The following was submitted by Berlin High School student Hannah Smolicz.
Ten years ago, Jim Arnold and Mary Pacyna noticed the financial struggles that the town of Berlin may not always see, but have always endured. These two Berlin High School staff members strived to help those Berlin families and therefore decided to create Berlin Helping Berlin. This organization raises funds for people in the community, primarily within the school system, wherever they are struggling financially.
For instance, Berlin Helping Berlin often assists students by paying for school events such as field trips so that they do not have to miss out on incredible experiences due to financial restraints.
They also aid injured or ill teachers and students via donations or financial support.
Berlin Helping Berlin is an exceptional organization that will benefit tremendously with increased community support. With your monetary or timely donation, you will be able to help your neighbors, classmates, and fellow townspeople.
You may support Berlin Helping Berlin through the efforts of Berlin High School DECA.
DECA is an international business organization well-known for its business competitions, leadership events and involvement within local communities.
DECA initially reached out to Berlin Helping Berlin because the organization focused on providing aid to local families, a cause that the Berlin DECA members also feel passionate about.
In the past, DECA has had the ability to fundraise for this organization by creating BHB wristbands and selling them at school events.
Now, a couple DECA students, Hannah Smolicz and Nadia Human, have decided to further assist Berlin Helping Berlin relating to the annual Connecticut DECA high school business competition. These students will create a Community Service Project, which includes the general marketing of the organization itself while hosting a collection of fundraising activities.
At the competition, Smolicz and Human will submit a 20-page paper outlining their campaign and also deliver a presentation displaying their results. A significant component of this campaign is the creation of an updated logo, website and slogan, the slogan being From Berlin, For Berlin.
Their events and activities include hosting Coin Wars at Berlin High School, a November to December bake sale and major Berlin High School sports games raffles.
Berlin Helping Berlin and DECA hopes to see your support throughout this project.
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