stand up against substance abuse
talbot goes purplE
"We need to keep educating our families that misusing prescription painkillers WILL lead to addiction.
-- Joe Gamble, Talbot County Sheriff
Join us as we stand against substance abuse!
We can all make a difference in our community.
Here are some ways you can support this project:
Talk with your kids. Click here for tips.
Learn about proper medication storage and disposal.
Get trained on Naloxone (call your local health department).
Share our educational message (Click here).
Encourage your child to get involved at a school club.
Learn about the Good Samaritan Law (Click here).
Don't accept the use of ANY SUBSTANCES!
Talbot Goes Purple is an ambitious and important project, and your support is greatly appreciated. All contributions are tax-deductible, made through our partner the Mid-Shore Community Foundation. If you’d like to offer in-kind support, please contact us.
Support for the program includes:
Printing/production of marketing materials.
Campaign gear for the students.
Project support for in-school purple clubs.
Staff support for in-school purple clubs.
Staff support for outreach and communications.
Talbot Goes Purple is a substance abuse awareness program that engages our community and youth to stand against substance abuse.
The project is based upon THP Project Purple, an initiative of The Herren Project, a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation established by former NBA basketball player, Chris Herren, that assists individuals and families struggling with addiction. THP Project Purple has since been retired, along with the color purple, and has rebranded.
Talbot Goes Purple is an initiative from Talbot County Sheriff’s Office and Tidewater Rotary, in partnership with Talbot County Public Schools, Saints Peter & Paul School and Mid-Shore Community Foundation.