July 29, 2014
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D.A.R.E. Students Aim to Collect 25,000 Pairs in Annual Shoe Drive

Posted on July 27, 2014 by in California, Hometown, News

Students in Drug Abuse Resistance Education classes will be looking to find new homes for unwanted soles during the fourth annual D.A.R.E. shoe drive, beginning in August.

Steve Abercrombie, the D.A.R.E. program educator, said the goal was to collect 25,000 pairs of new or used shoes. Last year’s shoe drive netted 6,000 pairs.

During the past three years, donations were collected by the nearly 2,000 Tracy area D.A.R.E. students, but this time, Abercrombie decided to call for contributions from throughout the city.

“We’re opening the collection up to the whole community, and we set a high mark,” Abercrombie said.

New or used men’s, women’s and children’s shoes can be donated. Abercrombie said that all styles — from dress shoes to sandals to athletic shoes — were needed, and even unmatched individual shoes would be accepted.

Abercrombie asked that people keep pairs of shoes together by either tying the laces or using rubber bands.

The D.A.R.E. shoe drive is partnering this year with Soles4Souls, which will distribute the donations to different organizations as needed. Women’s dress shoes might be sent to family shelters, while flip-flops might go to third-world countries and cleats to Boys & Girls Clubs sites, Abercrombie said.

The shoe drive begins Aug. 1 and ends Sept. 27. Donations can be left in barrels at the Tracy Police Department, all Tracy fire stations, City Hall, the Boyd Service Center and local schools.

For more information, email steve.abercrombie@ci.tracy.ca.us

How to help

People can drop off shoes between Aug. 1 and Sept. 27 in marked barrels at any of these locations, or at local schools.

Tracy Police Department, 1000 Civic Center Drive
City Hall, 333 Civic Center Drive
Boyd Service Center, 520 N. Tracy Blvd.
Fire Station 91, 1701 W. 11th St.
Fire Station 92, 1035 E. Grant Line Road
Fire Station 93, 1440 W. Durham Ferry Road
Fire Station 94, 16501 W. Schulte Road
Fire Station 96, 1800 W. Grant Line Road
Fire Station 97, 595 W. Central Ave.
Fire Station 98, 911 Tradition St., Mountain House

D.A.R.E. Camp Teaches Safety and Drug Abuse Resistance

Posted on July 25, 2014 by in Hometown, Mississippi, News

From Mississippi News Now

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - There’s a unique summer camp happening this week at D’Iberville Middle School aimed at keeping children safe and teaching them how to make wise decisions.

Ohio D.A.R.E. Officer Trainings Reach 26 Years

Posted on July 22, 2014 by in Hometown, Ohio, Training

By Kari B. Parsons- D.A.R.E. Ohio Training Director

Hello Ohio D.A.R.E. Officers!

My how times flies! It has been 26 years since the very first Ohio DOT. DOT #1 was held in April of 1988. DOT #2 was held in October of 1988, DOT #3 in March of 1989, DOT #4 in June of 1989, DOT #5 in August of 1989 and DOT #6 in October of 1989.

Kids Learn New Hobbies That Steer Them Clear of Drugs Through D.A.R.E. Program

Posted on July 20, 2014 by in Hometown, Kids, Missouri, Spotlight

From fox4kc.com HARRISONVILLE, Mo. — Law enforcement officers are teaching kids in Cass County, Mo., about fishing, archery and other shooting sports at a special camp this week. At the Harrisonville city park the sessions are helping keep kids on the right path in their lives. It’s part of a Drug Abuse Resistance Education program […]

27th D.A.R.E. International Training Conference

Posted on June 4, 2014 by in Conferences, Past Conference

The 27th D.A.R.E. International Training Conference will provide opportunities for attendees to gain enhanced knowledge, useful strategies, and practical skills that will have a positive impact within the schools and local communities. Session topics will include: D.A.R.E. curricula and classroom delivery. Skill development in the effective use of the latest internet and classroom technology. Current […]

McLeansboro Marks 25 Years of D.A.R.E.

Posted on May 17, 2014 by in Hometown, Illinois

MCLEANSBORO — Hamilton County is home to one of the longest running D.A.R.E. programs in the country. For 25 years, every 6th grader at East Side Elementary has taken the drug prevention classes with either Sheriff Greg Brenner or McLeansboro Police Chief Robert Crow. Brenner held his D.A.R.E. graduation in March; this year marks a […]

Raffle: June 20th at 11:00 am PST – Congratulations to the winners!

Posted on November 1, 2013 by in Events, News

DARE Raffle June 20th, 2014

D.A.R.E. CEO Francisco Pegueros interviewed by WKRC Cincinnati at the D.A.R.E. International Conference

Posted on July 24, 2013 by in Additional Information for the 26th Annual Training Conference, Conferences

Police officers from as far away as Brazil and Bahrain are in Cincinnati this week. They’re training in the anti-drug program called DARE. But there are not any officers at the conference from the host city. Jeff Hirsh tells us why Cincinnati Police dropped out of the program … and why DARE leaders hope they’ll […]

Police Teach D.A.R.E. Program to KOTA Territory Students

Posted on April 20, 2013 by in Hometown, News, Wyoming

www.kotanow.com – April 2013 (TORRINGTON, WY) – Elementary school students from one KOTA Territory community learn how to make the right decisions, with the help of local law enforcement. Since 1986, the Torrington Police Department has been teaching the D. A. R. E. program to local students. D. A. R. E. stands for Drug Abuse […]

Change of Leadership at D.A.R.E.

Posted on January 10, 2013 by in Highlights

Frank Pegueros

Charlie Parsons Retires, Board of Directors Appoints Francisco X. Pegueros as President and CEO Los Angeles, Calif. – Charlie J. Parsons, President and Chief Executive Officer of D.A.R.E. America, retired January 2, 2013. Parsons joined D.A.R. E. America in 1996 as Executive Director & Chief Operations Officer and has served as President and Chief Executive […]