Local Coffee Shop Hosts Anti-bullying Fundraiser with Singer

Updated: September 29, 2018 11:21 PM

Bullying is something that affects far too many children, but a singer from New York and the owner of a local coffee shop in Duluth are working together to help local kids struggling with bullying.


Letica's Iron Mug hosted a pancake breakfast Saturday, a fundraiser that benefits T.E.A.C.H. an anti-bullying organization that stands for talk, educate, action, compassion, and hope.

"We're going to focus on the victims to see if we can make them feel better. 3,500 kids a day attempt suicide or think about suicide. That number just appalled me. I thought if we can reach out to a few of them and make them happy, if we can save one kid, we're doing good,” Mike Letica, the owner of Letica’s Iron Mug and organizer of the fundraising event, said.

Mindy Davey, a singer from Buffalo, New York, started the campaign and is visiting Duluth to talk to local school's about combatting bullying. Davey made a music video called ‘Morgan’s Song’ to help raise awareness on bullying. She’ll be showing the music video to school’s she visits.

Money from the pancake fundraiser will also go to organizing special events to help bullying victims and let them know they're not alone.

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