September is National Bullying Prevention Month.
A couple years ago a child from my son’s school committed suicide because she was bullied. It was the first time I have gotten a first hand live view of what it is to know someone who lost a child to suicide. It happens all over the world and has gotten wide spread attention in the United States. We know its wrong and we always talk about how it needs to stop. The thing is, we cannot stop teen suicide completely, it’s just not going to happen but we CAN stop bullying by fighting the cause. I feel strongly that as bloggers we have a social media reach that can reach millions. We can fight this cause and win.
To bring awareness, One Direction is joining with Office Depot. One Direction has challenged its fans to help raise $250,000 for the Office Depot Foundation’s anti-bullying education efforts. Part of the money is being raised by selling exclusive 1D + OD products, including notebooks, bracelets, and nail polish. Each item encourages tweens and teens to exhibit positive attributes. And each attribute is tied to a color and a One Direction member. There’s nice (light blue), confident (purple), unique (green), original (orange), and true (navy).
You can check out the full list of products here. A portion of the limited edition product sales will go toward the Office Depot Foundation’s anti-bullying education program.
Speaking of the products, we are joining with Drugstore Divas to give one lucky reader a tote bag filled with One Direction and Office Depot items.
This giveaway starts now and ends at 11:59pm EST on October 26. To enter, use the Rafflecopter. The winner must be a US resident who is 18 or older. The winner will be contacted via the email address left in the Rafflecopter and will have 24 hours to respond before another winner will be selected.
My blog received no compensation for this giveaway and is not responsible for prize fulfillment.