Project Purple Works!
THE Project Purple Initiative Works!
From schools and universities to the workplace, we can all join together and Go 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 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.
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.