“12-12 – I Care Day” Campaign

What would the world be like if on one day every person did one thing each hour for 12 hours to make a difference in 12 people’s lives. The B.I.O.N.I.C. Team (which stands for Believe It Or Not I Care) wants to know so we created “12-12 – I Care Day.”

In the past several years the B.I.O.N.I.C. Team has encouraged people to make an all out effort on one day to see how much difference their school, group, business, organization, house of worship, etc. could make in the lives of others in their community on that day. The days we chose were 11-11-11 and 12-12-12 and 10-10. The students at our school loved seeing the impact and since there wasn’t an 13-13-13 we decided to pick December 12th – “12-12” – as our designated day.

There are several ways to get involved. Here are some the ideas:

Individually – We challenge everyone for twelve hours on 12-12 to do one nice thing each hour for someone else. Here are some ideas:

  • Say “hi”
  • Thank a teacher for grading your work
  • Thank your parent for coming to your game or doing your wash
  • Tell someone what you appreciate about them
  • Say “thank you”
  • Open the door for someone
  • Let someone else go first in line
  • Pay for someone’s coffee
  • Look for someone sitting alone at lunch and invite them to eat with you

We also encourage people to take twelve “12-12 – I Care Day” cards to give one to someone each hour – or more if they wanted. We encourage them to just write the recipient’s name on the card, and even write on the back what they appreciate about the person. A .pdf of the cards that you can print off will be posted on here in the next couple days.

Schools, businesses, churches, etc. – We challenge schools, businesses and churches to see how many outreaches they can accomplish as a whole on 12-12. If you would like to see some ideas people had, look at our BIONIC 12-12 Facebook page. If you or your school/group want to participate, let us know. We even created a Twitter account to give people ideas on how to make a difference in someone’s life at @Bionicteam. Use our hashtag at #1212ICare to keep up with other comments and ideas. Let’s see if we can get it “trending” on 12-12!

Community Service Project – This year our community service project will feature a Sock Hop for the residents of the Sunrise Senior Living Centers in Colorado and senior citizens from our community. We will have more information coming on that soon.
If you want to participate in 12-12 events this coming year, please complete the form below.

12-12 Interest Form

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We will be participating this year:

If you would like to participate or have any questions, contact us at bionicteam1@gmail.com or call Sandy Austin at 303‐982‐9402. Thanks for helping make the world better in one day on 12-12 with the hopes that it will carry on to other days!

12 thoughts on ““12-12 – I Care Day” Campaign

  1. 12-12-12
    The counseling department at Carmody Middle School is showing our appreciation for others around us, as well as getting the students involved to do the same. While we are at school, we will do the following positive things each hour of the day.

    7:00 Pass out Thank you cards for students to give to others

    8:00 Lifesavers to Administration for always being there for staff and students

    9:00 Tea Bags to Teachers thanking them for all they do and reminding them to take time and relax

    10:00 Candy to librarians thanking them for all their sweetness

    11:00 Kudos Bars to our para professionals for all they do with our students.

    12:00 Animal Crackers to our custodians for keeping this zoo together

    1:00 Candles to office staff for lighting up our day

    2:00 “100 Grand” to our bus drivers because their service is worth “100 Grand”

  2. The BIONIC team has been a part of the Livingston Middle School campus for four years…we are thrilled about the 12-12-12 event. We are committed to participating on 12-12-12 for 12 hours at home, school and community. We are doing a similar activity as described above just adding home and community components as well.

    • Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of 12-12-12. We are committed to participating. Each BIONIC team member will be distributing the “Make History Today” cards with a treat to 12 different people for 12 hours.
      > 7am – to family members
      > 8am – to teachers
      > 9am – to District Staff
      > 10am – to friends
      > 11am – to new students
      > 12pm – to cafeteria workers and bus drivers
      1pm – to office and support staff
      2pm – to custodians
      3pm – to after school program teachers; coaches
      4pm – to extended family and friends
      5pm – to extended family and friends
      6pm – to extended family and friends

      We may also have a community service opportunity after school…working on the details.

  3. Alma thanks for your B.I.O.N.I.C Team work at Livingston Middle School in CA for many years! You have impacted a lot of lives! Let us know how the day goes at Livingston. Are you going to be a part of the Simulcast?

    • Yes, we would love to be. Let me know the details once you have them.

  4. Bettendorf Middle School BIONIC Team is up and running. We are encouraging students and staff to participate in the 12 acts of kindness for others today and then community service projects as well. We put some videos up on the facebook page and we are keeping track of the things that are happening in our building today. Our kids are excited to make history. We have been delivering pies to those in our building that have had a loss and so far that has been 16. We are also making care packages to welcome new students to our building. This is an awesome experience that gives to those that participate as much as it gives to others.

  5. I went to the rally from gmes I am student council and it really inspired me to be a good leader. BELIEVE IT OR NOT I CARE!!!!!!

    • It was exciting to have you guys at the Rally, Ryan!!! Let us know how we can help you from the high school. Can’t wait for you to be a BIONIC leader when you get to the high school!!! 🙂

  6. At Del Norte High School we challenged our other schools to join the rally and do soemthing for someone every hour. Our B.I.O.N.I.C team members went to the elementary school and helped kindergartens complete appreciate cards.
    Students gave appreciation cards to eacher other and staff. It was a great day to take a moment and reach out to others. A BIG thanks for Sandy Austin and her team for the inspiration! 🙂

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