Known across the world as Pink Shirt Day, staff, physicians, patients, clients, residents and volunteers across Providence Care sites showed their support on February 23 for the anti-bullying day.
A longstanding tradition finally resumed at Providence Care after being put on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic. A partnership with BGC South East in support of Pink Shirt Day over the last several years aims to raise funds for youth programming that foster self-esteem, inclusion and acceptance.
The annual campaign encourages people to wear pink to help raise awareness around the effects of bullying. Spearheaded by Patricia VanBoxmeer, a secretary working in the Spiritual Health department, pink t-shirts and hoodies were sold across Providence Care locations.
An impressive $5,868 was raised at Providence Care and will be reinvested into the Kingston community allowing thousands of local children opportunities to participate in sports, arts, education, and positive development programs.
As an organization that values respect, dignity and compassion, participating in Pink Shirt Day and raising awareness for this important topic is near and dear to our hearts. Let us be inspired to live PINK- positive, inclusive, nurturing and kind, all year round.