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The March of Dimes is FBLA-PBL’s national service partner. For over 40 years FBLA-PBL has consistently ranked as the top March of Dimes youth fundraising partner, raising over $15 million dollars and counting.

There are a number of ways you can join FBLA-PBL’s commitment to improving the lives of babies.

If your chapter raises money for the March of Dimes, use the official FBLA-PBL March of Dimes Fundraising Report Form (deadline June 1) when submitting your donation to your local March of Dimes office.

March for Babies Fundraising Walk

Each spring over one million passionate walkers, in nearly 1,100 communities across the nation, walk to raise money for the March of Dimes during the March for Babies.

Taking part in the march is easy and worthwhile! To register your chapter, visit the March of Dimes March for Babies website.

  • Pick FBLA, PBL, or FBLA-ML
  • Find your FBLA, PBL or FBLA-ML chapter to narrow your choices. Choose your state in the drop-down menu.
  • If your chapter is not listed, visit marchforbabies.org and select “join a new team.” Use your team type (FBLA, PBL or FBLA-Middle Level) along with your school name in your team title.
  • Print and complete the March of Dimes Fundraising Report Form (deadline June 1).

Contact your local March of Dimes chapter for resources and support. Also tune into the March for Babies kick off webinar for more information.


Recognition Opportunities

The top FBLA and PBL local and state chapters raising the most money for the March of Dimes are recognized at the National Leadership Conference. Grant recipients are recognized, too. Additional recognition opportunities are available on the local and state March of Dimes and FBLA-PBL levels.

Send pictures and articles about your March of Dimes activities for publication in Tomorrow’s Business Leader, PBL Business Leader or on fbla-pbl.org.


Prematurity Awareness: Color Your School Purple

Celebrate World Prematurity Day on November 17 and throughout the entire month of November by coloring your school Purple to End Prematurity! Every year, 15 million babies are born too soon worldwide and more than a million die before their first birthday. Raise awareness and show your support by coloring your school Purple—the March of Dimes color!

Download your Purple Ends Prematurity guide for step-by-step instructions on how to Purplize Your School. You can also register your chapter with the March of Dimes to receive updates and resources to help make your event even more successful!

You can request your Prematurity Awareness Month Toolkit here.


Additional Activities

March of Dimes Grants

All FBLA and PBL states and chapters are eligible to apply for a March of Dimes grant. Grants may not be used for equipment purchases, they are designed to support programming or activities to enhance our partnership with the March of Dimes. Program or activity grant proposals must be designed to be accomplished by December 31, 2019. Grant recipients must complete an outcome-based project report that can be submitted to the March of Dimes and are encouraged to have it be in the form of a workshop, article, or project that can be reproduced and shared with other chapters and states (recipients will have 18 months to complete a workshop or article).

Local chapters may receive grants up to $1,000. State chapters may apply for grants up to $2,500. Applications will be evaluated by a panel of judges and acknowledged at the National Leadership Conference. Grants must be postmarked by January 15.

MoreApply for a grant

Emailmembershipdir@fbla.org

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Fundraising Awareness

From collecting coins to fund research, to educating peers about the mission of the March of Dimes, FBLA-PBL has been an instrumental March of Dimes partner.

Chapters can participate in coin-raising and awareness activities in their local chapter, school, and community. Submit funds using the March of Dimes Fundraising Report Form (deadline June 1).

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Depositing and Reporting Contributions

Your project or walk was a success, now it is time to deposit and report your contributions to ensure your local chapter, state, and FBLA-PBL are credited for your work.

  1. Print and complete the March of Dimes Fundraising Report Form (deadline June 1).
  2. Submit to your local March of Dimes chapter.
  3. Have them credit your local chapter and designate as FBLA, FBLA-Middle Level, or PBL.

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Service Learning Curriculum

Integrate classroom learning with community service with this service learning curriculum. Student achievement is assessed on related projects as an integral part of the curriculum.

Download the Teacher Manual, Modules 1, Module 2, Module 3, Module 4, and Module 5. (coming soon)


Resources

Coin-raisers

Chapters can participate in coin-raising and awareness activities in their local chapter, school, and community throughout Prematurity Awareness Month. Submit funds to your local March of Dimes chapter and remember and to ask them to credit your local chapter and designate it to FBLA, FBLA-Middle Level, or PBL. Please use the March of Dimes Fundraising Report Form

March of Dimes Packet

March of Dimes Websites

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