How Your Support Helps DrugFree Greenville
Ever wonder how DrugFree Greenville puts your donations
If your child has been educated in Greenville schools during the past
25 years, here are some of the ways.
They include substance abuse prevention activities, programs and messages
- all made possible by your generous donations. The list might surprise
you. . .
- As a four year old preschooler, your student met McGruff, the famous
crime fighting dog, at the Red Ribbon Tricycle Parade, after a week
of health education stressing the danger of drugs.
- As your student entered elementary school, positive dialog with local
law enforcement, firefighters and EMTs continued to be encouraged through
the issuing of individual Hero Cards and classroom HEROES bingo competitions.
Your student would have had 6 years in which to win a classroom “winners”
field trip with a police escort, to a lunch celebration served by our
- Your student celebrated 13 Red Ribbon Celebrations including 5 years
of elementary classroom prevention education culminating in age appropriate
DFG activity sheets, the wearing of special clothes on theme days like
“sock it to drugs” and “put a cap on drugs”,
and helping to decorate their school with red ribbons and drug-free
- Your student might have had the opportunity to represent their elementary
campus at the annual GHS sponsored Red Ribbon Pep Rally; or your student
might have walked along the highway from the Phoenix School to a prevention
assembly wearing red in a Red Ribbon March.
- Thirteen school years brought opportunities for your student to experience
all school DrugFree assemblies, sometimes featuring
older kids in student produced dramas, to national prevention specialists
including the acclaimed music and dance team, StraightWay and Primary
- And then there were all those opportunities to step out for a DrugFree
Greenville at the annual Walkathon. However, even before the
annual WALK day, your student could have supported the drug-free message
by entering the annual poster context, completing a Foot and Shoe classroom
activity booklet or participated in a School Principal Challenge like
“Slime a Principal” or “Duct Tape a Principal to the
Wall”. Or perhaps, your student helped their school win a coveted
Golden Sneaker award for most participants at a WALK.
- As your student grew to intermediate age, he or she accepted the serious
challenge of studying substance abuse prevention in preparation for
playing the drug question and answer game, Prevention Baseball.
- And then there was that memorable Kite Fly during 6th grade (5th &
6th for many) for which your student decorated kites, wrote invitations
to a community guest and then shared the kite flying experience with
that special person. It is even possible that those kites are still
hanging around your student’s garage somewhere.
- Then your student became a teenager and a middle school student with
special opportunities to impact their campus during Red Ribbon by distributing
student council candy prevention messages, answering the drug fact question
of the day, and listing all the positive things they would rather be
doing as their “anti-drug”.
- If your student was a cheerleader, they provided encouragement to
DFG Walkathon walkers hiking over the overpass or perhaps offered a
cool drink of water at a WALK rest stop.
- Your student might even have donated a little red. . .blood, that
is, at the New Horizons Red Ribbon Blood Drive.
- Then, if your student was a PAL, they cut miles of “tie one
on” community red ribbons, they mentored 6th grade students at
the Kite Fly, Mentored students at elementary “Heroes Lunches”,
or helped with early morning WALK set-ups.
- And last, but not least, your student participated in the extraordinary,
life changing three day immersion anti-drinking and driving program,
Shattered Dreams, including the fatality mock crash with first responders,
living dead program, obituary readings, all school and community memorial
assembly and mock intoxication manslaughter trial.
All of these student experiences over the last 25 years have been provided
by DrugFree Greenville through the work of hundreds of
community volunteers and teachers, for the benefit of “your”
student and all of your student’s classmates, in the fervent hope
that each of our city’s students will grow up in the knowledge that
their city is dedicated to providing them the chance and the encouragement
to grow up safe, healthy and drug free. Congratulations to all of those
volunteers and students on an impressive 25 years!
You can help DrugFree Greenville continue
its successful programs with a one-time or ongoing financial contribution
via PayPal. Just click on the "donate" button below.
You can choose the donation amount - any contribution will be gratefully