Gulf Coast Giving to Host 2nd Annual Cyberbullying Awareness Week
Largo, FL – February 6, 2014- Gulf Coast Giving 501(c)(3) has received the 2nd annual proclamation from the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners recognizing September 22rd through September 26th, 2013, Cyberbullying Awareness Week.
“Gulf Coast Giving is humbly grateful for the generosity of the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners and their recognition of GCG’s community efforts through presenting the 2014 proclamation”, says Jessica Shafer, Gulf Coast Giving’s Director of Operations.
The host of the week, Gulf Coast Giving, will be presenting a weeklong celebration featuring school spirit days, presentations and a free fun event for the community-at-large.
The week is set to inspire cyberbullying awareness and suicide prevention and intervention efforts across schools and homes of Pinellas County and beyond. Through these efforts, our community will make the strides it needs to move forward with technology in a positive way.
To see the amazing success of the first ever Cyberbullying Awareness Week event in 2013 visit http://www.GulfCoastGiving.org/awareness.
To join our efforts by partnering or making a donation, email Jessica@GulfCoastGiving.org or call (727)595-5240 ext. 1205. Business sponsorship opportunities are available.
As technology use increases, the risks and dangers of cyberbullying also increase. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people, resulting in about 4,400 deaths per year, according to the CDC. Bully victims are between 2 to 9 times more likely to consider suicide than non-victims.
About Gulf Coast Giving: Gulf Coast Giving is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit charity whose main mission is to provide underserved schools and nonprofits with updated technology and training to maximize their efforts; and to provide cyberbullying awareness, prevention and intervention programs to secure a brighter future for our community’s youth. Gulf Coast Giving hosts a scholarship program, supports local and national charities and provides volunteer assistance to nonprofit organizations worldwide to create inspiring local events that manifest the spirit of giving. Gulf Coast Giving is located at 12597 Walsingham Rd., Suite 2, Largo, FL 33774. For more information, call 727-517-3839 or visit www.GulfCoastGiving.org.