Man raising awareness during National Bullying Prevention Month

A Connecticut man is raising awareness for National Bullying Prevention Month. (WFSB IMAGE)

ROCKY HILL, CT (WFSB) -- A Connecticut man is raising awareness for National Bullying Prevention Month.

Channel 3 spoke with organizer of Purple Hair for Kindness, Fred Brown, who said he was inspired by a story shared by Channel 3 in August about a Coventry family who sells shirts that read, ‘I will be your friend’.

Since then Brown has teamed up with Coventry resident Tonya Ohlund and together, they’re working to raise $5,000 to buy 1,000 t-shirts that read ‘It’s Cool to Be Kind’.

“If you show someone kindness, no matter what age, from little to tall, old to young, the kindness comes through,” said Brown.

Brown said he will dye his hair purple if they reach their goal.

All money raised on the GoFundMe page will go towards giving the shirts to children under the care of Department Children and Families, DCF, and the Connecticut Alliance of Foster and Adoptive Families.

To donate to Purple Hair for Kindness click here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/7z6nw-purple-hair

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