Coquitlam Centre is proud to have hosted The Ultimate Online Auction! We would like to thank all those who participated.
This fundraiser initiative raised roughly $20,000 and had all proceeds go to the I AM SOMEONE Ending Bullying Society, to launch a Help Text Messaging Platform to provide help to youths affected by bullying who need immediate help and support. Thank you to all of our partners and sponsors who gave to this great cause.
We’ve all been touched by bullying in our lives, whether it’s personal, or done to a family member or a friend, or a news story where some young person wasn’t able to cope anymore and took their own life. At least 1 in 3 adolescent students in Canada have reported being bullied recently. Canada has the 9th highest rate of bullying in the 13-years-old category, out of 35 countries.
Almost 90% of parents think their children will tell them if they are being bullied – yet only 8% of them will. For youth in crisis, the ability to reach out for help in the most comfortable and convenient way possible is crucial – this service will offer that.
I AM SOMEONE Ending Bullying Society, in conjuction with Telus have launched their 2TALK (28255) Bullying Help Text Messaging Platform Pilot, now available to youth in the Tri-Cities.
Here are some of companies that have generously donationed in support of the I AM SOMEONE Ultimate Online Auction: