Every year at Carl Sandburg middle school, the Students Against Destructive Decisions (S.A.D.D) holds the annual Red Ribbon Week. This week symbolizes the commitment to raise awareness of the killing and destruction caused by drugs in America. Red Ribbon Week, developed by the National Family Partnership, began in 1988 and is held October 23rd to the 31st of every year.
Each year, Carl Sandburg Middle School strives to involve the students and staff in various fundraising or community service activities. During the month of November at Carl Sandburg, it’s time for the male staff members to take the lead. At Sandburg the event is called “Let It Grow”, it encourages many of the male staff members to try to not shave for the entire month. The goal of Sandburg’s fundraiser is to raise money for St. Jude’s Research Hospital.