DECA Members Helping Fargo’s Open Doors Mission

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The North Dakota DECA officers have set a goal to collect items for Open Doors 65 to fulfill the need for those in the Fargo area who need them most. All items that North Dakota DECA collects will be gifted to the homeless. Items will be collected in the 22 North Dakota DECA Chapters across the state and bring them to the Fall Leadership Conference October 13, 2019. 

DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management with a focus on being active in their communities. This Community Service Campaign is just one of the requirements for Chapters to earn recognition and awards. As a part of the learning process, Chapter members practice skills like planning a hygiene and sock drive at their school, involve local businesses, and  host events, and promotions within their communities to meet the goal.

DECA Chapters were challenged by the ND DECA Association Leadership Team to collect 2 items per member who attends the conference, which would equal more than 1,000 items if the goal is met. Items that will be collected are cocks – children or adult, any size or any color -and Hygiene items from a list that was provided by Open Doors. 

If you would like to connect with a DECA Chapter and hold your own Hygeine and Sock Drive in support of the effort, please leave a comment or email to get started. 


1. Shampoo
2. Conditioner
3. Toothpaste
4. Dental floss
5. Mouth wash
6. Band-aids
7. Deodorant
8. Body wash
9. Lip balm
10. Hand sanitizer
11. Face wash
12. Hand soap
13. Breath strips
14. Mints

15. Shaving razors
16. Loofas
17. Lotion
18. Hair brush/comb
19. Feminine hygiene products
20. Shaving cream
21. Toilet paper
22. Nail clipper
23. Tissues
24. Body soap
25. Dry shampoo
26. Cotton swabs
27. Q-tips
28. Hair ties
29. Socks

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