Mon. Jan 24th, 2022

So here you are. You are the head of a business department or club leader, an officer of the chamber of commerce, your Optimist Club or Masonic or KC group, a women’s club leader, a youth leader such as the Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts, a 4-H or Boys and Girls Club leader, or a church officer and you have been put in charge of finding a new and vital way to raise funds. You want to go beyond just the usual: Selling candy, magazines, putting up a food stand, etc. And you don’t know what to do. You want to do a good job and you want to help in a cause that is vital and important in the lives of your fellow man.

Consider strongly the challenge of educating people of all ages on the subject of drug misuse and prevention of its accompanying misery. The negative impact of drug abuse and addiction needs to be slowed down by each and every one of us so that society can repair itself and regain lost health, general welfare, intelligence, and the happiness it once had prior to the unfortunate growth of the drug culture in our lives. And fund-raising is relatively easy with this project. Here are just a handful of facts about how drugs are negatively impacting upon our lives now:

While you are busy working to make a living and your children are at school, they are daily being tempted by some of their peers and drug-pushers to “just try it once. It won’t hurt you.” Fact: Unfortunately, there are cases in which youngsters have died during their first drug use.

Fact: Children are exposed to drugs earlier and earlier in their lives. By survey, 45% of the children in public schools in the U.S. have tried drugs or alcohol, or are using them, by the 8th grade.

Fact: Parents believe that their son or daughter would never take drugs, only to find out too late that their son or daughter already has a drug problem. Unfortunately, parents are often the last to know.There are many other unfortunate facts too numerous to list here. Fact: Drug abuse is an epidemic.

But you can do something to put the brakes on and get the druggies’ influence out of your life. Just take up the challenge and run with it.

Imagine the respect you will generate for your business, profession, your department, or community by taking a leadership role in the war against drugs. You will have possibly the greatest public relations project imaginable by distributing educational facts about drug abuse that will interest and astound those who read about the drug facts that you are sponsoring. Moreover, you can raise funds for your organization as well. It’s easy. Just imagine the influence your group would generate by distributing anti-drug education materials throughout your community.

Your project would begin a dialogue between parents and grandchildren and the children in their family. It would create communication between adults who know of someone seeking help but doesn’t understand what is happening as he or she falls prey to drug addiction and its accompanying misery. The road to drug abuse is fraught with poor health in mind and body, poor school and other performance skills, lack of motivation, rebellion, poverty, domestic violence, and even jail time and crime.

By rahul