PFLAG San Diego TEAMS WITH PFLAG NATIONAL AND JOHNSON & JOHNSON FAMILY OF CONSUMER COMPANIES TO FIGHT BULLYING IN SCHOOLS
Groundbreaking Care with PRIDE Initiative Launched in Association with Walgreens
San Diego, Ca – PFLAG San Diego in association with Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies, and Walgreens, is launching Care with Pride™, a strategic initiative to support critically important efforts to help end bullying of all youth \ As half of all children are bullied at some point in their school years, including 90% of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender) youth*, Care with Pride™ will address these staggering statistics through national media, regional events and digital resources that raise awareness and promote the Safe Schools Action Pack
The Safe Schools Action Pack, a booklet containing PFLAG’S “Top Ten Ways to Help Make Schools Safer For All Students,” also contains $65 in coupons and rebates from 20 brands within the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies brands. One dollar for each coupon and rebate redeemed at local Walgreens will support PFLAG’s “Cultivating Respect: Safe Schools for All” initiative.
“We are very excited to be working with a company like Johnson & Johnson and Walgreens to help us in our efforts to make the world a safer place for all our children,” said Patti Boman PFLAG SD co President.
“As a Corporation that is committed to the health and care for all people, the Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies is focused on continuing to uphold diversity and equality through a range of efforts externally as well as within our own organization,” said Scott Creighton, Global Vice President, Marketing Excellence Group, Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies. “By partnering with PFLAG, we are helping to further their very important work to end bullying and create safer schools for all children.”
For more information and to download the Care with Pride™ Safe Schools Action Pack visit www.walgreens.com/pride or text PRIDE to 467467 (data rates from your carrier may apply). For more information on PFLAG and “Cultivating Respect: Safe Schools for All” visit www.pflag.org.
* American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, March 2011, Facts for Families: Bullying, No. 80; and GLSEN®, 2009, The 2009 National School Climate Survey
Founded in 1972 with the simple act of a mother publicly supporting her gay son, PFLAG is the original ally organization. Made up of parents, families, friends, and straight allies uniting with LGBT people, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality through its mission of support, education and advocacy. Now entering its 40th year, PFLAG has more than 350 chapters and 200,000 supporters crossing multiple generations of American families in major urban centers, small cities and rural areas in all 50 states. To learn more, please visit http://www.pflag.org.