Today is October 3rd, and if you’re a fan of 2004’s Mean Girls, you know exactly what that means. Thirteen years after the film was released, the cast of the cult classic got together for #MeanGirlsDay to raise money for victims of Sunday’s shooting in Las Vegas, in which 59 were killed and more than 500 left injured.
Amanda Seyfried, Lacey Chabert, Jonathan Bennett and Daniel Franzese all posted a video on their social media pages speaking out to raise awareness about the tragedy. Seyfried wrote on Instagram,
“IT’S OCTOBER 3RD. Happy Mean Girls Day. This year please join us in helping the victims of the tragedy in Las Vegas by visiting Gofundme.com/October3 and donating to the families of the victims of the Las Vegas shooting. Thank you in advance!”
The video starts off thanking the fans for their continued support over the years before launching into their charity efforts.
“After Sunday’s night’s tragic events in Las Vegas, let’s give back. In honor of Mean Girls Day, we’re asking each of you, the groolest fans out there, to help. We started a GoFundMe page, 100% of the proceeds will go to the National Compassion Fund. If every fan just gave $3 in honor of October 3rd, just $3, we would hit our goal of $300,000 in no time.”
The video ends in true Gretchen Weiner style, giving us a nostalgic flashback to our favorite teen movie.
“Guys, look. We know fetch is never gonna happen but we can make this happen. On October 3rd, I’ll ask you what day it is. But we’ll also ask you to help. So, you go, Glen Coco to gofundme.com/october3. Thank you for being a fan and thank you for your help.”
The description on their GoFundMe reads:
“We are working directly with the National Compassion Fund, a program in the National Center for Victims of Crime. This organization collected and distributed funds to victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting, the Aurora shooting, and even 9/11.
100% of funds raised will be distributed to the victims of Las Vegas through the NCF at the completion of this campaign.
Do something grool today. Let’s hit this goal together. We might not make fetch happen, but we can make this happen.”
Katherine Whitehead is a senior at the University of Tennessee. Her passion lies in writing, travel and anything having to do with Jon Snow’s butt.