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March of Dimes

March of Dimes Mission: We help moms have full-term pregnancies and research the problems that threaten the health of babies.

"The March of Dimes has enjoyed a successful partnership with FBLA-PBL since 1970. In this time, FBLA-PBL has raised millions of dollars for the March of Dimes and, in turn, the March of Dimes has reached hundreds of thousands of young people with its health education and mission messages. The March of Dimes is FBLA-PBL's only national charity partner, and attends all national and regional FBLA-PBL conferences. FBLA-PBL generates more than $500,000 annually through March for Babies participation and year-round fundraising.

FBLA-PBL is the premier business education association in the country. The mission of FBLA-PBL is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. A national association of middle school, high school, career and technical, community college, college and university students interested in business and business-related careers, FBLA-PBL has nearly 250,000 members and more than 15,000 chartered chapters throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Europe. Learn more about FBLA-PBL and their March of Dimes partnership."

National service partners help by:

  • Activating their membership to raise awareness

  • Inspiring others to get involved

  • Implementing community programs for women and families

North Carolina Scores D in PreTerm Birth Rates
D = Preterm birth rate greater than or equal to 12.9% of births in NC, but less than 14.6% (Score greater than or equal to 2, but less than 3)

icon MOD NC PreTerm Births Score Card (1.04 MB)

icon MOD US PreTerm Births Score Card (976.82 kB)


How Your Chapter Can Help

  • Hold a mini-walk at your school

  • Hold a bowling tournament (contact Mitchell CC for info)

  • Participate in a March for Babies walk in your area

  • Hold a Blue Jeans day on campus

  • Start a team for your chapter and raise money online


March of Dimes Foundation
In the nearly 40 years FBLA-PBL has been united with the March of Dimes, FBLA-PBL has consistently ranked as the top clubs and organizations fund-raising partner, raising over $15 million dollars. Mission LIFT (Leading into the Future, Together) focuses FBLA-PBL members on practicing the leadership skills they have learned to raise funds and awareness for the March of Dimes mission. Return the form with your donation to the local March of Dimes chapter by May 15. To find your local chapter, visit and enter your zip code in box at the top of the page.

icon March of Dimes Fundraising Report Form (133.1 kB)


Mission LIFT Grants
The Mission LIFT grants are designed to reward members and chapters for their support of the March of Dimes Mission LIFT partnership and to identify and support innovative ideas and projects that enhance the growth, recognition, and support of PBL and the Mission LIFT partnership. Local and state chapters that participate in Mission LIFT are eligible to submit grant requests. Grants may not be used for equipment purchases, but they are designed to support programming or activities. Grant proposals submitted for consideration must be designed to be accomplished within a period of no more than 18 months. Grant recipients will be expected to report the outcome of their project in the form of a workshop, article, or project that can be reproduced and shared with other chapters, states, and the March of Dimes. Local chapters may receive grants up to $1,000. State chapters may apply for grants up to $2,500. Applications will be evaluated by a panel of judges and announced at the NLC. Grant Applications must be postmarked by January 15.

icon MOD Mission Lift Grant Application Form (124.44 kB)