Dallas Students Say No To Drugs and Yes To Art

Each year the CARE team has the honor of choosing the winning artwork to be featured in our annual calendar. Hundreds of students from the Park Cities area of Dallas submitted their drawings for consideration. Each drawing came from a unique point of inspiration, but all followed a similar theme - staying far away from addictive substances and making healthy choices instead.

Thank you to all of the schools and teachers who guided their students on this project and opened their classrooms for discussion on the important topic of drug and alcohol awareness.

Cover Winner

 Sam C. - "Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall. Don't Do Drugs At All!"

Sam C. - "Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall. Don't Do Drugs At All!"

January Winner

 Alex S. - "Be Wise. Don't Smoke!"

Alex S. - "Be Wise. Don't Smoke!"

February Winner

 Ellie I. - "Give nice hugs to defeat drugs!"

Ellie I. - "Give nice hugs to defeat drugs!"

March Winner

 Aine N. - "Say no to drugs. Say yes to gym."

Aine N. - "Say no to drugs. Say yes to gym."

April Winner

 Daniel M. - "Don't be a rotten egg!"

Daniel M. - "Don't be a rotten egg!"

May Winner

 Grace T. - "Don't go with the flow...stay away from drugs!"

Grace T. - "Don't go with the flow...stay away from drugs!"

June Winner

 Victoria C. - "I'd rather eat bugs than do drugs."

Victoria C. - "I'd rather eat bugs than do drugs."

July Winner

 Livia L. - "Drugs stop dreams."

Livia L. - "Drugs stop dreams."

August Winner

 Kara C. - "Don't drown in drugs."

Kara C. - "Don't drown in drugs."

September Winner

 Lauren R. - "It doesn't take a genius to know that drugs are dumb!"

Lauren R. - "It doesn't take a genius to know that drugs are dumb!"

October Winner

 Caroline Z. - "Addiction will haunt you for the rest of your life."

Caroline Z. - "Addiction will haunt you for the rest of your life."

November Winner

 Joe C. - "This is your brain on drugs."

Joe C. - "This is your brain on drugs."

December Winner

 Reese R. - "You will be on the naughty list if you take drugs!"

Reese R. - "You will be on the naughty list if you take drugs!"

Honorable Mentions

  • Berkley B.
  • Mina C.
  • Jayna D.
  • Aarian D.
  • Katie E.
  • Sydney H.
  • Hannah J.
  • Ava L.
  • Celina P.
  • Aubrey S.
  • Katy V.
  • Alexandra W.

 

Mary Martin

Mary is the founder of Lift Communications, a nonprofit marketing firm. She is also the Communications Manager for Touch A Life, an organization based in Dallas that provides care for child survivors of human trafficking in Ghana.

Mary loves reading, listening to podcasts, and baking bread. Orginially from Orlando, Florida, she lives in Frisco, Texas, with her husband, Damien, and their two young boys, Lucas and Elijah.