Friday, August 10, 2012
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Special Photo Teens from South Gwinnett High School, left to right, Allye Sneed, Malaisia Stallworth and Taylor Harris, collected school supplies for younger students in their community.
SNELLVILLE -- In between basketball, volleyball and softball practice, three sophomores from South Gwinnett High School collected and delivered bookbags filled with supplies to three local elementary schools on Aug. 2.
Allye Sneed, Malaisia Stallworth and Taylor Harris are athletes who created a group, Reaching Academic & Athletic Goals, in order to volunteer around their neighborhood because it teaches many of the same principles as they learn while in sports.
"We wanted to collect these supplies for those who were less fortunate and to give back to the kids," Harris said. "I think this experience taught us discipline, teamwork and responsibilities (like sports do)."
The girls were able to purchase 12 backpacks with money received, filled them with the school supplies received from friends, family and neighbors.
The girls aren't only collecting things for school. They are up for any volunteer service. The next task on their list is to paint at the Covenant Counseling & Family Resource Center in Snellville.
"We started (R.A.A.G.) to help those in our community and give back to others," Sneed said. "We learned that it takes an entire community to help instead of just a small group. We all need to be a part of (volunteering) to make it work."
For more information about R.A.A.G. or to ask about vounteer services, email email@example.com.