funds research, giving grants to hundreds of scientists annually at a cost of more than $20 million.
- It organizes fundraising events to promote awareness and bring in cash for its programs, and it helps run community services and educational projects.
The following items would be appreciated: diapers, bottles, toys, small clothing, etc.
The mission of FBLA-PBL is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.