Annual Hands & Words Are Not For Hurting Week

Annual National Hands & Words Are Not For Hurting Week – 3rd week in October – Sunday-Saturday

October is National Domestic and Family Violence Awareness/Prevention Month and National Bullying Prevention Month

The purpose of an Annual Proclamation for Hands & Words Are Not For Hurting Week is to bring about community awareness while providing opportunities to come together in unity, for all of our schools, families, and communities to take to heart
the 14 Word Purple Hands Pledge™
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Not just for this week For a Lifetime!

Let’s get All of our Public Officials on board!
You can request Official Proclamations from your Governor, School Board & Superintendent, and Local Public Officials.
Contact Us to learn how!

25th Annual National Hands & Words Are Not For Hurting Week
October 16th-22nd 2022

Official Annual Proclamations  1998 to Present Day
2021 Official Oregon Governor Proclamation
2021 Proclamation — Salem-Kezier Public Schools — Salem, OR
2021 Marion County Oregon Proclamation
2022 Mayor & City Council Proclamation – Salem, OR

Oregon Governor Kate Brown has publicly shown her support for the Purple Hands Pledge™ since 2003 when elected Majority Leader of the Oregon Senate.

The Board of Directors of Salem-Keizer Public Schools proclaims October 17-23, 2021, to be the 24th Annual National Hands & Words Are Not For Hurting Week in the Salem-Keizer School District. The Proclamation has been translated into Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Chuukese, Marshallese, and Swahili.

Watch: Marion County Commissioners Present the 24th Annual Proclamation
Marion County Oregon Commissioners Kevin Cameron, Danielle Bethell, and Colm Willis present the 24th Annual Hands & Words Are Not For Hurting Week Proclamation to Daytona Lewis, Purple Hands Pledge Ambassador & Bear Mascot, and Ann S. Kelly, Founder/Director.

Mayor Chuck Bennett
Salem, Oregon
Oregon’s Capital City

25th Annual National Hands & Words Are Not For Hurting Proclamation

Official Yamhill County, Oregon Proclamations
2021 Official Dayton, Oregon City Council Proclamation
Official Klamath County, Oregon Proclamation’s