FCCLA makes Valentines for Veterans


Valentine card made by FCCLA members to send to veterans.

Madison Samber, Treasurer

For the month of February, Family Career Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is making Valentine’s Day cards for veterans. FCCLA members stay after school for workshops, or can make the cards at home and turn them in at school. Students hand make their own cards. 

FCCLA donates the cards to Soldiers Angels, who then delivers them to veterans in hospitals and soldiers serving overseas. Each card gets sent with a donation of $1, which goes to helping the cost of sending the Valentines cards. 

“The goal is to thank them for their service to our country and spread a little cheer,” said Mrs. Renee Greene, the advisor for FCCLA. 

FCCLA members enjoy supporting the cause. Not only do they do a good deed for the community, but they also have fun doing it. 

“My favorite part of making Valentine’s for veterans was watching all the members of FCCLA get together to show their appreciation for everything the veterans and current members of the military have done for our country,” said President of FCCLA, Kira Walkosak (12). “We were able to use creativity and personalize some beautiful cards.” 

I made Valentines for Vets because it was a good opportunity for community service and doing something good, but I also had a lot of fun because I got to do it with my friends. ”

— Aidan Gilbert (12)

Students also receive one hour of community service for every 5 cards they make and turn in. 

“It’s really nice that we get to do something that gives back to the community, but we’re also able to receive needed community service hours,” said Vice President of FCCLA, Kali Walkosak (11). 

For more information on FCCLA see Mrs. Greene or Kira Walkosak.