A Time to Give Thanks
2019 is coming to a close, and the holiday season is just beginning! This time of year signifies many transitions for No Bully. The academic year is in full swing, which means our school programs to reduce bullying are, too. It is a time of excitement and potential, and also a time of thanks as we connect with our own families and communities.
We hope everyone is able to share in these moments of warmth and kindness, whether it is with family, friends, classmates or even someone you pass in the street. Compassion can come from anywhere, something we emphasize in all of our school programs. No one is wholly good or bad, so it is important to practice empathy and understanding for all people in all situations.
Staying positive and confident is not always easy, however. Sometimes it is hard to stand up to cynical voices or bullying. Or perhaps you have found yourself saying harmful words. It is these times that take an extra source of support – a source that is highlighted during this time of year. Sometimes all it takes to stand on your two feet is another pair next to you. These friends, family members, colleagues, classmates, and others create a community of kindness and acceptance, something we cannot do alone.
We want to celebrate all of the efforts No Bully, its partners, its schools, and its communities have made to build a better world together. We’re using #GiveThanksTo during the month of November to highlight inspirational people and organizations that have helped pave the way. No matter how big or small, every act of kindness makes a difference.
We invite you to share your stories of encouragement and thanks by describing someone who has inspired you or helped you get through an incident of bullying. This is a time of year to be thankful and reflect on all the positive connections we have, so we would love for you to #GiveThanksTo a person who has done just that! In addition, we are hosting a giveaway on our social media to show our support for all of the stories that we receive! To enter, simply:
- Follow our Instagram page
- Like one of our giveaway posts
- Comment under one of our giveaway posts about someone who has inspired or helped you. Be sure to tag them in the comment and use the hashtag #GiveThanksTo
The winner will receive a GET UP, STAND UP tee from the Bob Marley Foundation and a pair of No Bully socks from Sock Problems. The winner will also receive a second, identical bundle for the friend they tagged in their comment!
Entries are limited to 1 per person on social media; however, if you sign up for our newsletter, you will be given an additional 5 entries! Following our Twitter page will also garner 1 additional entry! Full terms and conditions are listed below – be sure to read them to make sure you’re qualified!
And as always, if you feel as if you are being bullied or harassed, or think your school would benefit from the No Bully program, please contact us any time here. We want your school experience to become one of encouragement and one to give thanks for!
Terms and Conditions
US Residents Only. Giveaway is in no way endorsed by Twitter or Instagram or any other social media platforms. Giveaway officially opens at 11 AM PST November 6, 2019, and closes 11:59 PST November 27, 2019. Winner will be announced Monday, December 2, 2019, at 10 AM PST and will be sent a direct message to coordinate shipping and shirt and sock sizing.
To qualify for entry, the participant must:
- Follow our Instagram
- Tag a friend and explain why they are inspired by that friend or how that friend helped them overcome bullying.
- Use the hashtag #GiveThanksTo in their comment with the tagged friend
- Tag No Bully’s Instagram (depending on the platform the comment is posted upon) in their comment with the tagged friend
To qualify for the additional 5 entries via newsletter signup, the participant must:
- Complete the above social media requirements
- Sign up for our general newsletter using our contact page
- In the text box for “first name,” the participant must put the social media handle they used when completing the above social media requirements. The participant may either use “Name – handle” or “handle” formatting in the first name section.
To qualify for the additional entry via following Twitter, the participant must:
- Complete the above social media requirements on Instagram
- Send a direct message on Twitter verifying your Instagram handle OR include your Twitter handle in a comment on Instagram under one of our Giveaway posts
Winner will be randomly selected from the pool of eligible entries. Max entries 7 per person. 1 entry from Instagram only. 5 entries are added if the participant signs up for No Bully Newsletter. 1 entry is added if the participant follows our Twitter. The participant must also enter on Instagram for the additional 5 and/or 1 entry(ies) to be valid.
There is a special challenge starting November 18 until the end of the giveaway. Participants are allowed to SUBSCRIBE TO THE NEWSLETTER ONLY to get 5 entries. The above rules still apply in order to obtain maximum entries.
The creation of multiple Twitter or Instagram accounts will render the participant ineligible. Employees of No Bully, their immediate family members (children, parents, brothers, and sisters, including spouses and partners) are not eligible. All other No Bully representatives, business partners and their affiliates, servants and/or agents of advertising, and/or suppliers of No Bully are also ineligible. Entries submitted outside the outlined contest period will not be qualified.