TEACH OUR CHILDREN WELL: The Truth About Drugs
BUILDING POSSIBILITIES, POTENTIAL AND PROMISE TOGETHER!
Before we launch into this year’s annual funding appeal, we want to extend our gratitude for your past support. Our programs succeed, and our local youth thrive today because of your commitment and generosity. Thank you!
A contribution to CADY is an investment in our children and in our community. Adolescent use of addictive substances is a health and safety issue that poses serious risks of harm and interferes with brain development. Children who misuse drugs or alcohol before age 15 are seven times more likely to develop substance use disorders than those who refrain from using drugs or alcohol until the age of 21.
Preventing addiction changes everything. We believe there is hope for every child. As each child learns to build strengths, lives are shaped, and new possibilities unfold. When we “move upstream” with primary prevention strategies, the outcomes are healthier, happier children, stronger families, and safe, drug-free communities.
CADY is effective because we build community and parent awareness and offer education, skill-building and mentoring for our children. By involving our communities and developing partnerships to provide proven youth programs, we can offer every child what they deserve and need—a chance for a better life.
Together we can protect our children. Through our unified efforts, we can erase the headlines of addiction and tragic overdose deaths by stopping the problem before it starts. We can replace these sad stories with stories of successful, resilient youth who have learned to live drug free, deal effectively with stressful challenges, overcome life’s obstacles, and enjoy happy, meaningful lives. Please see the insert spotlighting our new youth programs: The Junior Action Club; the Lion’s Quest Social Emotional Program and the Parent Advisory Council.
Your kind gift — in any amount — will help provide much needed local youth services. The full list of the award-winning youth programs CADY provides are outlined in the enclosed flier and on our website at cadyinc.org.
Passionate people with a clear and common purpose working together to achieve exceptional results—this is CADY. Each year our funding needs grow because our kids are confronted with ever-increasing challenges. To respond to their needs, we need your help. We truly value our work together. We change lives, and in so doing, make the world a better place. To us, this is caring in action.
We remain grateful for your ongoing support and encouragement. Our wish is that we use this special time of year to breathe freely, love deeply, and give generously. May hope burn brightly during this special holiday season and with it, much peace and happiness.
Michael Conklin, Board President Deb Naro, Executive Director
CADY is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your gift is tax deductible as allowed by law.
CADY is a nationally recognized, award-winning non-profit organization that has made real and long-lasting impacts on the lives of young people who are threatened daily by the drug epidemic that NH is experiencing. Last year over 430 people in NH died from drug overdoses. The most responsible, humane and cost-effective strategy is to stop these serious and tragic situations from occurring in the first place.
That’s why your investment is so important!
CADY’s innovative work prevents and reduces substance abuse and promotes the vital relationships and connections youth need to thrive. It also provides the tools for local communities to prevent the high costs and harms of substance abuse.
We often say that “Prevention is Everyone’s Business.” It is impossible to fulfill our mission and achieve our vision without the support of our community. You inspire us to reach beyond expectations and we will continue to do so with your help. Together we will build possibilities, potential, and promise for our youth.
Thank you for considering a donation to CADY—it will prevent substance misuse, addiction, and save lives!
Support Us by Enrolling in KidCents
Step 1: Enroll in wellness+ rewards (click “sign up” at the top left)
Step 2: Enroll in the KidCents Round-Up Program at www.kidcents.com
- Log into your wellness+ rewards account, if you are not already logged in
- Click “Start Round Up Today!”
Step 3: Designate Your Organization
- Click “Select a Charity” on the left side of the screen
- Type in “CADY” and click “Select this Charity”
By rounding up your Rite Aid purchase, you are helping us to extend our reach within the community to help prevent substance misuse among our youth and build bright futures.
Get Involved – Volunteer!
CADY needs everyone in the community working together to create the kind of environment that raises healthy youth with the skills and values for living authentic, responsible, and productive lives. There are many of different ways to help out, from volunteering on a single project to becoming an ongoing volunteer or intern with one of our programs. Contact Emily Shanahan, CADY Outreach Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 536-9793 to learn more about volunteer opportunities.