Red Ribbon Week and Other Ways to Support Substance Abuse Awareness

Red Ribbon Week and Other Ways to Support Substance Abuse Awareness Schools, public safety, healthcare, and other nonprofit organizations all do their part to raise awareness about alcohol, tobacco and drug abuse and its prevention. October is Substance Awareness Month and one such effort is The Red Ribbon Campaign™, which promotes Red Ribbon Week® in the last week of each October every year. The 2018 dates are October 23-31st. What is The Red Ribbon Campaign™ The Red Ribbon Campaign™ was launched in 1985 after the National Family Partnership gained knowledge of the serious drug trafficking problem in Mexico that was making its way to the U.S. It began as a way to encourage families and educators to talk to their children about substance abuse prevention. Specifically, the anti-drug campaign encourages people to wear red double-looped ribbons in order to show that they have taken the pledge to educate children and … Read More

How Your Organization Can Support Men’s Health this Movember

  What is Movember? Movember, also known as “No Shave November” is a month-long campaign to raise awareness for several serious issues that threaten men’s health and quality of life: prostate and testicular cancer, mental health issues, and suicide. Many men over the years have chosen to grow a mustache throughout the month of November as a way to show support for this important cause. The Movember Foundation facilitates the campaign and seeks to provide educational resources and to promote fundraising efforts to continue this mission. From healthcare practices to fitness facilities to places of employment, promotional products can be a very effective way to achieve this important goal of improving men’s physical and mental health. What are the Rules? There are several important rules to keep in mind when setting out to grow a mustache in support of the Movember cause: 1)   Choose a charity or team and register to begin your fundraising efforts. 2)   If you … Read More

5 Ways To Use Promotional Products to Support Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and promotional products are an important means for any kind of business to show their support for the cause, while raising funds for awareness, prevention and treatment. 1) Fundraising Promotional products are a great way to raise funds for breast cancer research, education, and future awareness efforts. Choosing a promotional item that people will find fun or useful, such as drinkware or a tech item, will make raising funds easier, and as a bonus, your logo will be on the item spreading the word about your organization as well as elevating the cause. 2) Education Use promotional products to educate people on risk factors, signs and symptoms, and early detection. Education is one of the best ways to increase the rate of early detection and connect those in need with resources in their community.  Promotional products such as magnets, calendars, and bags can help share the … Read More

February is American Heart Month: 5 Ways to Spread Awareness

Whether you are a hospital, school or business, promotional products can be a great way to make health and wellness information more engaging and when taken home, can serve as an important reminder to make heart-heathy choices all year. Wear Red on National Wear Red Day Wearing red on National Wear Red Day (which takes place this year on February 3, 2017) is a great way to show your support for the cause and get the word out. Custom imprinted hats and t-shirts make great giveaways at schools, awareness events, health fairs and at the office to promote heart-healthy habits.               Build in Fitness Breaks Encourage stretching, walking and yoga breaks at the office and at school to increase physical activity among students and employees. Give out prizes as incentives, such as a stickers and balloons and send them home with a heart-shaped hot/cold … Read More

Your Guide to Winter Skin Care

Winter offers the festivity of the holidays and the special magic of snow sports, but it also means tough conditions for our bodies–especially our skin. Keep your skin in top shape this winter with these skincare tips and tools! 1. Stay hydrated: One of the best ways to keep your skin from drying out is by increasing your water intake. Even if you don’t feel as thirsty as you do during hot summer weather, you should drink consistently throughout the day to avoid dehydration. A light, BPA-free water bottle makes steady sipping easy (and cute!). Try the skinny insulated or poly-squeeze–either can be tossed in your purse or fit in a car cupholder. 2. Moisturize regularly: Regular application of quality creams and lotions is your best bet for replenishing the moisture that dry winter air poaches from your skin. Layer on cream right after a shower, when pores are open. … Read More

Get Winter Ready

To get the most out of winter, it’s critical to have the right gear. Here are five customizable “winter-ready” products that will ease daily life for you and your team until the spring thaw: Core 365 Prevail Packable Puffer Jacket This comfortable, versatile jacket, available for both men and women, is as convenient as outerwear can get. It comes with a handy storage pouch for easy stowing, whether you’re traveling or just warming up and shedding a layer. The water-resistant finish and thermal poly fill keep you dry and warm, in a variety of colors. You can embroider your company or team logo on it for a distinctive touch.  7” Intensive Ice Scraper A sturdy ice scraper is a necessity! On freezing mornings, no one wants to wait for the engine to warm up and the defroster to kick in. At 7”, this intensive scraper is the right size for … Read More

In the News: The Personal Safety Keychain Alarm

In response to a violent crime against an elderly New York City resident, the NYPD’s Community Affairs Bureau started Senior Safe, a new program aimed at protecting senior citizens. As part of this safety initiative, the NYPD has made plans to distribute bracelets with the personal safety keychain alarm attached, to every senior center in the city. Read more here The Personal Safety Keychain Alarm is extremely loud at 100-110 decibels, and can be heard up to 175-225 feet away. It also has an LED light for additional security. It is fast and simple to use, making it ideal for emergency situations.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Turning Awareness into Action

Wearing pink for October is a good first step, but ultimately the goal of raising awareness is to spur action. Here’s how to encourage your audience to give back and get involved during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Raise Funds Add your logo to a wide range of themed products, such as this keychain, and sell them to customers with a pledge to donate a certain percentage of proceeds to a charity that supports breast cancer research. To make sure your money is going to the right place, first look up the intended organization using Charity Navigator or the Better Business Bureau. Run Together Get your office coworkers together and form a team to participate in a local charity walk or run during the month of October. Not only will training for the race be a great way to build office camaraderie as you all work towards a common goal, but … Read More

What is the Red Ribbon Campaign? The Red Ribbon Campaign®, organized by the National Family Partnership, is one of  the oldest drug prevention programs in the United States. The project promotes awareness, advocacy and expanding available resources to reach more young people and encourage them to remain drug-free. Children, parents, educators and businesses that participate in the program are asked to sign the Red Ribbon Pledge, stating that they are committed to creating a drug-free America. During Red Ribbon Week®, which takes place between October 23-October 31 of each year, the goal is to reach millions of youth, providing educational resources and encouraging them to participate in drug prevention activities taking place across the country. This year’s theme is, “A Healthy Me Is Drug Free.” If you are an educator or business celebrating Red Ribbon Week®, there are a number of fun ways to promote drug and alcohol awareness and … Read More

How to Talk About Fire Safety

Fire Prevention Week is an annual event designed to get people talking about fire safety. This year’s theme focuses on preventing fires in the home and emphasizes the importance of having a plan in place for if one does occur. Here, we detail ways to get the word out and educate others during the week of October 8-14, 2017. In School Teachers can help students get excited about fire safety with a weeklong curriculum dedicated to the subject. Consider creating a trivia game around fire safety, where students can earn these themed stickers for recalling fire prevention facts. To further reinforce your in-class lessons, assign homework where students have to work with their parents to create a home evacuation plan in the case of an emergency. Our Fire Safety and Me book from the All About Me™ collection can also be a great teaching tool, allowing students to insert their … Read More

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