Naruto Cosplayers PH (NCPH) is in full support of the efforts of our counterpart Naruto Cosplayers USA (NCUS) to raise funds to support the Cosplay Against Bullying Campaign. We all all part of a group of sci-fi/fantasy enthusiasts dedicating our time to spreading a message of friendship and ending hate both on and offline.
More than a year ago, Myk Castillo from the Philippines started a Facebook Page to promote “Cosplay Against Bullying.” The page grew and cosplayers began to join in the campaign by sending their photos and creating images and quotes to support and spread the campaign. In 2014, we began spreading the campaign as part of our official CausePlay activities.
In that same year, Naruto Cosplayers US was formally formed and since bullying is a major issue in the US, the campaign moved its way to the United States through a small group of people with a dream to mitigate the effects of bullying in schools, workplaces, and anywhere else it can occur.
Given that the problem can happen to anyone, and that it is a problem so wide spread, the dream to inspire others to fight against it seemed impossible and doomed to fail. In the last 8 months of the activity in the states, however, followers on all CAB’s social media outlets have more than doubled in a short amount of time.
However, this campaign needs your support more than ever. We encourage you to support the fund raising initiative below and share whatever you can to add more fuel to this campaign and spread it as well.
These funds that will be donated will go to expenses related to the campaign ONLY. Examples include, but not limited to: travel expenses, annual website fees, photography equipment repair, or anything used to contribute to the cosplay site. We also help fund organizations that work with us to help fight against things like verbal harassment, sexual assault, spousal abuse, etc. These funds, however, WILL NOT be used to fund personal expenses such as costumes, items for sale at conventions, autographs/pictures with celebrities, etc. Those types of items are personal purchases and we pay for those ourselves 🙂
Please let us UNITE and STAND AGAINST BULLYING.
We thank you in advance for your support. Please spread this campaign to as many people as you can. This is not about us but about those who will need our help and together we can make a difference.