This year, California DECA’s partner organization is American Cancer Society. So far this year, California DECA has raised over sixteen hundred dollars for ACS, which is a tremendous accomplishment! The State Officer Team is extremely proud of this effort made by our organization. This number will also continue to grow thanks to the DECA Triathlon, which will take place during our State Career Development Conference in Irvine this March.
Throughout the year, the State Officers held many fundraisers that led to our success. We sold California DECA wristbands, collected donations at the DECA Dollar Denim Dances, and held the Mr./Ms. NorCal Competition. The California DECA Wristbands have been sold out since the District Leadership Development Conferences and are now a fashion trend that matches anything (including our beloved DECA blazers and khakis!).
Collecting donations at the DECA Dollar Denim Dances has become a new tradition for the State Officers. Even though it is difficult to collect money and stamp DECA Members at the same time, we have thoroughly enjoyed counting hundreds of dollar bills, loads of coins, and making change for members that only bring twenty-dollar bills to the dances. The Mr./Ms. NorCal Competition was definitely a big hit at the Northern California District CDC and was one of our largest contributing fundraisers to the American Cancer Society. With all our contestants running around the room convincing people to donate to ACS in order to help them win the title of Mr. and Ms. NorCal, we raised over seven hundred dollars in three minutes!
Your State Officer Team thanks you for your participation in our fundraisers, and are happy to share this success with you!