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Give the Gift of Blue
National FFA Foundation

Indianapolis, IN      Education

 

The National FFA Organization makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. The National FFA Foundation builds partnerships with industry, education, government, foundations and individuals to secure resources for the future of education, agriculture and student leader development.

Beyond its place in Official Dress, an FFA corduroy jacket is an article of faith, honor and pride. The jacket unifies members in  a long-standing tradition and reminds them that they are part of something larger than themselves. Let’s give every member the chance to be part of the tradition. With generous gifts, the National FFA Organization is able to gift jackets to members who would not otherwise be able to own their own jacket.

As we celebrate more than 80 years of the official FFA jacket, we know that symbolic blue corduroy is far more than Official Dress, but an icon of an American tradition–instilling pride and responsibility in those who wear it. But not everyone can wear the jacket. Not because they don’t deserve to…but because they can’t afford to. To meet this need, we need generous gifts from supporters like you! When you Give the Gift of Blue, you give a member the chance to wear a piece of history to experience the pride of wearing their own blue jacket.

• Give the Gift of Blue started in January 2014. By the end of 2015, this program had gifted nearly 2,000 jackets to 400 different chapters.

• Currently, only 4.4 out of every 10 members own a jacket.

• More than 50% of FFA members do not have jackets for official functions.

• 43 percent of our schools have 50 percent or more of their students on free or reduced lunch. Over 3,000 chapters with 50%+ students on free or reduced lunch.

This RoomFunding project will make it possible to gift nearly 43 blue jackets to members in need.

For more information about the National FFA Foundation, check out www.FFA.org.

RoomFund This Project Book Rooms

79% funded

1500 room nights needed

43 children's lives impacted

Why We Like This Project

More than ever before, sustainability through agricultural research and education is essential. The FFA stands at the forefront of this movement and I am excited to be supporting their efforts. Please join us in helping our next generation carry on the traditions and pride of this incredible organization.

Ricky Robichaud, CMP Director of Business Development

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