Southern States is supporting the National FFA Organization by selling FFA emblems for $1. The campaign is set to kick off Monday and run through March 24.
"We are deeply appreciative of Southern States and their assistance to raise financial support for FFA and heighten community awareness about our organization," said Rob Cooper, executive director of the National FFA Foundation. "Funds raised through the sale of the FFA emblem at Southern States stores will support FFA at the local, state and national level and ensure that we're able to continue to develop students' leadership, growth and career success potential."
"Southern States is a supporter of FFA and is proud to be the sponsor of the 'I'm Supporting FFA' fundraiser," said Thomas R. Scribner, president and CEO of Southern States. "Every dollar collected will benefit FFA members across the area. Southern States has a rich heritage of working with FFA and hopes the public will assist with the project by supporting the effort and contributing a dollar for a personalized paper FFA emblem."
After customers buy an emblem, they can sign their name or even the name of a child they care about. The emblems will then be displayed in the store for all to see. Proceeds are split between the local FFA chapter, the state FFA association and the National FFA Foundation.