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

Six Ways to Reduce Stress in the Workplace

Stress Awareness month is recognized in April, however it is important to build in workplace activities and morale boosters for your employees throughout the year. Promotional products are a great vehicle for showing your staff that you care about their happiness and well-being. Here are six easy and affordable ways to promote mental and physical wellness at work and reduce stress among your employees.     1. Encourage breaks Encourage your employees to take a short stretch break once every hour and build in several longer breaks throughout the day, when employees can have a meal, snack or a cup of tea or coffee. Mental and physical breaks are important and can increase productivity. Giving each employee a custom ceramic mug filled with mints or other sweet treats is another way to show you care about each and every one of them.           2. Aromatherapy Aromatic essences … Read More

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