Diyanni Homes partners with Drug Free Action Alliance (DFAA) to sponsor the Know! Project
Article date: 2/2008
In July of 2006, the Working Partners® newsletter reported Diyanni Home’s collaboration with Drug Free Action Alliance (DFAA) to sponsor the Know! project for a “to be named” middle school. At that time, the partnership was in its infancy but still a shining example of how sensitive Diyanni was to corporate responsibility in the community setting.
Today, we are excited to report that Diyanni/DFAA’s partnership has come to fruition. On February 6th, the first batch of 300 cards was distributed to parents of seventh graders at Watkins Middle School in Pataskala. Thanks to Diyanni, parents received two alcohol/drug prevention tips a month for an entire year.
Ray Diyanni from Diyanni Homes explains his company’s involvement in the Know! Program. “Diyanni has always understood the importance of family, after-all we are a family business. This program’s ability to reach so many parents and assist them with this important issue is certainly a worthwhile cause.”
Stephanie Hoover, Project Director for the Know! Campaign, expands on Diyanni’s involvement, “Diyanni Homes is a perfect example of a company that is committed to today’s drug-free workplace and ensuring that youth are drug-free and ready to be a part of tomorrows workforce. DiYanni Homes’ (???) sponsorship of Know! Parent Tips to 300 families at Watkins Middle School is commendable. They have been wonderful to work with, and I look forward to our on-going collaboration.”
As a reminder, Know! Is a program that focuses on drug and alcohol prevention with middle school children. The programs preventive stance focuses on arming parents with regular doses of information and tips designed to help them steer their children away from alcohol/drug use before they get started down that path.
From Drug Free Action Alliance’s web site www.drugfreeactionalliance.com
Drug-Free Action Alliance knows that informed parents can help their children stay drug-free. Good family communication is key to preventing substance use and according to the Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, this communication must be in place long before young people are actually at risk.
Know! Fosters community partnerships that target parents of 11 to 13 year olds to increase and enhance their awareness and communication about alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention.
Please join us as we say congratulations and thank you to Diyanni Homes!