PRETTY IN PINK
An annual anti-bullying campaign that raises funds for relevant causes and helps the community take a stand against bullying year round.
PRETTY IN PINK IS BACK!
This February, support anti-bullying through the Pretty in Pink campaign presented by Synergy's SERVE Leadership Youth Council.
How can you show your support?
You can purchase a Pretty in Pink button as a donation to the cause!
A button is only $2 for students and $5 for adults.
Purchase yours at some of your local schools or, visit our office from 10:00am - 5:00pm to make your purchase!
Lifepath Centre for Community Leadership
#101-340 Merganser Drive W
(Access Through Gas Plus Lot)
Half of the proceeds will go towards a charity to support anti-bullying, while the other half will support future SERVE leadership initiatives.
Pink Shirt Day is on February 22nd, 2023. Wear your Pretty in Pink button to bring awareness to the impacts of bullying.
The Story Behind Pink Shirt Day
The idea comes from two incredible Nova Scotia high school students in 2007. When a fellow student was being bullied for wearing a pink shirt, they decided to take a stand. They went out and bought pink shirts to give to fellow students to show their support for a boy who was being bullied simply for wearing a pink shirt. Wearing anything pink to show support is an easy way for anyone to make a difference.
The Story Behind Pretty in pink
Once pink shirt day became an important part of school, kids who did not wear pink were getting bullied for not supporting the movement because they weren’t wearing pink. Not everyone has a pink shirt so YELL created pretty in pink and started selling buttons so that anyone can participate in pink shirt day no matter if they own a pink shirt or not.
Synergy would like to thank the businesses and schools that are selling buttons for the Pretty in Pink campaign!
SYNERGY TAKES A STAND AGAINST BULLYING YEAR ROUND!
Bullying is a problem that is very important to our youth. Each year the Youth Council sells hand-made buttons to raise money in our community to combat bullying. Buttons are sold at local organizations and businesses throughout the month of February but are available for purchase from Synergy all year round. The recommended donation for a button is $2 for children/youth and $5 for adults. Our Youth Council also visits local schools to speak to the students about bullying and how to prevent it.
Funds raised from the efforts of the campaign go directly into a relevant cause. Each year, Youth Council members thoughtfully choose a charity to contribute funds collected from their efforts. Charities chosen must be accessible to local children and youth and must help prevent bullying or support those suffering from the effects of bullying.
Previous charity contributions:
2014 Recipient: Kids Help Phone
2015 Recipient: Wheatland Crisis Shelter
2016 Recipient: Children’s Wish Foundation
2017 Recipient: Chestermere Therapy Dogs
2018 Recipient: Dare to Care
2019 Recipient: Calgary and Area Child Advocacy Centre
2020 Recipient: Dare to Care
2021 Recipient: Hull Services
2022 Recipient: Calgary Black Chambers
2015: East Lake Elementary School
2016: Prairie Waters Elementary School
2017: Prairie Waters Elementary School, Rainbow Creek Elementary School, Khalsa School Calgary
2018: Prairie Waters Elementary School, Sarah Thompson Elementary School, Chestermere Rec Centre's Out of School Care Program
2019: Prairie Waters Elementary School, Sarah Thompson Elementary School, Indus School
2020: Prairie Waters Elementary School, Sarah Thompson Elementary School, Our Lady of Wisdom School, KidCare
2021: Pandemic Year, Anti-bullying video sent out to schools
2022: Pandemic Year, Anti-bullying video sent out to schools