State-Wide Outreach Project
The State Executive Council selected to reach out to Blank Children's Hospital because children in all 99 counties in Iowa are impacted by the services available at the hospital. The patients treated by Blank Children's Hospital may be family members, neighbors or friends - they are real people whom we meet every day. Iowa FCCLA would like to take this opportunity to reach out to them!
On June 9th the State Executive Council met with Alissa McKinney, Director of Development, who provided the group with a brief history of Blank Children's Hospital. Did you know that due to wartime restrictions the hospital was the only hospital built during World War II, after A.H. Blank himself went to the President of the United States and asked permission? In addition to a short history lesson, the State Executive Council learned about the vast array of growing services provided by the hospital.
After learning about the history of Blank Children's Hospital and many other interesting factoids, Alissa shared various ways in which Iowa FCCLA could reach out to support them in achieving their mission in providing quality healthcareto the unique needs of children.
The Iowa State Executive Council has set the goal to raise $10,000 for the Compassion Fund. The Compassion Fund monies assists the families of patients to help pay for expenses - transportation costs, utility bills, lodging, etc. - so that the family can focus on the real thing. FAMILY.
We are asking that each chapter in Iowa set a goal to collect $200.00 each, which would easily surpass our goal. With your support, Iowa FCCLA will reach our goal and impact families all across Iowa who need a little extra help.
At the Fall Leadership Rally the State Executive Council challenged each chapter in Iowa to raise a minimum of $200.00 in order to reach the goal of $10,000 they established in June.
The chapters recognized on this page are recognized for their efforts to support our goal. Chapters that have reached the Chapter Challenge of $200.00 will receive special recognition at the State Leadership Conference.
Thank you for all your efforts. Know that you have made the tough times in a family a little more bearable.
Fall Leadership Rally
Day At the Capitol