Members of Detroit FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) brought home first-place at the Region III FCCLA Leadership Conference in Waco for their ‘Rainbow Room Project’.
“Members of Detroit FCCLa hosted a variety of events to help collect items for the Children’s Advocacy Center of Paris’ Rainbow Room,” said Executive Director Rebecca Peevy.
They offered free admission to a basketball game with the donation of an item, hosted a bake sale to raise money to purchase items and hosted campus wars between the Elementary, Middle School and High School Campuses.
“The campus that collected the most points received a lunch prepared by the DHS Culinary Arts Students,” said Peevy. “We were able to collect almost 200 items to donate to the Rainbow Room.”
The FCCLA members presented their project at the Region III FCCLA Leadership Conference in Waco, Texas on February 7-9. They placed first and will advance to state in April with their project.
The Children’s Advocacy Center’s Rainbow Room an emergency resource room, stocked with basic necessities for children entering the foster care system. Unfortunately, when children are removed from their home by CPS, the children enter into foster care with whatever clothing they have on that day and very few children are able to take a change or two of clothing or even basic hygiene items with them. Before the Rainbow Room, CPS workers would purchase several days-worth of clothing and hygiene supplies with their own money just to help the kids get through the next few days until their foster placement could then help meet their needs. The creation of a Rainbow Room has changed all that by enabling caseworkers to better meet the physical needs of these innocent victims and help provide these emergency items to help make a traumatic situation a little easier.
In the photo accepting these items is CAC Paris Forensic Interviewer Angela Bates with the members of Detroit FCCLA: Member’s Names: Bailea Lawrence, Kourtnie Stringer, Elizabeth Wright
Advisor Name: Elizabeth Henderson