Volunteerism At Its Best
Students from the King Philip Regional High School in Wrentham’s DECA (An Association of Marketing Students) class have been very busy and working incredibly hard for the National MS Society this school year. Two groups consisting of five students are raising money AND awareness of the Society. The DECA students, all 11th and 12th graders, are preparing for an education in marketing, management, and entrepreneurship in business, finance, hospitality, and marketing sales and service industries and have been selected to be members of this elite club.
Chairperson for the Fundraising group, Christine Bullock, a senior, contacted the Chapter last Fall with a list of events she and her fellow students planned to take on, all to benefit the National MS Society. Some of those events include;
Organizing a bike team to ride and raise money for the Vineyard Bike Ride on Martha’s Vineyard
Organize a fundraising and awareness Bowl-A-Thon at North Bowl in North Attleboro
Have an Awareness Booth at a local Crafts Fair in Norfolk
Offer “Casual Friday’s” to the faculty at King Philip for a fee of $1.00 each Friday
Lunch Table Facts, where they put a tent card on all the cafeteria tables with information about multiple sclerosis
Lollipop sales from their school store
The National MS Society is their charity of choice not by accident. Each of the students in the group has either a friend or family member living with multiple sclerosis. Members of the group include Christine Bullock, Kelly Moscariello, Katie Kelleher, Dane Solberg and Parissa Safizadeh.
To donate to the group, call 774-210-2066 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Party-goers at this Winter’s holiday party in Chicopee, Mass. were fortunate to participate in a raffle. The raffle was coordinated by volunteer Diane Hall, a member of the Greater Springfield MS Self Help Group, and the proceeds ($500 over the last three years) provide partial scholarships to MS Vacation Week in June, allowing several individuals with MS to attend. Many members of the Springfield Self Help Group and attendees of the Holiday Party generously donated items for the raffle. Diane, who has been attending MS Vacation Week camp since its inception in 1986, stated, “Camp is like heaven to me and I want other people with MS to be able to experience what I have. There are no boundaries at camp and there is such a bond of friendship between those who attend.” Please see the MS Vacation Week program notice in Community Programs for more information on camp and how to apply.