‘Tis the season for giving back. Many of us see this time of year as an opportunity to be getting all the things you’ve been wanting, but those of us who are lucky enough to be receiving all of those new presents should also be aware of all of the people who won’t be getting anything this Christmas. There are numerous ways to do something for your community this holiday season, and there are already people who are seizing the opportunity to give back.
I asked several students from Logan High if they were making an effort to do something for the community this season, and what they were doing as part of that effort.
"At the [Alternative Gift Market], you can purchase goods for people in developing countries and living in poverty. For example, shoppers could purchase school supplies for Syrian refugees. It was amazing to see how significant a small donation can be in improving the lives of those in need.”
The first student I asked was Cambrie Anderson. She said that she sure does try to give back during the holiday season and continued to elaborate on her efforts.
“My favorite things to do at Christmas time is to write some of my closest pals a personal letter and mail it to their house, I think it means a lot to them.” Cambrie is a Student Body Officer and said, “The SBOs work extra hard over the holidays to do service, ands that’s one thing I love to do, too. Giving back over the holidays doesn’t have to be something huge; it can be just a simple act of kindness.”
The next student I asked was Piper Christian. Piper also answered yes, and told me of some of the volunteer work she’s participated in this season.
“A few weeks ago I made an effort to give back for the holidays. I helped organize the Empower Club to volunteer at the Alternative Gift Market. At the market, you can purchase goods for people in developing countries and living in poverty. For example, shoppers could purchase school supplies for Syrian refugees. It was amazing to see how significant a small donation can be in improving the lives of those in need.”
Last of all, I asked Tanner Rollins if he was making an effort to give back this holiday season. He simply answered, “No.” Well Tanner, I hope you like coal.
It’s great to see how some people in our school are really trying to make a difference. No matter how big or how small, any positive change or action helps to make our world a better place. Happy Holidays!