Give Back to Students This Holiday Season – Support Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)

By David Bollheimer posted 12-10-2020 01:42 PM


As a former treasurer from the good ole days of a couple of years ago, I can only imagine the headaches you are dealing with. When I read the OASBO updates I think about what is has to be like working kind of behind the scenes as a school business official. But you are doing it as always, playing a major part in keeping education working,

Back in those good ole days I was fortunate to serve on the OASBO Board of Directors. At the time we looked at ways for our members to give back to their communities through OASBO. In the middle of the pandemic, it is easy for this slip behind the unknowns that are facing us each day. Unfortunately, that need to give back is also growing. In this season of thanks and the upcoming holidays, I hope you will think about the need to give back as you can.

Many of you are familiar with SADD as an organization in your schools. Some of you may have been members as students. I am honored to serve as the National Chair on the SADD Board of Directors and SADD is thankful for the relationship we have developed with OASBO.

Faith Sealscott, a student in SADD from Allen County shared the following:

2020 has been a tough year for us all. COVID-19 has impacted our schools, and OASBO members knows this better than anyone. Often forgotten in the carnage of the pandemic are non-profit organizations like Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD). Each day across Ohio, SADD is empowering teens, engaging parents, mobilizing communities, and changing lives. Our work hasn’t stopped during the pandemic, it’s only increased. We’re connecting students and helping them take care of their mental health. We’re spreading the message on the opioid epidemic and vaping use, both of which are on the rise. SADD has saved me and thousands of other students across Ohio, and today I need your help. Your tax-deductible donation will help spread the message and keep teens safe into 2021.

If you would like to help the SADD mission to empower students, please click here. We both thank you in advance for your support and wish you a healthy and happy holiday season.



Faith Sealscott                                    Dave Bollheimer
Ohio SADD Student                            Former OASBO President/National Chair, SADD Board of Directors