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Red Ribbon Week Activities for Faith Based Leaders


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 members about the dangers of underage drinking and drug use.
  • Encourage your community to enter the Red Ribbon Photo Contest for a chance to win an iPad for their family - and $1,000 for a local school.
  • Sponsor a local school or school system with Red Ribbon Theme Merchandise.
  • Use our social media tips to post Red Ribbon Week messages on your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.
  • Encourage your community to take a stab at creating the 2024 National Red Ribbon Theme. The winner will 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.
  • Talk to your members about securing and taking inventory of their medicine cabinet to prevent prescription drug abuse.
  • Write "Celebrating Red Ribbon Week" on your email signature.
  • Incorporate Red Ribbon Week into your weekly sermon.
  • Raise money for a local prevention organization with a Red Ribbon Week potluck dinner.
  • Distribute red ribbons at your services.
  • Sign the Red Ribbon Pledge.
  • Volunteer to speak about the latest drug trends to a group of parents or to speak about the dangers of underage drinking and drug use to students in your community.
  • Access Natural High’s free celebrity drug prevention videos and download their research-based curriculum to guide discussions.
  • Organize a Miles of Quarters Campaign to support prevention.
  • Display Red Ribbons and posters on the interior and exterior of your building.
  • Include a special Red Ribbon insert in bulletins.
  • Hold prayer vigils for those affected by the use of drugs.
  • Check out what other prevention organizations are offering to make your Red Ribbon Week the most impactful yet at
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