Bullying is a problem in our schools, our workplaces, communities and online. Last month staff from across Providence Care’s sites gathered at Providence Care Hospital to show their support for Pink Shirt Day, an annual campaign that provides awareness and education around bullying.
Patients, clients, staff, physicians and volunteers all gathered together, forming a sea of pink, to reveal the total amount raised in support of the Boys and Girls Club of Kingston and Area. Individuals held cards that spelled the message “Be Kinder”, the slogan of this year’s Pink Shirt Day campaign, while others held cards that revealed the following number: $4,250.00. This total more than doubles the amount raised by Providence Care in previous Pink Shirt Day campaigns, and was the highest amount of money raised by any Kingston organization or business.
Representatives from the Boys and Girls Club were present to receive the cheque and to share words of thanks.”It’s pretty amazing to see the community coming together to support a great cause”, said Heather Hayhow, manager of fund development for the Boys and Girls Club. Money raised from the campaign will fund youth programs that foster self-esteem, inclusion and acceptance. As an organization that encourages generosity, Providence Care is proud to partner with and support the Boys and Girls Club of Kingston and Area.
Be Kinder is a simple slogan that carries a big message, and patients, clients, staff, physicians and volunteers were able to feel the impact of their donation and what it will mean to the countless youth who access the services provided by the Boys and Girls Club.
Photos from Pink Shirt Day are available on our Facebook page.
Additional coverage on Providence Care’s participation in Pink Shirt Day is available at the following links:
Wearing pink raises green for anti-bullying campaign.
Napanee students take a stand against bullying with Pink Shirt Day
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