As you probably know, October is National Bullying Prevention month. Shocking but true, it is estimated that nearly 30% of all school-aged kids are bullied in the US. And did you know that each day, nearly 160,000 of these students will stay home because the harassment is too much to handle?
Looking to help, CustomInk has teamed up with PACER, a foundation to raise bullying awareness, for a third year in a row for their annual “Be Good to Each Other” campaign. Celeb invitees design their own tees with anti-bullying themes on CustomInk and open it up to the public to purchase.
Austin & Ally star Laura Marano spreads the love with her tee.
This year, some of our favorite stars like Janel Parrish (Pretty Little Liars), Katie Leclerc (Switched at Birth) and Laura Marano (Austin & Ally) are donating their time to the cause. Hayden Byerly and Gavin MacIntosh (The Fosters), Beau Mirchoff (Awkward) and Karan Brar (Jessie) are also helping out. Not only is each specially-designed shirt adorable, it’s an awesome way to spread awareness for the prevention of bullying.
So how do you get involved like these do-gooding stars? You can purchase one of the shirts (or all if you’d like!) HERE, or choose to put your creativity to work and design your own unique anti-bullying tee on the site. CustomInk will cover all manufacturing costs, so 100% of the proceeds will go straight to PACER to aid the cause.
Awkward’s Beau Mirchoff doesn’t horse around when it comes to bullies.
What are you waiting for? Grab permission from a parent, head online to customink.com/stopbullying and get ordering. Then be sure to rock your new apparel in the school halls all month long. Nothing says a fun fall challenge more than helping put an end to bullying one T-shirt at a time, right?!
Which celeb’s CustomInk shirt to you like best? What’s a great way to stand up to bullies? Share in the comments below.
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BY ALYSON KATZ ON 10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN entertainment, Celebs, star style, Laura Marano, fashion, school, bullying 101, how to deal with a bully, bullying, Austin & Ally