A New Twist on Fundraising

Posted by dee_el07 on 1:21 PM

Silicone wristbands first appeared last 2000, as an alternative on the charity-ribbon theme, with different colors signifying support of a specific cause. As their popularity grew, so did the new and innovative ways people use as such. Today, you're as likely to see one on the wrist of a government official as you are on a teenager. From the wildly popular WWJD bracelet to the instantly recognizable Livestrong band, silicone wristbands have found their way into the popular culture.

Wristbands Perform Double-Duty

Perhaps the most famous wristband used for fundraising is the yellow Livestrong band. Cyclist Lance Armstrong, who beat testicular cancer and went on to win the Tour de France a record seven times, founded the Lance Armstrong Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of cancer survivors & promoting awareness. Since 2004, the foundation has sold more than 70 million silicone bracelets bearing the word Livestrong, with profits helping to support patients and their families.

School sports programs, which are frequently in need of money for uniforms and equipment, are also one of the beneficiaries of wristband sales as well. Selling wristbands can substitute ideas like paper drive or bake sale. Students and their families will love to show off their team spirit around town and at the games. You can also offer a discount on ticket prices based on how many bands a student is wearing, and you bet your stock will be an instant sold out.

Church youth groups headed off to a big summer gathering for a week of prayer and communion will appreciate the ability of silicone wristbands to serve as dual functions. Before the outing, each child who plans to attend can sell wristbands to raise the cost of his or her trip. Then once at camp, these bands can track or spot your group easily by the color on their wrists.

Superior Fundraising Tool

Silicone wristbands offer a lot of advantages over other fundraising methods. Silicone is hypoallergenic, so it’s safe even on the most sensitive skin. They are fun and fashionable for both young and old. Their simple design means one size truly fits all. Best of all, they are inexpensive to the point that more income goes where they're needed the most.

When choosing a wristband supplier, be sure to look for those who offer high quality bracelets made of 100% silicone, wide range of color choices, and easy customization. Avoid wristbands that are thin or appear to have a seam, as they will be more easily broken and the quality is much compromised.

Silicone wristbands can be colorful, funky, fashionable, or simply meaningful. They can help raise money for a cause, identify participants at a sporting event or track who’s not yet on the tour bus at a field trip, or show your team spirit during games. Limitless color combinations and other customization options make them flexible enough to get your message across everyone. Best of all, their affordable cost makes them a brilliant choice for virtually any field. Whether you're celebrating or remembering, these popular fashion accessories are a perfect match to go with.

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