SADD Club Cares and Connects

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The High School SADD Club, led by adviser Janet Werner, works year-round to support the local community and those far away who are in need. To spread some warmth to the devastated town of Newtown, Conn., the club created an inspirational quilt for the Sandy Hook School. The quilt is decorated with words to motivate the students and staff and fabric hearts to represent the lives lost. The center panel reads, “From Our Hearts to Yours.” SADD members and staff personalized their design, signing their names to the back of the quilt, and sent a club photo displaying the project.   

In recognition of their tireless efforts, the SADD Club recently received a donation from the Suffolk County Police Explorers Post 1st Precinct. A number of Deer Park students – all members of the Explorers team – volunteered their time to wrap books at Borders. A portion of the proceeds was given to SADD in recognition of their community work.

The students also attended a “Compassion Without Borders” conference held at Brentwood High School. The program stressed compassion and forgiveness in the face of life’s difficult situations.