FBLA Holds “Stories for Success”: A Book Donation Drive that Allows the SPF Community to Give Back to the Less Fortunate


John Leonardo, Staff Writer

The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) held a book drive that started on Jan. 24 and ended on Feb. 11. Books of any reading level were collected and donated to the Union County Homeless Shelter. 


Any SPF student was able to donate by dropping a selection of books off to the designated boxes in any English classroom. They also were able to earn community service hours that will be tallied by the FBLA advisor Mrs. Henry. A student can receive one hour of community service by donating five books and five hours of community service for donating 20 books. The top donator will also win a Dunkin Donuts gift card.  


With some help from Ms. Stayvas, the school’s Media Center Specialist, Executive Board Member and Fundraising Chair Pari Gill was able to search for local SPF homeless shelters to donate to. 


Gill is one of the two fundraising chair members of FBLA. 


“We are trying to reach out to as many students and staff members as possible because we know that we do have the ability to make, even if it’s just a couple kids, a couple shelters, we do have the opportunity to make someone’s life a little bit happier.” Gill told the Fanscotian. 


In total, a little over 300 books have been collected for “Stories for Success.” Half of the books will also be dropped off to the New Legacy book center.