PDE Search

Columbia-Montour Area Vocational-Technical School

Program Title:  Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)

    Community Service Project:  Relay for Life Benefit



Motivated by wanting to help a classmate who is battling cancer our chapter decided to host a Relay for Life lasagna dinner and live auction in honor of her.


This was the 2nd annual dinner that was held.  Our goal for this year was to be able to raise double the amount of money than the $671.00 that was raised the previous year.  The main goal was to help raise money for an organization that helps so many people that are affected by cancer.


Brief Description of Program

·      The lasagna dinner and live auction was to be hosted on February 21, 2008.

·      Chapter officers had the printing technology shop in our school make advertisements (flyers) that the members could put up in their communities.

·      A newspaper article was written and printed in our local newspaper advertising the event.

·      Our chapter advisor and some of our chapter members called local businesses and community members to see if they would like to donate items for the auction, and they also received help from a local auctioneer to run the auction.

·      FCCLA members and food preparation students planned the menu, prepared all of the food and baked goods, and also served all of the food.

·      Not only did they make the lasagna and the rest of the food for the meals, they also decorated cakes, made rolls, and cookies that they donated for the auction and for door prizes.

·      On the night of the lasagna dinner FCCLA members and food preparation students did jobs ranging from selling tickets, serving food, working in the kitchen, helping with the auction, and any other jobs that needed to be completed for the night to be a success.


Results of Activity:

With the support of many community members and local businesses the chapter was able to raise more than double the profit from the year before.   Between the lasagna dinner, auction, and donations from community members we were able to raise $1,880.00 to donate to the Relay for Life organization. 


Evaluation Tools & Procedures

By receiving feedback from the people who attended the dinner and auction we were able to evaluate how well the community service project went.  There was a lot of positive feedback, and many people said that it was a project that was supporting a good cause.  Not only was this a positive experience for the people that we were helping, but it also had a positive effect on all of the FCCLA members and our advisor because we knew that the money would be going towards something that could help many people.




Contact Information


Sally Matje

Columbia-Montour Area Vocational-Technical School

5050 Sweppenheiser Drive

Bloomsburg, PA  17815-8920

570-784-8040, x3323


For additional information, please contact:

Katherine C. Simchock | Division Manager
Pennsylvania Department of Education - Professional Development & Support Services Division
333 Market Street | Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
Phone: 717.783.6964 | Fax: 717.783.6672 | TTY: 717.783.8445
ksimchock@pa.gov | www.education.state.pa.us