DENVER — In Denver and around the world, people will spend a full day this week trying to make a difference in their community by spreading kindness.
This Wednesday is the 'I Care Day,' a day dedicated to random acts of kindness.
The idea is to reach out to someone else one time every hour for ten hours. This means each person who participates would make a difference in ten people's lives in just one day.
The day of caring is the brainchild of Believe It or Not I Care (B.I.O.N.I.C.), a club that was started at Green Mountain High School in 2004.
A few years earlier, four students at the Lakewood high school died by suicide and students and teachers wanted to prevent other students from falling through the cracks. Their goals are to make new students feel welcome, to reach out to students who have experienced tragedies or health conditions, and to empower students and teachers to prevent bullying.
Since B.I.O.N.I.C. started, more than 700 schools around the world have reached out to start teams at their own schools and campuses.
The "I Care Day" was created to see how much of an impact schools, businesses, organizations, and people could have in their communities on just one day.
B.I.O.N.I.C. says a random act of kindness can be as simple as saying hello to someone or giving people cards saying that they are appreciated.
Other ideas include paying for someone's coffee, thanking someone for something you generally take for granted or sitting with someone who is alone during lunch.