Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week 2020


The Red Ribbon campaign is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation, and we have celebrated it in Hillsborough for decades.  Red Ribbon Week will be celebrated from October 26th through October 30th and is an ideal way for students, parents and the Hillsborough community to unite and take a visible stand against drug abuse.

Red Ribbon Week was established to honor Enrique (“Kiki”) Camarena, a U.S. Drug Enforcement Agent who was kidnapped and brutally murdered while investigating an illegal drug gang in Mexico.  A year after the agent’s death, angry citizens in Kiki’s hometown in California responded by wearing red ribbons, showing their support for the war against illegal drugs.  We use the red ribbon as a symbol of our intolerance towards the use of drugs and the abuse of alcohol. 

For more information about Red Ribbon Week click here: 

For some virtual ideas in 2020 CLICK HERE

  Red Ribbon Week (October 26th - 30th, 2020)


Below are some of the activities that take place in the month of October to celebrate Red Ribbon Week in Hillsborough!

- "I Can, You Can, We Can Be Drug Free" Canned Food Drive - 
We usually encourage students to bring canned food and personal items to school to donate to our local food bank.  Due to our current situation, we are encouraging an online donation to the Hillsborough Food Pantry (Community Assistance Network) OR to S.H.I.P (Samaritan Homeless Interim Program). The need is greater than ever. 
Please consider making an online donation by clicking on the links above!  

Wear Red on Wednesday, Oct. 28th to show your support of Red Ribbon Week! 
You can wear any red shirt!

Red Ribbon Week Poster Contest
Click HERE for the flyer which has all the details.

Parents and Educators - participate in a virtual presentation by
The Partnership for a Drug Free New Jersey
On Wednesday, October 28th 
from 7:00 - 8:00pm
See the FLYER for more information and the link for the presentation




Click here to see a slideshow of all the annual activities we hosted in Hillsborough to celebration of Red Ribbon Week.

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