Volunteer of the week: Brianna CurtisPublished 8:41am Thursday, December 12, 2013
Curtis is a sophomore at Niles High School and a member of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD).
How did you get involved with SADD?
My friend John told me about it because he has been in it since last year and I thought it would be fun to be in it.
What does a member of SADD do?
We volunteer to help out in the community and at school. For pink week, I brought in goods for the bake sale and I also worked the bake sale. At the football games I did “mad dash for cash” and the “toss out cancer” game. I decorated the football field and we did a tackle breast cancer walk. That’s where any student that paid $1 could get out of class on Friday in sixth hour and walk around the football field.
What is the SADD organization doing this holiday season?
Right now we are doing toy drives, bake sales and candy grams. The toy drive happens outside of Walmart and we are collecting toys for Toys For Tots. We are also working with the Salvation Army (of Niles) and a couple other groups at the high school that are helping us out at the toy drive. I will be at Walmart Saturday from 1-3 p.m. collecting toys.
Why is it important to volunteer?
I think I’ve been very fortunate and there are a lot of people less fortunate than me. I think that it’s great to give back to those people. Just knowing that someone is being helped is good enough.
Why should someone join SADD?
It not only looks good on a college resume, but it’s just a good way to help people and it makes you feel good too.