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.