DECA supports Serve Quincy Valley
By Priscilla Castillo
Members of the Quincy High School DECA Chapter are excited about the accomplishments they have been able to complete.
This last month, DECA teamed up with the Serve Quincy Valley organization, with seniors Gonzalo Guerrero and Cecilia Fregoso doing a chapter community project to compete in this year’s DECA competition.
Guerrero and Fregoso contacted Pastor Daniel Castillo at Serve Quincy Valley to determine what donations or services it needed most. They were soon on their way to setting up a canned food drive and scavenger hunt.
Much like the senior projects that Quincy High School seniors must complete, this service project needed good planning, much time and full chapter participation. The chapter was able to collect 386 cans of food, donated by the community during the scavenger hunt and by students through a food drive at school.
However, Quincy DECA didn’t want to stop there. It also put together a baby diaper and wipes drive at the high school. Teachers and students donated more than 600 diapers and more than 1,000 wipes.
All items collected through the two drives were donated to Serve Quincy Valley, which serves local community members, single mothers and women who are victims of domestic violence. The Quincy DECA Chapter is excited to continue its partnership with Serve Quincy Valley and to help raise awareness of this wonderful organization.