Melissa Joan Hart is supporting STOMP Out Bullying this holiday season, and wants to inspire others to do the same.
“At this time of year, we choose which charities are worthy of receiving our year-end, tax deductible donation to continue and/or expand their good work,” she wrote in an email to supporters of the charity. "As a long time STOMP Out Bullying Global Ambassador, I ask that you consider donating to them and to donate at a level equal with your belief that all kids and teens should be able to:
“Attend school in a safe and tolerant environment free of violence, hatred and racism.
Grow friendly digital relationships without being harassed, threatened or violated.
Pursue their dreams and NEVER contemplate suicide because of the pain they endure caused by another person.
- Digital harassment is a 24/7 problem because it is anonymous
- 9 out of 10 LGBT students experience harassment
- Over 11 suicides this year have been linked due to being a victim of cyberbullying
“STOMP Out Bullying has helped over 5 million students resolve bullying and cyberbullying situations. Our HelpChat Line has helped over a hundred thousand students and saved the lives of over 2,000. In fact, through our various support networks, we’ve saved a total of 6,000 lives. These numbers increase daily.
“I ask that you consider giving a gift this holiday season to help us get a head start on all the work we plan to do in 2018.
“A tax-deductible donation will help STOMP Out Bullying provide students with more resources and information, solutions on how to change the culture so that our children learn in a “kind” and “empathetic” enviroment free from violence and bullying.
“Donations can be given throughout the holiday season in your name, or in honor of a friend or family member. And if your company has a corporate matching program, your gift can be doubled.
“There’s just a little over two weeks left! You have until midnight, December 31st, 2017 to claim your tax-deduction for 2017.”
To make a donation, click here.
Find out more about STOMP Out Bullying here.