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F.E. DuBose Career Center's FCCLA Chapter leads successful shoe drive fundraiser for Camp Happy Days


The Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Chapter at F.E. DuBose Career Center in Manning has successfully concluded a Shoe Drive Fundraiser, amassing over 1,000 pairs of shoes, both new and gently used, as part of their Community Service Project. This commendable effort aimed to provide crucial support to children with cancer and assist micro-entrepreneurs in developing countries.

All proceeds from the shoe drive will benefit Camp Happy Days, allowing a child battling cancer the opportunity to enjoy a nurturing and fun camp experience. Additionally, the collected shoes have been sent to countries including Haiti, Cambodia, and Botswana, where approximately 300 million people are without shoes. This initiative supports over 4,000 micro-entrepreneurs who sell the donated shoes to sustain their families.
Chef Jean Shaw, FEDCC FCCLA Chapter Advisor and Culinary Arts Instructor speaks about the leadership of FCCLA 2023-2024 State Office of Community Service Alayna Lemon.

"Alayna Lemon's leadership and dedication were pivotal to the success of the FCCLA Community Service Project. Her ability to inspire and mobilize the community was truly remarkable. Thanks to her efforts, we've not only helped children in need but also empowered many families in developing countries. This project is a shining example of what young leaders can accomplish with passion and teamwork," said Chef Jean Shaw, praising the impactful work led by State Officer Alayna Lemon.

The success of this project could not have been achieved without the generous support of various community groups, churches, businesses, schools, and individuals. Special thanks are extended to:
- Antioch Missionary Baptist Church Youth Ministry
- Clarendon Hall
- Emmanuel Baptist Church
- FBLA - Manning High School
- Laurence Manning Academy
- New Covenant PH Church, Turbeville
- Scotts Branch High School
- Synovus Bank, Manning
- Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church
- Trinity Church of Alcolu
- Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, Greeleyville- Mrs. Carolyn Fleming
- Mrs. Recea Canty
- Mr. Lee Conyers
- Mrs. Mable Charles
- Ms. Letia Davis
- Ms. Maria Fletias
- Mrs. Sandra Gibson
- Mrs. Murline Ingram
- Coach Kelvin Miller
- Mr. & Mrs. Gregory Perry

The F.E. DuBose Career Center and its FCCLA chapter are grateful for the overwhelming community support and proud of the tangible impact their efforts will have on both local and global scales. This project exemplifies the power of community collaboration and the significant difference it can make in the lives of many.