Pink Shirt Day 2022 is a national campaign raising awareness and funds to support programs that help foster healthy self-esteem in children.
So, how did it start? Pink Shirt Day was inspired by an act of kindness in small-town Nova Scotia. When a boy in grade 9 was being bullied for wearing a pink shirt, one of the older boys from his school went to a discount store, picked up 50 pink tank tops, and got 50 of his schoolmates to wear them the following day. The story was picked up, quickly went viral, and has since inspired countless people and organizations across Canada to show off their pink pride.
Supporting is as easy as grabbing a pink shirt out of your closet and throwing it on! If you don’t have one already, it won’t be hard to find one today either.
Another option is to click here and pick up a special “Rock the Pink Shirt” or “Kool to be Kind” shirt for $25. Not only will you be able to wear your new attire to support Pink Shirt Day, but the money raised is also going to support the amazing work done by Shak’s World in Barrie! A definite win-win!
It's all about empowering youth across Simcoe County. Check out Shak's World on this episode of Movers + Makers, sponsored by Busch Systems . It's a new community center in the heart of downtown Barrie that provides a safe space to grow and empower youth through sports, arts, and education.Posted by Barrie 360 on Thursday, November 5, 2020
Shak’s World is a fully accessible community centre in downtown Barrie that offers a variety of recreational programs for all ages. Its focus is to give youth a safe space that promotes physical and mental wellness. Their brand new 13,000 square foot facility hosts a number of activities from arts and music programs to drop-in basketball. Youth are also encouraged to use the centre to complete homework in their safe studies space or just drop in and use the gymnasium to stay active. The staff at Shak’s World is also made up of many Social Workers and Child Youth Workers who can help struggling youth deal with issues they might be having.
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Shirts are running out fast so be sure to snap one up soon for Pink Shirt Day 2022!
Pink has always been cool, but today, it’s the coolest colour of all.