Cambridge FBLA Continue Their Tradition of Charitable Projects


About 15 million babies are born prematurely each year, according to the World Health Organization. This complication can lead to death or permanent disabilities, impacting the wellbeing of both the babies and their mothers.

March of Dimes is a nonprofit organization that raises money for the healthcare of babies and moms affected by these issues.

To support the cause, the school’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter holds an annual donation and service project with the organization and has done so since the opening of the school.

“Every year, they are our charitable donation of choice to give back to the kids,” said FBLA Advisor Russell Gray. “Of course, we feel like the children are our future. We help these babies realize their futures.”

FBLA will be placing donation cans in rooms 2445 and 2447, and will be using for online donations up to the day of the walk.

Farr said FBLA wants to do as much as it can to help the cause, as premature birth is an issue that affects many.

Gray said he has seen the March of Dimes project impact the students as well.

“It is the satisfaction of knowing that they’ve helped other people who need it,” said Gray. 

Gray said the work the students put in helps them learn and allows their character to evolve.

“What I see is a turnaround from a standoffish high school kid who might not know what they’re doing there to an exuberant, fun-loving kid accomplishing a goal. ‘Til you come and experience it; I can’t put it in words. It’s an opportunity for students to really grow.”