For Respect Week A3 and A5 posters are distributed throughout all the business areas in Wagga Wagga, the suburban Shopping Centers, the Industrial Areas, the Defence Bases, all the Schools– Public, Catholic and Private – Pre-Schools and Day Care Centres. These posters recognize the Naming Sponsors, Gold Sponsors, Silver and Bronze Sponsors.
Respect Awareness has a banner which is displayed for Respect week across the main street advertising Respect Week.
‘Respect Everyone’ stickers are used throughout all the Daycare Centres, the Pre-Schools and all the Primary Schools. All the butchers in the main business district, the suburban Shopping Centres as well as Coles and Woolworths Supermarkets use these stickers on their pre-packaged meat parcels.
Respect Week is launched with a BBQ at Bunnings run by South Wagga Rotary for us – we take the first $500 raised and the Rotary Club keeps any other money raised. Respect Awareness has a table there giving out Respect Balloons and other handouts to the children. On the launch date we also have a stand in The Marketplace – one of Wagga’s major shopping malls. Here we give out Respect balloons and other handouts to the children. Respect Awareness displays Silver Sponsor Boards to recognize Silver Sponsors. Bronze Sponsors along with the other sponsors are acknowledged on an accompanying sheet which is attached to all letters and emails for Respect Week.
Respect Awareness also has a stand at the Sturt Mall – another one of Wagga’s major Shopping Centres – on the Thursday from 4.00 pm – 9.00 pm.
All Year 7 students receive an outreach tool each year – purple rubber Respect wristbands All Kindergarten children receive a three sided ‘Respect Everyone’ pencil grip which we wait until the beginning of the School term in the next year to give them. This grip helps them learn how to hold a pencil.
All the media support us with community announcements, interviews and Prime Television gives us a great commercial run a number of times. The Daily Advertiser – Wagga’s local newspaper – prints the A5 Respect Week poster on the Wednesday and Friday prior to Respect Week.