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The BPA Cares Program

This community service project is designed to provide chapters with an opportunity to be actively engaged in community betterment while raising an awareness of the needs of others within their communities.




organized a food drive and together collected and donated

2722 cans representing more than 2,765 pounds of food

to the


The secondary level schools together contributed 943 cans, while the middle schools donated 1,779

Congratulations to

Fifer Middle School, donating 392 cans


Indian River High School, donating 152 cans

Special Olympics of Delaware

Like every other CTSO (Career & Technical Student Organization), Business Professionals of America has a national charitable works organization, to which the CTSO supports.  Since the day that BPA was first established in 1963, the organization has supported the Special Olympics. As such, the Delaware association has adopted this organization as the state’s philanthropy- supporting Delaware Special Olympics by volunteering and raising funds.


Special Olympic Fundraisers

Lewes Polar Bear Plunge

The Lewes Polar Bear Plunge, held annually on the first Sunday in February, has developed into a truly unique Delaware happening and has also become one of Special Olympics Delaware’s most significant fundraisers.  Make a difference in changing attitudes and changing lives… chill out and join thousands of other brrrrr-ave Polar Bears on Sunday, February 4, 2018 for the coolest thing you’ll do in 2017. BE BOLD AND GET COLD and take the Plunge!

Other Service Opportunities

If you are aware of any other volunteer opportunities that your chapter is participating in please email so other chapters may join in