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The Purple Hands Pledge

24th Annual National HANDS & WORDS ARE NOT FOR HURTING Week

October 17-23, 2021 

Safe Homes

Safe Schools

Safe Communities

Governor of Oregon Proclamation
Board of Commissioners, Marion County Oregon
Board of Directors, Salem-Keizer School District 24J – Salem, Oregon


End Abuse, Violence, & Suicide in our homes, schools, and communities around the world. Mission Statement: To educate each person in every community about their moral and legal right to live free of abuse and violence. The Hands & Words Are Not For Hurting Project ® is an effective tool and a key piece in the puzzle of abuse, violence, & suicide prevention education.
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Georgia Congressman John Lewis was happy and pleased to know countless numbers of children and adults in our country and around the world have repeatedly taken the Purple Hands Pledge of nonviolence! “I am deeply Honored, Inspired and Grateful for his Courage his Voice his Light that leads us to aspire to live as he lived to stand up for human rights and human dignity”… Ann S. Kelly, Founder, Hands & Words Are Not For Hurting Project®

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