Archive for December, 2010

A Letter from Carl Lakari, Co-Founder

December 11th, 2010

Hello Community:

I ask for your help.

When I was a teenager I did not make good decisions. Drugs and alcohol were my life. I barely survived.

Now with many years in recovery, and through Project AWARE, I can offer youth something I don’t remember having … the opportunity to make healthy choices. About anything – coming to school, getting involved, skipping that party, being kind to a schoolmate no one notices, and much more.

Do you have a story? Can you relate to being in pain as a teenager – shut out, shut up, feeling confused?

Project AWARE helps kids help themselves. To be leaders. To express. To live their passion in life. And we are in a good run … 7 years, 5 movies, hundreds of presentations and workshops, and thousands of lives changed. Our website links you to all the info.

But this coming year looks really challenging – funding is tight – and Project AWARE really needs a commitment from our greater community.

With your support we can continue to provide amazing programming that offers young people clear, healthy choices. Our goal is to raise $5,000 for our annual fund by December 31. Can you help? Teens please ask your parents to help too.

Click here for PayPal or drop a check in the mail to Project AWARE, PO Box 1244, Saco, ME 04072. You may also write to with your pledge and address and we will send you a self-addressed stamped envelope. Your donation is tax deductible.

Now is the time. And any amount will help so much.

Thank you.

In service,