Pink Shirt Day 2019
Wednesday, February 27, 2019, across Hoover City Schools and across the nation is “Pink Shirt Day.”
Below is the story of Pink Shirt Day
It was nearly a decade ago at Central Kings Rural High School in Cambridge, Nova Scotia, when 12th grade students Travis Price and David Sheppard caught wind of a 9th grade student being bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school. Instead of standing idly by and watching it happen, they decided to step up and do something about it. Both students thought that bullying had gone on long enough in their school and they could make a difference. They thought of ideas and decided to go out and buy everything they could find that was pink, and tried to encourage their school to wear pink the next day. Out of 1,000 kids they got about 850 people wearing some kind of pink and from there Pink Day started. Within the week, they had schools throughout Nova Scotia taking part in the movement. The next week, schools throughout Canada were wearing pink, and by the end of the month, schools all over the world were participating in the movement that they started accidentally. Ten years later, their act of standing up to bullying and showing kindness to others has grown into a worldwide movement called “Pink Shirt Day.”
We will be selling pre-ordered shirts for this special day. If you ordered a shirt last year, it is the same shirt design so no need to order another. We plan to wear these shirts on February 27 and annually. They will be on sale from January 21 until February 15, 2019. The shirt cost is $6.00. If you would like to purchase a shirt, please go to myschoolfees.com and select “public item” “show fees” “Be Kind Pink T-shirt Sale.” Thanks and we look forward to a strong show of support for Pink Shirt Day.