FBLA-PBL & March of Dimes

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.


March for Babies Fundraising Walk | Recognition | Prematurity Awareness | Additional Activities | Resources


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 Fundraising Walk.

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

Contact your local March of Dimes chapter for resources and support.


Recognition Opportunities

The top 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! 


Additional Activities

March of Dimes Grants

The March of Dimes grants reward members and chapters with grants up to $1,000 (state chapters may apply for up to $2,500). It's also an opportunity to identify and support innovative ideas and projects that advance the FBLA-PBL and the March of Dimes partnership.

Local and state chapters that participate in March of Dimes activities can submit grant requests for programming or activities. Proposed grant activities must be accomplished within eighteen months or less. The outcome of the project must be shared in the form of a workshop, article, or project that can be reproduced and shared with other chapters, states, and the March of Dimes.

Applications are evaluated by a panel of judges and announced at the National Leadership Conference. Grant requests must be postmarked by January 15.  

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 to your local March of Dimes chapter and ask them to credit your local chapter and designate it to FBLA, FBLA-Middle Level, or PBL. To order coin collection and walk materials, contact teamyouth@marchofdimes.com and provide the number and type of materials you need (e.g., 10 WalkMania kits, 20 coin boxes, etc). 

Contact your local March of Dimes chapter for resources and support.

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.

  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.

Contact your local March of Dimes chapter for resources and support.

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.


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 ask them credit your local chapter and designate it to FBLA, FBLA-Middle Level, or PBL.

March of Dimes Packet

March of Dimes Websites