Saturday, October 24, 2020

Celebrate Red Ribbon Week: October 23 - October 31

 



Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco, and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed annually in October in the United States. It began as a tribute to fallen DEA special agent Enrique Camerena in 1985. Red Ribbon Week is the nation's largest and longest-running drug awareness and prevention program.

InnerAct Alliance and Publix Super Markets are proud to continue our community's Red Ribbon tradition with the 2020 Red Ribbon Challenge to support prevention of substance abuse and bullying.

There's still time to sign up and take part in fun weekly challenge activities that include Nutrition, Healthy Mind/Body, Kindness & Intolerance, Help Save The Planet, and Healthy Lifestyle. Kids in grades K-8 can register FREE at www.RedRibbonRun.com, complete 15 challenges, and post a picture or description of completed activities on the Red Ribbon Facebook page with the hashtag #redribbonchallenge for a chance to earn points and win a special prize. Anyone may register (free) and take part in the Red Ribbon Challenge; however, prizes will not be available to older students, adults, or non-registered participants. 

The Challenge ends on October 31, so register today to join the fun!



Wednesday, October 21, 2020

National Medication Take Back Day This Saturday, October 24 from 10AM-2PM

 


NATIONAL MEDICATION TAKE BACK DAY THIS SATURDAY!

If you have unwanted human or pet medication taking up space in your home, here's a chance to dispose of it safely this Saturday, October 24th, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, at one of the 8 local Police Department locations listed above. 

Call StandUP Polk at (863) 802-0777 for more information!





Monday, October 19, 2020

Have You Seen the Red Ribbon Virtual Challenge TV Commercial?

 


InnerAct Alliance Office Building Featured in Historic Dixieland Neighborhood Association’s Century Home Project

 


InnerAct Alliance Office Building Featured in
Historic Dixieland Neighborhood Association’s 
Century Home Project 

InnerAct Alliance is proud to learn that our office building, located at 621 South Florida Avenue, in Lakeland, will be featured in the Historic Dixieland Neighborhood Association’s Century Home Project, a new endeavor to commemorate homes in the Dixieland Historic District that have been built 100 or more years ago.

The origins of this two-story building, located on the NW corner of South Florida Avenue and W. Palmetto Street, date back to 1919-1920. It has served as “home base” for InnerAct Alliance, the nonprofit substance abuse prevention agency formerly known as the Drug Prevention Resource Center, since 2001. According to the letter of designation received from Jason Hagerman, secretary of the Dixieland Neighborhood Association, a solid cast bronze marker will be presented to InnerAct Alliance to proudly display on the exterior of the property to mark the Century Homes designation.

“Our board of directors and staff are excited for our office building to be named among the first group of Century Homes to receive this special commemoration,” said Angie Ellison, executive director of InnerAct Alliance, “We look forward to displaying the bronze plaque proudly!”

For information, please contact Angie Ellison, InnerAct Alliance Executive Director at (863) 802-0777 or visit the Dixieland Neighborhood Association’s website www.historicdixieland.com/centuryhomes for further details about the project.




Wear Orange This Wednesday, October 21st to Support Prevention of Childhood Bullying

 


Wear Orange This Wednesday, October 21st
to Support Prevention of Childhood Bullying

In addition to October being National Red Ribbon Month, it is also National Bullying Prevention Month. Join us in celebrating UNITY DAY on Wednesday, October 21st by wearing the color orange to share a powerful message that we are together against childhood bullying and united in hope and support for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion.  

Bullying is a form of aggression in which someone intentionally mistreats another person. It can come in many forms: verbal, relational aggression, cyber, and prejudicial. 

We all have the power to address and discourage bullying of every kind. Be aware of the words you use and the actions you take. Practice being kind and tolerant of those you meet. Make sure anything you say in person or write online is kind. If you witness bullying, speak up to stop the bullying before it begins.

Kindness & Tolerance is one of the themes featured in the Red Ribbon Virtual Challenge weekly activities presented by InnerAct Alliance and Publix Super Markets. Students in grades K-8 can register free at www.RedRibbonRun.com, complete at least 15 challenges by October 31, 2020, and post completed activities on the Red Ribbon Run Facebook page with the hashtag #redribbonchallenge for a chance to earn points and win a special prize. Anyone may register (free) and take part in the Red Ribbon Challenge; however, prizes will not be available for older students, adults, or non-registered participants. 

For resources and information about National Bullying Prevention Month, visit www.pacer.org/bullying and there’s still time to register and take part in the Red Ribbon Virtual Challenge at www.RedRibbonRun.com


Friday, October 16, 2020

Red Ribbon Virtual Challenge: Don't Let This Challenge Pass You By!

 


Looking for some Family Fun this weekend? There's still plenty of time left to register & participate in the 2020 Red Ribbon Virtual Challenge! Registration is quick and easy at the event website www.RedRibbonRun.com and best of all, it's FREE. Children in grades K-8 can complete at least 15 challenge activities to win a special prize. The Challenge ends on October 31st, so come join in on the fun!

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Red Ribbon Virtual Challenge Week 3 - Kindness & Tolerance

 


In A World Where You Can Be Anything - Be Kind!

It is important to be kind because it makes you feel good about yourself.
Doing things for other people just makes you feel warm that you accomplished something. 
Kindness is about give & take - a bit like respect. If you want respect you must give respect.


When you see someone being unkind, speak up! 

We need to be kind to ourselves and also to others.