DECA helps out relief effort with Houston 4 Houston campaign

With our very own Houston being very safe from disaster, the Houston High chapter of Delta Epsilon Chi and Distributive Education Clubs of America, more commonly known as DECA, decided to work and help the Houston less fortunate this past week.

Houston Middle School joined in the effort, and Assistant Principal Jessica Woody created this graphic to accompany the campaign.

DECA is an international association of high school and college students and teachers of marketing, management and entrepreneurship in business, finance, and hospitality.  Your local Houston High Chapter is devoted to teaching students business tenants--and chose last week to apply their expertise to fundraising and collected money through the American Red Cross for disaster relief in Texas.

Billed as Houston 4 Houston, the students engaged the community at large by taking collections at the football game last Friday.  Spearheaded by Mandy Merkle (DECA President) and Brooke Lawson (DECA VP) the campaign happened quickly and effectively.

Houston High School students competed at the International DECA Conference in Anaheim, California in the spring 2017.

At school, the club used the incentive of a Gibson’s donut party for homerooms who raised the most amounts. DECA managed to raise over $7000 in two days, thanks to the generosity of their peers.  The funds were donated to the Red Cross for relief efforts.  The students who initiated the fundraiser were ecstatic to send these funs where they will be put to good use.

“DECA is really proud that we had the opportunity to serve our neighbors in Houston,” said Executive Council Member Julianna Stanford about the experience.
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