One avenue we use to reach individuals with substance use disorder is a very subtle, yet impactful, gesture of leaving cards around the community which contain:
1. Personal, handwritten notes of hope and encouragement to people who are lost in the darkness of addiction. It is our hope the message will hit them in just the right place in their heart, at just the right painful moment, and that they take a moment to stop and consider the possibility of change.
2. Contact information for local resources that support recovery from substance use disorder.
3. A white butterfly bead, a small token that can be kept as a reminder of our effort should the individual choose to disregard the information provided.
People who find our cards will be reminded that there are support services available to them, it is possible for them to change their lives, and there is love all around them. By including a handwritten message in our cards, we provide a more impactful, personal connection with the person who reads it. The inclusion of the handwritten note is what sets Project White Butterfly’s outreach apart from other efforts!
Simply: WRITE ENCOURAGING NOTES and GET THEM TO US! To give you an idea of what to write, imagine this: One of your loved ones standing in front of you, completely hopeless and saying the only life they know how to live is a life of drug use and isolation. What would you say to them? Write that message in your note.
Please mail your notes to: Project White Butterfly 7452 Broadview Road, Box 148 Parma, OH 44134
Our card kits contain all the materials needed, and instructions, to assemble 25 Project White Butterfly cards which you can place around your own community. If you would like to request a card kit - please complete the request form below. After requesting a card kit, we ask that you consider making a donation to our organization to assist with the printing of cards, purchasing materials, and to help cover shipping costs. Card kits arrive via USPS in approximately 7-10 business days.
A nonprofit is as strong as the community that holds it up. Together, we can do more than we can do alone. Let's bring our abilities and passions together to affect real change.
There are many ways to join us and support our mission. Contact us to find out more about volunteer opportunities, fundraising events, and ways that you can get help get our message to your friends and family.
Parma, Ohio, United States
Our volunteer needs for 2023 are all covered.
Please check back in 2024 for more ways to help!