The Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School DECA Chapter partnered with the Salvation Army Harbor Light in Detroit to support the organization’s efforts to feed those in need in the City of Detroit. We wanted the students and staff of our school and community to help in our efforts to support the mission of the Salvation Army. In order to address this situation, the members of King DECA Chapter organized a community service project to assist the less fortunate. The school chose to partner with the Salvation Army because they help them with their mission of assisting those in need.
Purpose of the Project:
- To give back to the Salvation Army and the community with their services
- To raise $350 from a bake sale and donations
- To provide food supplies for the children who partake in the “Bed and Bread” trucks
In order to attain the goals, students:
- Volunteered at the Salvation Army on two occasions and prepared meals
- Raised funds through a bake sale and purchased items at Sam’s Club to put on the “Bed and Bread” trucks
- Loaded the “Bread and Bed” trucks that went out into the City of Detroit
- Established a great relationship with key staff members at the Salvation Army Detroit Harbor Light location
Project Outcome and Reflections:
At the end of our project, we were glad that we were able to support the mission of the Salvation Army, which is to help those in need. We were able to give our services and connect with the staff at the location. Our chapter learned about giving back and we all had a sense of accomplishment. We raised money and were able to put snacks on the trucks for the children. Regardless of what could have been done better, we took our time to make sure that we helped those less fortunate in the City of Detroit.
Submitted by: King High School DECA Advisor, Felicia Jones