It’s the season of love. Here are 7 easy ways you can show love and kindness, while also supporting families who need help for a loved one struggling with substance use or addiction.
1. Send a Loving and Supportive Message
Our eCards are a terrific expression of encouragement and can show how much you support a loved one in recovery. Send an eCard >
2. Uncover a Unique Gift
Check out India Hicks, the destination to find unique bags, accessories, jewelry and fragrance to pamper the one you love. They are hosting a charity shopping online event from now through Wednesday, February 8, 2017. Ten percent of event sales will go toward our work to help families. Shop India Hicks >
3. Give a Heart
Read one of our Stories of Hope and leave an encouraging comment to someone in recovery. “Heart” a story to share some love – just click on the heart. Show some love >
4. Offer Empathy and Compassion
When talking with your teen or young adult – especially about difficult topics like drug and alcohol use – try to express your understanding of how he or she may be feeling. It’s not always easy but it will help you engage better with your child and promote open and positive communication. Set the stage for positive change >
5. Take Care of You
As parents, we often find ourselves taking care of everyone else, before we take care of ourselves. Taking care of yourself is VITAL to helping your child and the rest of the family. Make a self-care promise >
6. Find (Almost) Any Gift at Amazon
Shop AmazonSmile and we will receive 0.5% of your total purchases from Amazon. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Just use the URL www.smile.amazon.com instead of www.amazon.com. Then enter our name – Partnership for Drug-Free Kids – as your charitable organization. Shop AmazonSmile this Valentine’s Day >
7. Donate $14 (or more!)
Did you know that $25 trains one local professional to deliver community education on substance use? Consider making a donation to the Partnership and your dollars will immediately make a difference in the lives of families looking for support and guidance for a child’s addiction. We are grateful for whatever you can give. Make a donation today >
Thank you for your continued support of the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids. Your generosity will help provide families with the tools they need to take effective action for their son or daughter’s substance use and addiction. We are grateful for your thoughtfulness and wish you and your family a healthy and happy Valentine’s Day.