MSS WeCare Crew don their best pink for charity

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The Merritt Secondary School WeCare Crew made the most of Pink Shirt day by raising money for Kids Help Phone.

Pink Shirt Day, also known as Anti-Bullying Day, was inspired by an act of kindness in Nova Scotia. Seeing that a grade nine student was being bullied for wearing a pink shirt, David Shepherd and Travis Price also wore a pink shirt in solidarity with the young man, and distributed pink shirts to other boys at the school.

Since this friendly act occurred in 2007, the Pink Shirt movement has grown and is now a dedicated day of inclusion and support in many countries around the world.

Merritt Secondary Students donned their best pink duds on Feb. 24 and managed to raise $235, which was donated to Kids Help Phone, a Canadian charitable organization that provides 24/7 confidential, professional counselling online and by telephone for free to youth across the country.

Morgan Hampton, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Merritt Herald