Designate-A-Driver - Pre-Prom Mock
DUI scenes @ St. George's School on May 14, 2004 and @ Middletown High
School on May 13, 2009; April 26, 2012; May 14, 2013; May 13, 2014 and May 19, 2015
Special Thanks to: The Middletown
Police and Fire Departments, The Middletown Prevention Coalition, The
Life Star Severe Rescue Crew - Norwich, CT, Gold's Auto Recycling, O'Neil,
Hayes Funeral Home as well as the St. George's & Middletown High School Faculty, Staff and
the entire student bodies. Thank you!!!
Designate-A-Driver is a nationally
recognized 501 (c) (3) organization, incorporated in Rhode Island on
March 11, 2004 for charitable and educational purposes. Our Mission
is to help educate all youth and families about the dangers of irresponsible
and underage alcohol consumption; as well as illegal drug use in our
Helping to Save Lives
We will use all available resources
to continue "Community Assistance Networking" in Newport County
school departments and our surrounding areas. D-A-D helps prevention
specialists with mock DUI scenes, educational video viewings and coordinating
awareness presentations to as many children and young adults as possible.
Designate-A-Driver is an educational phrase which can be used to break
the ice while explaining to children the effects of irresponsible alcohol
consumption. Who, What, When, Where, Why & How should someone Designate-A-Driver?
The name Mothers against Drunk Driving
does not ethically allow them to help educate children about alcohol
until they are 21. Designate-A-Driver (D-A-D) “CAN” rightfully
assist our communities using the newest and proven technologies to enlighten
all children; helping to prevent others from getting MADD in the future.
Helping to Save Money
We have thought outside of the yellow
bus as secondary transportation for students and local youth organizations.
D-A-D along with our sponsors will help transport extracurricular youth
programs, airing a brief safety video during transit. This is a minimally
intrusive method to help educate entire communities about healthy choices,
and the dangers of irresponsible alcohol consumption. There is also
a need of public/private support, and tax-exempt financial aid to help
alleviate our "educational" school budgets.
Our idea is to purchase one non-profit,
hi-tech motor-coach vehicle with passenger safety belts, handicap access
and a lavatory. We will provide one extracurricular trip per day, alternating
between all six high schools in Newport County and Salve Regina University
during the school years. Our generously discounted private school rates
will help subsidize local public school transportation for years to
come. D-A-D has effectively connected with children and young adults
by repetitiously providing a widely beneficial school community service
in return for student attention and cooperation. Trial results in 2011
and 2012 confirm that our d-a-d bus program will save school districts
money and enlighten our student passengers along the way.
Helping to Save our Planet
EPA Emission Standards for new heavy-duty
vehicles manufactured after 2007 are up to 95 percent cleaner than most
diesel school buses used today. The U.S. Department of Transportation's
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has also made
it mandatory for new motor coaches and other large buses to have safety
(lap and shoulder) belts for passengers and drivers, beginning November
2016. All proceeds raised will drive D-A-D safely and cleanly into the
future; and ...…
***** Help local budgets save money
on extracurricular school travel.
**** Assist schools in our communities
with educational, mock DUI scenes.
*** Continue web development and research
new, safe-community programs.
***** Enable you to help D-A-D spread
the seeds of our grassroots Nationwide!!!
On November 4, 2011 D-A-D was able
to Designate-A-Driver for the Rogers High School Varsity Football Team.
We cancelled the "yellow bus" and chartered a motor coach tour bus for
their football game at East Greenwich high school. The students respected
the fact that sponsors out there care, and they were compelled to focus
on the 12 minute safety video regarding http://helpjacqui.com/
on the way home from the game. While enlightening the 35-40 student
passengers during transit, we were also able to save the after-school
transportation budget at Rogers $400.
We would like to thank our thoughtful
sponsors for their kind donations. The Red Parrot Restaurant, J&S
Roofing Co., Farrar and Associates, The Gas Lamp Grille, and Charlie
Holder @ The 2009-2011 Pier Restaurant under the owners of the Atlantic
All proceeds go directly towards the
Mission of Designate-A-Driver.
For more information regarding our Alcohol Awareness Drive, please visit
our sponsor page or contact us today.
Phone: 401.639.4901 ~
E-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org