Unity Day - Wednesday, October 22, 2014
on Unity Day: CustomInk Launches Its Fourth Annual “Be Good To Each Other” T-shirt campaign in support of PACER
Make it ORANGE and make it end! Unite against bullying!
Sponsored by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center since 2011
What are your true colors when it comes to bullying? If you care about safe and supportive schools and communities make your color ORANGE on Unity Day. That’s the day everyone can come together—in schools, communities, and online—and send one large ORANGE message of support, hope, and unity.
- Wear ORANGE. It can be an orange T-shirt, tie, hat, wristband, socks, or even shoelaces. Show your support beyond the school—wear ORANGE in the workplace, home and community.
- Think outside the ORANGE box! In 2013, the iconic Green Giant statue in Blue Earth, MN wore an ORANGE toga and lit up the night sky with an ORANGE glow. Other ways to go orange include tying orange ribbons to a fence or around a tree, “orange out” at a sporting event, or sell orange treats at lunch.
Unite In ORANGE
- Sign an ORANGE banner. “Unite Against Bullying” banners are a great way for students at your school to make a powerful visual statement of support on Unity Day. Hang the banner in a prominent place where kids can sign it and show that they care.
- Hand out ORANGE “unity ribbons.” To create your own ribbons, use 8 ½ x 11-inch orange construction paper. Cut into strips 2 inches wide by 11 inches long. Write UNITE on each strip
- Create a visual UNITY statement! In Project Connect, students can write a message on an ORANGE strip of paper. The paper links are then connected to create one long chain which visually represents uniting for a common cause.
- Hold a classroom UNITY discussion. Define the word "Unity". One idea is to reflect on the statement, “when we stand together, no one stands alone.” For more ideas, download the 4-page booklet, “UNITY DAY: A guide to celebrating Unity Day with young students” and supplemental worksheet. Printed copies of the guide are available, request through the email bullying411@PACER.org. Please provide your name and mailing address.
Display the ORANGE
- “Unite Against Bullying” banners are a great way for students at your school to make a powerful visual statement of support on Unity Day. Hang the banner in a prominent place where kids can sign it and show that they care. To order this Unity Day banner for your school or organization, contact Tim Salwei of Big Print, Inc. at firstname.lastname@example.org. $44 plus shipping, 2 X 4-foot | $72 plus shipping, 3 X 6-foot
- Order a 24 x36 UNITY poster to display in your school, home, or community.
Share the ORANGE
- Make ORANGE go viral. Let your friends know why you’re “going orange” by posting about Unity Day on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with #UnityDay2014.
- “Attend” and “Share” the UNITY DAY Facebook Event with family and friends.
- Print the UNITY Day Flyer to display or to send home with students.
DOWNLOAD and post this image as your Facebook Banner!
Send Your ORANGE
- Post your UNITY Pictures to:
- UNITY DAY Facebook Event
- Share your talents! Are you a writer? Tell a story that illustrates UNITY. Do you like to draw? Create a picture showing UNITY. Are you into photography? Take a picture that is symbolic of UNITY. Send to Bullying411@PACER.org.
Wear Your ORANGE
- CustomInk is launching its 4th annual Be Good to Each Other bullying prevention campaign, which encourages students, groups and others to take a stand for kindness and tolerance by designing and wearing custom bullying prevention t-shirts.
- PACER’s exclusive 2014 UNITY DAY shirts are available for $12.00 at CustomInk.
- CustomInk will donate 100% of profits (at least $9.00 per shirt) to PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center.
- UNITY DAY shirt orders placed by October 9th are guaranteed to arrive in time for UNITY DAY.
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