Red Ribbon Week organizers can encourage awareness by planning celebration days on which participants wear specific clothing items, such as red team shirts or red hats, the Red Ribbon Campaign states. Other options are to organize a health fair or host a fundraiser for a drug prevention organization.
Participants can decorate their doors with relevant posters and Red Ribbon slogans, and educational facilities can encourage participation by hosting contests to award the most creative decorations, the Red Ribbon Campaign recommends. To improve awareness among families, school administrators can pick students to write informational articles and send newsletters home to parents. The newsletter should include a message asking parents to support drug prevention by clearing out unused prescription medications or storing them in secure locations.