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It’s time to bring an end to the silence of bullying!

  • Last year, we received Unify Selfies from all 50 states and over 50 countries!
  • Now we are asking 50 celebrities to join us!

How to do a #UnifySelfieChallenge

It's easy! Just write the word Unify on the back of your hand, place it over your mouth, and take a selfie! When you post on your social media just copy & paste the below text. Make sure to challenge your friends, and favorite celebrities! #UnifySelfieChallenge!

Write your own post or copy and paste this:

I have accepted the #UnifySelfieChallenge! The hand over my mouth represents the silence associated with bullying. The word UNIFY shows that we are all coming together to do something about it! I challenge (TAG 3 OR MORE FRIENDS OR CELEBRITIES HERE) to UNIFY with me!! You have 24 hrs to repost with your own Unify Selfie and challenge 3 or more to do the same, or make a donation to UnifyAgainstBullying.org #unifyselfiechallenge

Kids Challenge Ellen Show to Unify Against Bullying!

World Wide Selfie Challenge!

The Celebrity Selfie Challenge!

Lili Reinhar


Distribution of funds:

Unify Against Bullying seeks to fund anti-bulling initiatives in schools everywhere. You may apply for a grant by filling out this very short online FORM. Children of all ages, Parents, Guidance Personnel, Teachers, Administrators and Charity Partners are all encouraged to apply! We have a committee of volunteers who will select the applicants which best reflect our organizations MISSION.

Apply For A Grant Here

Other Events?

Will there be other events held to raise money under the UNIFY name? Yes! We need your help. If you would like to contact us about holding an event in support of Unify Against Bullying, just fill out this short FORM. Someone will be in touch with you.

Areas we are looking for help

  • Sponsorship
  • Direct Donations
  • Future Events for raising money & awareness

Unify Against Bullying Awards

Holyoke, Massachusetts – Nineteen deserving recipients received micro-grants from a total of $20,000.00 awarded by Unify Against Bullying to help fund their anti-bullying initiatives. These initiatives will benefit our youth in schools and the community. In addition, an additional applicant was chosen to receive a $1000.00 grant from the Paul Mitchell Neon product line for a grand total of $20,000.00. The grants were awarded on October 21st, 2019 prior to Unify’s all-inclusive fashion show at the Log Cabin located at 500 Easthampton Road in Holyoke. Without the generosity of our donors, the grassroots efforts to promote the anti-bullying message would be in doubt. Unify is grateful to the countless businesses that stepped up to support our youth. It’s through their generous donations that we can help families struggling with this pervasive issue throughout our region and beyond. Unify is grateful to Carla Cosenzi and the Tommy Car Auto group for once again being our presenting sponsor.

Jamison Mae Rohan, a senior at Minnechaug Regional High School in Wilbraham (pictured above) was presented the 2019 “Hero” award. The “Hero” award is given to an individual who exemplifies the strength and spirit to empower themselves and others. Jamison Mae is an inspiration and role model for young people who have been or, who are dealing with bullying. She wholeheartedly believes in everyone’s right to be treated with kindness and respect.

Unify was proud to recognize and award Michaeline DeJoria Heydari, Vice Chairman for John Paul Mitchell Systems their inaugural “Champion” award. A Champion is an individual who supports an initiative to bring a program or idea to reality that will improve the quality of life for our youth. Ms. Heydari is an inspired visionary who saw an issue and took a leadership role to transform it. Due to her efforts, the Neon product line and Stick it to bullying campaign does just that. She was chosen for her efforts to help raise awareness to this issue and to empower our youth to Stick it to bullying! The organization was thrilled to have Julie Solwold, Vice President of Corporate Communications (pictured above) for the company be present to accept the award on Ms. Heydari’s behalf.

The following individuals/organizations received a grant:

  • Arianna Hopkins, 6th grade student West Springfield Middle School (Paul Mitchell Neon grant recipient)
  • Ayanna Crawford - It’s Your Turn, Take the Mic
  • Be-a-friend Project - Jennifer Young
  • Big Brother & Big Sisters of Hampden County - Megan Pete
  • Bonni-Lynne Sandler - Heart n Soul Yoga
  • Boys & Girls Club Family Center - Keshawn Dodds
  • Boys & Girls Club of Greater Holyoke Inc. - Eileen Cavanaugh
  • E. Longmeadow Birchland Park Middle School - Student Council
  • Green Meadows School - Karen Gelinas
  • Holyoke Community College Student Senate - Elizabeth Golen
  • Jewish Community Center - Seth Stutman
  • Hashtag Positivity - Jonas Cain
  • KidZone Childcare - Sharon Connors
  • Ludlow Boys and Girls Club - Martha Walters
  • Mohawk Trail Regional School District - Alia Woofenden
  • Neutral Corner-Patrick Ireland
  • Paul R. Baird Middle School - Emily Herring
  • Square One - Linda Lastowski
  • The Berkshire County Sheriff’s Office - Michael Nykorchuck
  • The Promethean Project - Steve Opalenik
  • Wayne Soares - Anti-bullying Speaker


Our Corporate Sponsors!

Our Event Sponsors!

Style Sponsors

Frank Fitzgerald
TD Bank
Katherine Garvey

Creative Sponsors

  • Acstar Insurance Company
  • Alekman & DiTusa Law Firm
  • American Homes
  • Belt Technologies
  • Excel Dryer
  • Hub International
  • Proshred
  • RPS
  • Savage Arms
  • Secure Energy

In Kind Sponsors

  • CJC Lighting and Production
  • Robert Charles Photography
  • Sharper Vision, LLC
  • Tiger Web Designs
  • 94.7 WMAS


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