EDMONTON, March 3, 2020 /CNW/ - On February 26, 2020, Reeves College students, staff, and faculty spread kindness through a sea of pink on Pink Shirt Day, collectively raising over $600 for charity.
The focus of Pink Shirt Day this year was taking kindness to new heights and "lifting each other up" – celebrating the things that make people unique and seeing past differences.
"It was extremely positive and uplifting to see all of our students and staff sporting their pink T-shirts," says Sara Mackenzie, Campus Director, Lloydminster. "It's a great feeling to know that our school is contributing to making a difference in the lives of other students and families across the country."
Across its five campus locations, Reeves College proudly participated in sharing kindness, compassion, and acceptance with friends, colleagues, and classmates.
The funds raised by Reeves College will be provided to CKNW Kids' Fund, which supports a variety of anti-bullying programs across the country, including Kids Help Phone, Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Canada, Stigma-Free Society, and more.
About Pink Shirt Day
Pink Shirt Day started as a movement in 2007, after two students in Nova Scotia stood up against a bully for picking on a fellow student for wearing a pink shirt to school. The co-founders, Travis Price and David Shepherd, bought 50 pink shirts the next day for other students to wear in support of their "anti-bullying" stance. Since 2007, Pink Shirt Day is now recognized and celebrated across the globe.
About Reeves College
Reeves College offers accelerated, practical career training programs and courses led by industry-experienced instructors. With a student-focused approach to learning, students develop hands-on knowledge and skills in the fields of business, healthcare, teaching education, legal, and more from one of five campus locations in Alberta. For more information, visit www.reevescollege.ca.
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