The BuzzFree PROMises Dress & Tux Giveaway helps local teens obtain prom attire, but includes educational components and a drug-free pledge not usually found in other dress giveaway programs. In exchange for their pledge, students participate in a variety of workshops and are rewarded with a prom gown, tuxedo or suit. Students who participate in the program must be enrolled in 11th or 12th grade, hold an academic average of at least a “C,” and have good record of attendance and citizenship.
Click here for more information on the event and how to register. MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE TO ATTEND
Benefiting BuzzFree PROMises Dress & Tux Giveaway
The Council and the Alliance on Underage Drinking are hosting a virtual bake sale to benefit the event. Check out the menu and “place your order” without the worry of extra calories!
Click here for more information and to “order.” The “sale” ends on March 24.
Virtual Donation Menu
Frosted Sugar Cookie $25: Provides event registration for one student.
Assorted French Macaroons $50: Provides event registration for parents.
Red Velvet Cupcake $75: Educates five parents on the dangers of social hosting.
Mama’s Hot Apple Pie $100: Educates students on the implications of drug use.
White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake $150: Provides peer support to remain drug-free.
Heavenly Surprise Dessert $ (Custom amount): Eliminates the intention to use alcohol and drugs later in life – priceless.
Touching and Changing Lives
In the last year, The Council trained or provided direct services to nearly 35,000 people in our community. In addition, we reached tens of thousands more by
1) providing resources/materials to students, parents and teachers;
2) conducting public awareness campaigns via community events, billboards, public service announcements, and media coverage; and,
3) educating teachers, counselors and parents who pass on their skills and knowledge to countless others.
Thank you for helping us continue to touch and change lives!
Ways to Connect
Substance use disorder—known by many as substance abuse—is our country’s #1 health issue as contended by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids and other respected national organizations.
In Dallas, the volume of health-related stories involving adolescents and drugs and alcohol is staggering. Yet, we are not helpless. There are ways we can connect. There are mobilization efforts and community coalitions raising their collective voices every single day across all sectors.
There is a tangible return on investment that includes the health, safety and productivity of children, families, and communities throughout many Dallas-area counties.
Please connect with us—we’re on Facebook, Twitter and have a regular newsletter. We’re really social!
And our programs have their own web pages and connections; please check them out here:
“Substance abuse is the number one (preventable) health problem in America.”Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
“This program helped me want to go to school more.”Uriel, a student participating at a Gateway to College event
“They talked about real life situations. I was going through a lot of these problems we talked about.”anonymous student
Prevent. Intervene. Promote Recovery.
Join us as together we PREVENT problems with alcohol and other drugs before they occur,
INTERVENE when they do and PROMOTE RECOVERY for those who are already addicted.