Each year during National FFA Week, the National FFA Foundation hosts 24-hour of giving — an event fondly known as Give FFA Day. This year, the annual day of giving will be held for the eighth year in a row on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023.
FFA supporters are encouraged to get involved by sharing the event across social channels, giving where they can, and supporting the FFA organization by sharing its stories with others.
Give FFA Day celebrates the spirit of giving in the FFA family. Alumni chapters and former members, businesses and organizations, parents and friends — those are just some of the people who individually and collectively make #GiveFFADay a success.
“Each year, we’ve seen growth in dollars raised during the daylong event,” says annual fund manager Kimberly Coveney. “With the help of generous individuals and businesses, we hope to raise $500,000 on Give FFA Day this year.”
The funds raised from Give FFA Day deliver a multitude of services and programs to members at all levels from national to state. Grants help the organization to carry out FFA’s mission, providing grants, scholarships, gifting official blue jackets to members, and more.
Ka’Shiya McKinney, a past state FFA officer from Alabama has contributed on Give FFA Day in the past as a student. She said, “I was inspired to donate during the past Give FFA Day because I knew how beneficial those funds would be to the members. I knew that my donation would help members to realize their potential, future career and foster real-world connections with those around them.”
McKinney continued, “I think it is important for FFA members and others to support National FFA by contributing financially so members can continue having life-changing experiences in this organization.”
For Give FFA Day, the National FFA Foundation partners with state FFA associations and foundations to leverage participation and increase giving at the local level.
During the 24 hours of giving, donors have the option to donate directly to the state of their choice (among other options). Many state FFA foundations join the national foundation in their efforts, and also initiate their own promotions to encourage philanthropic giving.
To learn more about 2023 Give FFA Day, visit the website here.