The Paulding FFA chapter in Paulding, Ohio has been awarded a Spring Semester-Long Living to Serve Grant in the amount of $1,200. The nationwide program provides grant money to local FFA chapters to support semester-long service-learning projects that address needs related to community safety; environmental responsibility; hunger, health and nutrition; and community engagement during the fall semester.
The Paulding FFA plans to help address hygiene insecurities by creating a hygiene closet that will be accessible to all high school and middle school students if they are in need of any hygiene item. Students are currently receiving donations from students at their school to get startup products for the closet, and will later use the grant money to grow the closet.
Last year, the National FFA Organization’s Living to Serve Platform provided over $500,000 to FFA chapters across the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Living to Serve Grants are sponsored by CoBank, Tractor Supply Company, Cargill, Chevrolet and CSX. For more information and a complete listing of sponsors, visit FFA.org/livingtoserve.
The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 700,170 student members who belong to one of 8,612 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.