Our Red Ribbon Fundraiser runs through November 28th, 2023.
Want to help us reach our goal?
“What’s My Anti-Drug?”
As part of our 25th Annual Red Ribbon Day Drug festivities, we invite all Union County 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade school students to participate and creatively present their anti-drug through art. Our local contest is part of the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign conducted by the Office of National Drug Control Policy in the United States. Union County Schools may register at the beginning of each school year and the winners are presented at our annual Red Ribbon Day event in October.
Students are asked to create a poster describing what they choose to do instead of drugs. This can include things such as sports, family, and hobbies. Posters will be judged strictly on originality and creativeness, not on artistic ability.
Three finalists from each grade level will be chosen to participate in an online voting contest that will help determine the winner(s) of each grade level. Poster Contest winners will then be announced at the in person 25th Annual Union County Red Ribbon Day on October 21st, 2023. Finalists will receive their gift card prize at the walk during the formal ceremony.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where to my runner sponsorship/fundraiser funds go?
Great question! Funds raised individually or by your team go towards:
- Our 5K Runner Fund which pays for runner registrations for individuals without means to pay;
- Supply and entertainment costs for the FREE Family Fun Festival which follows the race;
- Leftover funds go towards supporting our free community programs.
Learn more about how leftovers funds are used by looking at our annual impact report!
Where do I park?
Free parking will be available across the street from the park entrance at Union College 1033 Springfield Ave, Cranford, NJ 07016
Do I have to pay for the Family Fun Festival?
The Family Fun Festival is 100% free thanks to our sponsors!
How does my nonprofit sign up to exhibit?
Non-profits can exhibit for free at the Family Fun Festival health fair! To sign up, contact Jessica Stuart (she/her) at firstname.lastname@example.org
Are there volunteer opportunities?
Yes! Please contact Kelley Ryan (she/her) at email@example.com to learn about our Red Ribbon Day sponsorship opportunities
Are there 5k registration scholarships available?
Yes! If you do not have the financial means to run our 5k but want to help us raise awareness by participating, please contact Madeline Desrosiers (she/her) at firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you accepting in-kind donations like food & other products?
Yes! If your company is interested in donating any food/beverage/gift cards/entertainment services/etc, please contact Madeline Desrosiers (she/her) at email@example.com
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