We're Going Purple
This month we’re going purple! In fact, the whole State is. Delaware Goes Purple is a monthlong program to bring awareness to substance abuse to engage our community and youth to stand up against substance abuse. We invite you to join the movement with us.
Nearly every day, someone in Delaware loses their battle with heroin, prescription painkillers, or other addictive drugs. Teens need to know about the risks and consequences. And they need to hear it from us.
Did you know that one of the greatest challenges for people seeking help from addiction is the stigma surrounding their addiction? Those struggling should know that their disease is not one that they should be ashamed of, or keep hidden. Delaware Goes Purple empowers the community to stand up to erase the stigma and to support individuals who need it the most.
So this month, we will be sharing more on social media about substance abuse and resources available for those who are struggling. We hope you will follow along. In addition, there are several things you can participate:
- Sign the pledge here [https://www.delawaregoespurple.org/de/commit-to-go-purple/]
- “Go Purple” with us on your own social media and use #DEGoesPurple
- Support and attend purple-themed events
- Donate to the campaign here https://www.delcf.org/donations/sussex-child-healthpromotion-coalition-operating-fund/. All funds raised go towards preventing and raising awareness of substance abuse.
The purpose of the project is to promote the “new conversation” —one that includes prescription drugs. We are grateful for your support of this project. We know that if this project empowers but one individual to seek the help they need -- it will be worth it.
Thank you in advance for your support
Drug Free Sussex Initiative Mini Grants - Apply Now
Event must include Prescription Drug Prevention and Opioid, Drug & Alcohol Prevention Awareness including vaping information targeted for ages 12 to 25 years old. Developmental Asset information should be utilized when appropriate and if your organization does not have materials then can be requested from SCHC. For large projects serving over 100 the cost of materials will need to be factored into the proposal.