Ellen is encouraging everyone to donate to the following three organizations. They each are working hard to prevent bullying in schools, provide resources for students, educators and parents, and to serve as support for teens in crisis. You can donate directly to the The Trevor Project by texting the word "KIND" to 85944 (reply YES). Warner Brothers and Telepictures Productions have announced that they are generously matching the first $100,000 in donations, to be spread amongst all three organizations.
The Trevor Project runs the Trevor Lifeline, a 24-hour, national crisis and suicide prevention lifeline for gay and questioning teens. The number is 1-866-4-U-TREVOR (1-866-488-7386).
You can learn more about The Trevor Project and the other great programs they have at their website: thetrevorproject.org.
Another great organization is The National Center for Bullying Prevention, helping to promote awareness and teach effective ways to respond to bullying. You can learn more about them at: Pacer.org/bullying.
GLSEN (The Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network) is a great organization that works to ensure safe schools for ALL children. GLSEN envisions a world in which every child learns to accept and respect all people. In addition to resources for parents, teachers and students, GLSEN facilitates several programs including The National Day of Silence, and No Name Calling Week. Their website is: glsen.org.