Press Release: GINGERPALOOZA™
The Mission—GINGERPALOOZA™ is a brand and a series of events for redheads (and anyone ginger friendly) dedicated to celebrating individuality while raising money to help the fights against bullying and skin cancer. We will create a unique experience for attendees that will not only raise money for these very worthy causes, but will also promote keeping Austin diverse, accepting, kind and pro-ginger.
The Kick-Off Event—The 1st GINGERPALOOZA™ event will take place on June 1, 2013. This celebration will be a one-day, high-energy “Pub Parade” starting from East 6th Street and ending up on West 6th Street at Third Base where featured local live bands and DJs with large followings will perform. There will be six establishments supporting GP by hosting music, offering “ginger” specialty drinks, and selling GP merchandise.
Proceeds from GINGERPALOOZA will benefit PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center.
WONDER, by R.J. Palacio - You can't blend in when you were born to stand out
Educator Guide: Teaching WONDER with Trudy Ludwig
August Pullman was born with a facial deformity that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can't get past Auggie's extraordinary face. WONDER by R.J. Palacio begins from Auggie's point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community's struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance. In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic, this is a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope. R.J. Palacio has called her debut novel "a meditation on kindness"—indeed, every reader will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship. Auggie is a hero to root for, a diamond in the rough who proves that you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.
Pledge to "Choose Kind" the bullying prevention campaign inspired by WONDER. During the month of October, Random House Children’s Books will donate $1 to PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center for every pledge made.
IBM - Activity Kits for Volunteers
IBM’s Activity Kits provide everything you need—step-by-step instructions and supporting materials such as presentations—to conduct a volunteer activity at a school or community organization.
This one-hour presentation for adults discusses kids' online activities, the growing phenomenon of cyber-bullying, and how parents or teachers can recognize its symptoms and intervene, along with tips for helping kids.
In coordination with a school or school district, volunteers make a presentation describing what our children can experience in the online world, and how to help them be safe.
Control Your Online Identity
This presentation helps students learn how to protect their personal data and control how they present themselves online.
IBM supports PACER through sponsorships of the Friends of PACER’s Run, Walk, Roll Against Bullying and PACER’s Annual Benefit, as well as inkind contributions.
We’re All Different But We’re All Kitty Cats—a book for youth
Classroom Toolkit: Classroom Education Resources
Press Release: New Children’s Book Launches August 1st, Takes on Bullying
About: We’re All Different But We’re All Kitty Cats: First Day of School
We’re All Different But We’re All Kitty Cats, written by Peter J. Goodman, tells the story of Carlos, a kitty cat with no fur. Because of Carlos’ unique trait, he is teased by the school bully, Vinny. When two of his classmates witness this event, they stand up for Carlos. As the story unfolds, the reader will see how Carlos deals with and overcomes his insecurity and ultimately triumphs in the end.
The first in a series that brings adults and children together to discuss important social issues, the book includes discussion prompts and fun facts for parents and teachers to facilitate
A portion of the proceeds from book sales support PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center.
10 Year Old Singer, Shyanne Wilson Shares the Proceeds From Her Song “Get A Life”
"I know what it's like to wake up and dread facing the day, knowing I would be made fun of and hurt. I'm lucky that my parents could take me out of school and find a new private school for me this year, but not every kid has that opportunity. I look forward to the day when no kid will have to wake up and feel that way ever again."
Watch Shyanne’s interview on Sprigeo “Heroes Project”.
Shyanne Wilson - "Get A Life"
Robby Wilson, who co-wrote the song with his daughter, Shyanne, are sharing the proceeds from the song with PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center.
Just Like You - a book for youth
Just Like you is a simple tale of two friends with different abilities, a story for young children created in part as a response to the epidemic of bullying. When values of acceptance and kindness are instilled early, children's minds and worlds expand
100% of proceeds from book sales support select Just Like You chosen non-profits including PACER Center
Cool Beans Music & East Coast Recording Company - All About Bullies ... Big and Small Audio CD
Bullying can happen to anyone. Together we can create a safe school environment & community for our children. These artists understand the emotions connected to bullying. Enjoy their helpful hints & reflections in this amazing collection.
This wonderful collection of music about bullying has made a tremendous impact for children everywhere. Produced by an all-volunteer crew of creative talent, “All About Bullies… Big and Small” won the Grammy Award for Best Children’s Album and the highly-coveted Parent’s Choice Gold Award for music.
We're pleased to support Kids Against Bullying by sharing all profits from proceeds with the Pacer Center’s National Bullying Prevention Center.
Holiday Hill Enterprises, LLC - The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin and screenings of Spookley the Square Pumpkin, the movie
Classroom Toolkit: Classroom Education Resources
About: Spookley the Square Pumpkin and Holiday Hill Farm
The animated classic Spookley the Square Pumpkin, which was adapted from the book, will air again this October on the Disney Channel in the US and abroad. The Spookley story is also available as an app for the iPad/iPhone, Android and Nook platforms. Spookley lives on Holiday Hill Farm, a world of story-telling magic that is also the setting for Joe Troiano’s storybook classics Mistletoe and the Christmas Kittens, Lyla the Lovesick Ladybug, JellyBean the Unbreakable Egg and Beacon the Bright Little Firefly.
5% of 2011 proceeds received by Holiday Hill from The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin books will be donated to PACER