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"Rusty Says" PSAs

Beginning in 1944, there was Smokey the Bear.  In the 1980's, there was McGruff the Crime Dog.


Now in 2024, there is "Rusty Says"!

Program Directors and Community Affairs Departments,

please partner with us as we try to reach our nation's young people

by addressing some very important topics that affect them everyday.

Gun PSA - Station Branded

Bullying PSA - Station Branded

Gun PSA - Generic Brand

Bullying PSA - Generic Brand

About the "Rusty Says" Campaign



Produced by Hang On to the Dream Foundation, an Emmy Award winning 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the "Rusty Says" campaign is hosted by our beloved mascot "Rusty", who speaks to kids about the topics of playing with guns, bullying and much, much more. 


- Each :30 sec PSA can be personalized by us here at our studios in Hollywood, CA with your station’s

call letters/logo, etc., or you are welcome to place a mask/station ID on the spots yourselves.  

- If your station has a "Kids Block” of programming, “Rusty” is available as an on-air host to introduce the shows in your "e/i" line up, etc.  Your station may also request exclusive usage in your market (we can provide you with further details on exclusive usage upon request).

- “Rusty” will also be making public appearances at local schools in your area as part of this nationwide initiative.  Let us know if your station would be interested in being represented during these visits. 

For more information, or to request the video file for airing, contact:


Christopher Ewing:


Hang On to the Dream Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  


Tax ID#: 04-3785573

Hang On To The Dream Foundation (Main Office)

200 East Big Beaver Rd 

Troy, MI  48083

Hang On To The Dream Foundation (TV Studio)

c/o Sunset Gower Studios

1438 N. Gower St.


Hollywood, CA  90028

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