The Drink Safe Initiative

$220 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 9 people in 2 months
Created April 1, 2019

Hi, my name is Brandi Kiana-Jo and I'm a Holistic Life Coach.  I’m raising funds to prevent men and women from being date rape drugged through an awareness program called the Drink Safe Initiative which educates the community through video, tv and radio commercials and LIVE workshops for free. 

Date Rape Drugs can happen to anyone anywhere regardless of age, race, occupation or gender. Whether it's for sexual assault, exploitation, trafficking, theft or any other manipulative behavior, the experience can result to death. It has more often than reported because there is no educational program that teaches us what is and how to protect us until now.

As a result from participating in it, men and women learn how to protect themselves from date rape drugs, are inspired to be drug-free and to look after each other when in an alcohol-serving environment. Can you support us in this cause?

My Story
2 years ago, I was drugged at a new restaurant and bar. I had one drink and was paralyzed, I could not walk or move. I felt like dying and I blacked out.  Fortunately, a friend escorted me home safely in an Uber. The next day, I knew that something was wrong. The stories I heard about me, mortified me. When I did some research, I learned that all the side effects I was feeling was a classic sign of date rape drugs. I called the Sexual Assault Hotline and they confirmed it. However, as I learned more about it, I realized and recalled that this happened to me more than once at a time I was sexually assaulted. Although, it was one of the scariest things I've experienced, I refuse to accept that nothing can be done about it. Death is a side effect of date rape drugs but fortunately I'm alive to do something positive from this experience. I don't want anyone to go through what I went through. Which is why I am introducing an awareness program to educate the community about date rape drugs for free. Please help me prevent this from happening again to anyone by donating to this cause!

The Workshop
This is a not-for-profit 30-45 min workshop (depending on the size of the group) which is tailored to high school and college students, and adults in the culinary, health, social work and criminal justice industry. There will be a presentation, storytelling and attendees are encouraged to participate in a real-life scenario to remember this. We'll cover: 
- What date rape drugs are
- How to keep our community safe 
- What to do if you've been drugged

We'll update our website so you can follow us on our journey. We'll post where the workshops have been held and feedback from our attendees. 

This workshop will be held in New York, Washington and O’ahu, Hawai’i during the months of July-September 2019 to inspire people to share it with their communities. This is a people’s movement and we are asking for donations to support this workshop delivered free to ALL organizations and groups interested in hearing it. The funds will be used to create the video tv commercials and social media, radio commercials, transportation and educational pamphlets, which will be distributed during these months. The cost of this campaign is approximately $15k to cover the cost of the media campaign, pamphlets and transportation. The workshops will be done for free. Can you donate $25 to support this cause? 

We have sponsorship packages available! 
Safe Drinker $200 (unlimited) featured in all free handouts and signs (we need about $1200)
Safe Drink Enthusiast $850 (limit to 3) featured on the radio stations (we need $2500)
Safe Drink Advocate $2000 (limit to 2) featured on the tv commercials (we need $10,300)
Social Media & Transportation ($2000)
If you would like to sponsor this way, please download the form at:  
www.drinksafeinitiative.com  Sponsorships are due by June 1st, 2019!
An email will be sent to provide you with the specific resolution requirements.

Whatever is not covered by donations, I will cover so I really need your help with this! Thank you so much for your support!

For more information, call (844) 947-4222. Learn more at www.drinksafeinitiative.com
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Launched The Drink Safe Initiative website! Check it out at https://drinksafeinitiative.com/
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Raised by 9 people in 2 months
Created April 1, 2019
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