Help us help kids learn how to safely cope with stress and anxiety.

Project of
Safe and Sober

We're in the middle of a mental health crisis in the United States, and teenagers aren't exempt. In fact, we're seeing an increase in teens experiencing general anxiety. Teens are turning to drugs and alcohol to cope with stress. Together, we can help them understand and improve their mental health. They are worth it!

This project has raised

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Pledge Incentives


$10.00 Level

4 Supporters

Every donation makes an impact to Safe & Sober. Your support helps us prepare teens for a better future by helping them avoid substance abuse, staying safer on the road, and helping them understand and improve their mental health. They are worth it!


$25.00 Level

8 Supporters

Your donation puts us $25 closer to our goal, and allows us to provide 8 instruction notebooks for teachers. These booklets provide all information about the curriculum and tips for an engaging presentation. Please also consider sharing our project on your social media channels to help add to our momentum. They are worth it!


$50.00 Level

8 Supporters

Donating $50 will fund the shipping of five school kits to middle and high schools. These kits contain everything that a school needs to implement our program, including pledge cards, stickers, and pledge tracker banners. They are worth it!


$75.00 Level

2 Supporters

Donating $75 will print 1,000 pledge cards. Pledge cards give middle and high school students the ability to make a commitment to themselves, their parents, and their peers to be safe and sober. They are worth it!

Project Overview

 

Recovering from the Pandemic. 

Since March 2020, our lives halted to a near standstill. COVID-19 has upended our way of life, and students feel it just as much as the parents stuck at home.

We know parents have become teachers and transitioned to home offices – if they are lucky enough to have a job. However, students are suffering — and some are suffering in silence. Many students lost the end of their school year, and some still haven't returned to in-seat classes. Students lost the normalcy of their routine, their community and, for some, their sense of belonging.

For the past 15 years, Safe and Sober has focused on the dangers teens face when they experiment with drugs and alcohol as a result of peer pressure. Now, they are turning to drugs and alcohol as a way to cope with the stress and silence of the pandemic. 

While it's still important for us to produce content related to drinking and driving, underage drinking and substance abuse, we've also identified an even greater need for our youth -- healthy ways for coping with mental health. 

As a nonprofit organization, last year wasn't all bad for us, but we're still recovering from the obstacles the pandemic put in our way. COVID forced us to cancel our in-person fundraising events which resulted in a significant decrease in corporate sponsorships and personal donations. We appreciate you considering a donation to Safe and Sober. If you're unable to donate money at this time, please share this event on your social media pages. We appreciate any and all support you can give us. They are worth it!

For more information about Safe and Sober, please visit our website to view real stories about the powerful content we offer. 

 
 

Updates

THANK YOU!

Good evening Safe and Sober friends!

It's been a wonderful Give Ozarks Day! On behalf of the Safe and Sober team and Board of Directors, THANK YOU! Thank you for donating, sharing our posts, and introducing someone new to our impactful organization. We also want to thank the Community Foundation of the Ozarks and Bass Pro Shops for putting this event together today.

The final total for Safe and Sober today was $7,311!! With the money raised today, we plan to make new video content and curriculum to help youth find healthier ways to cope with the stress, fear, and anxiety the pandemic created for them, instead of turning to drugs and alcohol.

Today, 150 different charitable organizations participated in Give Ozarks Day, and a record was set for the Community Foundation of the Ozarks with the amount of online donations made. More than 9,000 donations were made between the 150 nonprofits by people in the Ozarks and surrounding communities. The grand total raised for all participating organizations was $710,245! You made that possible!

Thank you again for a successful event! I'll be in touch with you soon!

Beth (Cowgill) Kaiser
Director of Partnerships & Development
Safe and Sober

Supporters


About Safe and Sober

Safe and Sober is a nonprofit organization that deliveran active and engaging educational platform on adolescent alcohol and substance use. The Safe and Sober curriculum illustrates the cultural impact that students can make in their communities by making safe choices which ultimately impact a teens physical, mental, and emotional safety. 

Our resources cover topics such as underage drinking and substance use, nicotine use and vaping. We also address the root cause of unsafe choices such as stress, depression, fear and anxiety.

Safe and Sober video content features real youth and their families designed to show the importance of staying safe and sober. Positive peer pressure and support from trusted adults and teachers holds students accountable and creates a culture of change. 

Safe and Sober also provides parents with content to support their parenting efforts to keep their youth safe and sober.  

Safe and Sober

http://www.safeandsober.org

Springfield, Missouri
417-631-4009
info@safeandsober.org