FAQ

General

What is Project Purple?
Project Purple is an initiative of The Herren Project, a non-profit foundation established by former NBA basketball player, Chris Herren, that assists individuals and families struggling with addiction. Project Purple was launched to break the stigma of addiction, bring awareness to the dangers of substance abuse and shed light on effective treatment practices.

How do I learn more about Project Purple?
The Project Purple web site has been designed to be a valuable tool in developing your local Project Purple initiative. Explore each Project Purple page on this site for an overview of the project and the tools needed to launch a successful Go Project Purple event. Need posters and materials? A Press Release Template? Visit the Tools and Resources page.

What is happening for 2014?
The 2014 Launch is scheduled January 27th -31st schools and community groups across the country will be “Going Purple” by wearing purple shirts and awareness bands to stand up against substance abuse. Many schools and community groups will host “Go Project Purple” days, sponsor Project Purple events and athletic games. If you can dream it – you can do it…Go Project Purple!

Can my school or community group support Project Purple on an alternate date?
January 27th – 31st are the official Go Project Purple dates for 2014. Although we will be standing together wearing purple in January, please continue to stand up against substance abuse and make good choices each day. Schools and communities nationwide will “Go Purple” throughout the calendar year. Remember – It is never too late!

Can Chris Herren come to my school to speak?
Chris does travel the country speaking to schools and sharing his story with the hopes of positively impacting just one person. For more information on how to bring Chris to your schools, please visit www.ahoopdream.com/speakerinquiry

How can I reach Chris or a member of his team with any questions?
Please feel free to e-mail any questions regarding Project Purple to goprojectpurple@theherrenproject.org Due to a high volume of inquiries, please allow 24 hours for a response.

Project Purple Registration

How do I register my school or group?
To register your school or community group to participate in Project Purple, please visit the Participate page on this web site. All the resources you need to “Go Purple” are available at www.goprojectpurple.org.

Is there a fee associated with registration?
There is no fee for registering as a Project Purple participant, please do not submit a registration form unless you are seriously considering planning an event for your school or community group. A Herren Project team member may follow up with you regarding your participation and event planning.

Tools & Resources

Where can I buy Project Purple T-Shirts?
Shirts are available for purchase through The Herren Project. You may submit an order for your shirts on the Go Project Purple Gear page. All t-shirts will be dropped shipped directly from the factory via UPS ground delivery service to your location. (Delivery: Most US locations within 2 to 3 days.)

Do you have Awareness Bands available for purchase?
Awareness bands are available for purchase through The Herren Project in bulk quantities of 10, 50 or 100 bands. You may submit your order for bands on the on the Go Project Purple Gear  page.

Will the Herren Project donate any Project Purple Items to my school or organization?
The Herren Project is a non-profit organization and we are dedicated to funding programs to stand up against substance abuse. Therefore, we cannot donate multiple quantities of shirts or awareness bands to schools or community groups.

How will I receive the merchandise I order?
Go Project Purple merchandise can be ordered through the Tools & Resources page. All merchandise will be drop shipped directly from the factory too ensure the fastest delivery possible.

Can we create our own Project Purple items?
All items using the Project Purple logo must receive written approval from The Herren Project prior to being produced. There is a logo use guide that must be adhered to at all times. If you are interested in developing and creating your own Project Purple items, please contact a member of our team at goprojectpurple@theherrenproject.org.

Can we use the Project Purple logo on our event materials?
Please contact The Herren Project if you are seeking permission to use the Project Purple logo on your event materials. A member of our team will  work directly with you to answer your questions regarding approved logo use. Please feel free to view and download the Logo Use Guide Please remember Project Purple is an initative of The Herren Project and all mentions of Project Purple must incorporate the Herren Project name in prin tor gear. For more information please contact us at goprojectpurple@theherrenproject.org.

Donations

Does the Go Project Purple campaign generate funds?
The Project Purple awareness campaign is solely supported through donations made to The Herren Project. Any funds generated through the sale of Project Purple items will be used to support the programs and initiatives of The Herren Project. Founded in 2011, The Herren Project is a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation established by former NBA basketball player, Chris Herren, that assists individuals and families struggling with addiction.

How will the donation raised through The Herren Project be used?
Donations and gifts directly support the mission, programs, initatives and services of The Herren Project. Through your support, The Herren Project will make a positive impact in the lives of individuals and families suffering from addiction and bring hope for a better tomorrow.

Is the Herren Project a 501(c)3 organization?
The Herren Project is a 501(c)3  organization. Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Will I receive a donation receipt for my taxes?
Please allow 2 to 3 weeks for receipt of your donation acknowledgement letter. The Herren Project is a 501(c)3  organization. Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. Please check with your personal tax advisor regarding the deductibility of your gift.

Is my donation tax-deductible?
The Herren Project is a 501(c)3  organization. Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. Please check with your personal tax advisor regarding the deductibility of your gift. Thank you for your generous support!

Statistics

1 person dies every 19 minutes from drug overdose in the United States.
The Partnership at Drugfree.org
 

Never 2nd guess who you are & where you are going! #BeYou #projectpurple fb.me/7dMvBmHrS

It's really that simple. Make good choices. fb.me/6CoFTh7HO

A lesson can be learned in everything fb.me/1JqEiOx0H

Surround yourself with people who reflect who you are and what to be. #BeYou #goprojecpurple fb.me/4uKKfeiVR

New information released today shows a rise in teen use of performance-enhancing substances. Read more from the... fb.me/1RWPdirl2

My son is growing up, and he's going to have to make choices for himself. I want him to spread his wings and... fb.me/71GowdhhY

What kills more than cars, guns, & accidental falls? DRUG OVERDOSES! Educate yourself. Know the facts. fb.me/1pQbYBfi5

Family Day at Camp Welch Assonet MA 8/24 11 -5pm. Event is free & fun 4 whole family! @c_herren @Mike_Herren pic.twitter.com/ylKAb8ydrH