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Red Ribbon Week Activities for Business Leaders

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Here are some ideas to make this year's Red Ribbon Week celebration the best yet!

  • Use Red Ribbon Week as an opportunity to continue talking to your employees about drugs. Let them know that alcohol and drug use will not be tolerated.
  • Sponsor a local school with Red Ribbon Theme Merchandise.
  • Encourage your employees to enter the Red Ribbon Photo Contest for a chance to win an iPad for themselves - and $1,000 for their child's school.
  • Use our social media tips to post Red Ribbon Week messages on your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.
  • Secure and take inventory of your medicine cabinet to prevent prescription drug abuse.
  • Encourage your employees to work with their kids to submit ideas for the 2024 National Red Ribbon Theme. They'll gain national recognition and $500 of Red Ribbon theme merchandise for their child's school. 
  • This year’s theme is “Life Is A Movie, Film Drug Free.™” submitted by Cheryl Holsapfel, Digital Art Teacher, and Devansh Aggarwal from Solon Middle School.
  • Write "Celebrating Red Ribbon Week" on your email signature.
  • Contact a local governmental official about declaring October 23rd-31st Red Ribbon Week in your community.
  • Raise money for a local prevention organization by charging $5 for employees to wear denim on a special Red Ribbon jeans day.
  • Distribute red ribbons to your coworkers and staff.
  • Sign the Red Ribbon Pledge.
  • Volunteer to speak about the latest drug trends at a local Chamber Meeting.
  • Organize a Miles of Quarters Campaign to support prevention.
  • Display Red Ribbons and posters on the interior and exterior of your building.
  • Check out what other prevention organizations are offering to make your Red Ribbon Week the most impactful yet at
  • Send Us Your Best Idea. We'll filter out the best and add them to this list!