Snowflakes and ice skating.
Hot chocolate by the fire.
Joyful families travelling near and far to be together.
These are the images you see everywhere during this time of year.
But for families struggling with a loved one’s substance use, the holidays can be very challenging: worry about a kid out on the street; fear that a wrong word will spark an argument; judgment and isolation from neighbors, family and friends.
The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids helps these struggling families. Our Helpline at 1-855-DRUGFREE takes dozens of calls every week – more than 2,200 this year alone. Families of 16-year-olds who just found a bottle of pills in their kid’s backpack; or of 18-year-olds on their fifth stay in rehab who don’t know where to turn next; or of 21-year-olds who worry that this New Year will be the last one their daughter will see.
Please make a tax-deductible gift to the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids today, so that we can answer more calls during the holidays and throughout the year.
No one is rushed off the line. Callers receive support, recommendations and, above all, kindness at a time and place in their lives when kindness is rare.
These services are offered to parents and caregivers for FREE.
But so many more families need help! Your support can maintain the Helpline in 2016. Each hour that the Helpline operates costs us $140.
Will you donate the cost of one hour? Or 30 minutes for $70? Or 15 minutes for $35?
Please spread the word by sharing this email with your network. Let all your friends and family know that help is available, and just a phone call away at 1-855-DRUGFREE.
Thank you for your support!
Director, Community Support Services
P.S. Your donation will go even farther today! Thanks to one of our generous board members; any gift you make by year-end will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, up to $25,000. That means your donation will have twice the impact!