Stand Up and Join Us!
Join The Herren Project and people of all ages across the United States as we “Go Purple” and stand together against substance abuse. Join the Project Purple initiative and get your purple on…wear Project Purple shirts and awareness bands or organize a local event in your community. It is our hope through Project Purple we can all join together to make a difference, celebrate life and support one another.
Schools, Universities & Community Groups
Register your Project Purple team today. In just a few minutes your team will become part of the Project Purple initiative and join others across the country as we stand up against substance abuse. Please be sure to get permission from your school administration or community group leadership prior to registering to participate in Project Purple.
“You don’t need Drugs or Alcohol to change who you are, You are perfect the way you are.”
- Chris Herren
Wear A Band. Take A Stand.
Looking for a way to show your support for Project Purple? Wear A Band and Take A Stand with The Herren Project! Click on the link below to download your flyer and encourage your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers to join you. Place your Project Purple band order today and join The Herren Project as we Wear A Band. Take A Stand. Wear Purple · Show Support · Stand Together.
Please Note: For best results, print your flyer on a heavy paper stock. Just click on the flyer to download the file for printing.
“It Only Takes One Person To Stand Up To Make A Difference.” - Chris Herren
Project Purple Works!
From schools and universities to the workplace, we can all join together and Go Project Purple! Organize a dress down day or a Purple Day to show your support for the 20 million Americans touched by addiction. To get started, choose a date and plan your event. Invite your co-workers to participate utilizing the flyers and paycheck inserts which can be customized with your event date, location and your contact information. All donations generated from your event can be made on-line or via check made payable to The Herren Project, PO Box 131, Portsmouth, RI 02871. Be sure to include your team name with your donation so we can share your results! Wear Purple · Show Support · Stand Together.
Join the Herren Project as we stand up to substance abuse and Go Project Purple! Standing together we can make a difference. To download the flyers below, just click on the image. Heavy paper stock is recommended for best printing results.
Light & Unite Purple
Join The Herren Project and light the night Purple! On January 26th-30th 2015, landmarks, buildings and homes across the world united in Purple. Join us in 2015 and light up your home, purchase a purple sting of lights, light bulb or spot light. To light up large buildings or landmarks use the film gel Rosco #2009 Storaro Violet. They are available in large sheets 20”x24” and sold by the sheet. To order or for more information, please visit: http://www.barbizon.com/product_info.php?products_id=2107. Show your support for all those affected by substance abuse. Light the Night · Show Support · Stand Together.
Please Note: (Excerpt from Rosco Web Site).
Most light fixtures can be covered using the 20”x 24” sheets. Every light is different and each will accept the filter in its own way. Some fixtures may have a slot for sliding the filter in, others may necessitate a little more creativity to attach the filter in front, which may be as simple as a little tape. You’ll want to leave some separation between the filter and the actual lamp itself, as the lamp itself can get quite hot. Securing the filter to the glass lens of the luminaire (not the lamp or bulb) is best. Try to cover the entire lens or opening because any white light that escapes can overpower the purple light.
1 person dies every 19 minutes from drug overdose in the United States.
1 in 6 teens has used a prescription drug in order to get high or change their mood.
The estimated annual direct cost to our society resulting from substance abuse is more than 250 billion dollars.
32.9% of people needing treatment do not receive treatment due to lack of health coverage and cost of rehabilitation programs.
20.5 million people age 12 or older need treatment for an illicit drug or alcohol use problem but do not receive treatment.
7.5 million children under age 18 live with a parent with an alcohol disorder.
90% of addictions get their start in the teenage years.
On an average day in 2008, 4,365 Adolescents used an illicit drug for the first time.
In the US in 2008, almost 1/3 of adolescents aged 12 to 17 drank alcohol in the past year.