Outside support means so much to the National FFA Organization and its more than 735,000 members. If you’re willing to put your money where your mouth is, Give FFA Day on Feb. 24 is the perfect way to help give back to this organization that does so much for agricultural youth.
For the seventh year, during National FFA Week, Give FFA Day will take place. Funds raised support various programs on local, state and national levels. During the 24 hours of giving, donors will have options to donate to the state FFA associations of their choice and National FFA.
“For more than 90 years, the National FFA Organization has strived to make a difference in students’ lives,” the organization said. “Donations help FFA grow the next generation of leaders. Through FFA, students can find their path to success.”
With a membership of so many young poeple, there is a need for sustained funding to provide valuable programs, events, skills training and more; through generous supporters like those on Give FFA Day, FFA members can thrive.
“FFA is like one big ohana [family], and it’s amazing that you can share your passions in agriculture with people across the country,” stated Kayla Nguyen, a Waipahu Intermediate FFA member.
This year, the organization has a goal of achieving 1,600 donors during the 24 hours of Give FFA Day. FFA hopes to achieve this by challenging everyone to contribute throughout the day. Several companies, including Carhartt, Bayer, and John Deere, are offering matching donations. The exact details will be announced throughout that Thursday.
“Donors at every level ensure we continue to grow the future leaders of agriculture and the world,” said Kimberly Coveney, annual fund manager of the National FFA Foundation. “Give FFA Day is an opportunity for each FFA supporter to magnify their impact on the lives of young people when they join other donors across the country. Every gift makes a difference.”