Pink Shirt Day is just around the corner, and you can show your support by wearing pink to stand against bullying.
It all started in 2007, when two Nova Scotia students decided to take action after witnessing a younger student being bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school. The students bought 50 pink t-shirts and encouraged schoolmates to wear them to send a powerful message of solidarity to the bully.
The CKNW Orphans’ Fund was inspired by the story and to date have raised more than $1.2 million for anti-bullying programs in British Columbia with the sales of Pink Shirt Day T-Shirts.
On February 24, the CKNW Orphans’ Fund are encouraging all British Columbians to celebrate kindness and wear pink in support of anti-bullying programs across the province.
This February, spread some kindness and show your support for Pink Shirt Day. Here are four easy ways you can get involved and take a stand against bullying:
100% of net proceeds raised from Pink Shirt Day go to anti-bullying programs that support children’s healthy self-esteem, empathy, compassion and kindness.
On February 24, send a message that kindness matters. We’re all unique, and we all have the capacity to put kindness out into the world.