Here’s a roundup of some cool news stories and creative uses involving wristbands:

  • Birchbank Public Elementary School rewarded its students’ good deeds with wristbands in its “Make a Difference” Campaign. 100 students received blue rubber bracelets for acts of kindness observed by staff and fellow students. “If you tell some people about being good… they tell other people to be good too.”
  • The Sussex County Sheriff’s Office introduced a free wristband program to help seniors. Seniors receive a black and gold wristband with the sheriff office phone number and registration number. “Should the senior become incapacitated or unable to communicate emergency personnel can contact the Sheriff to get the relevant information.”
  • Did you notice World Cup-winning Germany’s coach? Joachim Low was wearing wristbands throughout the Brazil matches. They weren’t for awareness or to make a statement, however… they were to protect him from mosquito bites.
  • University of Washington students have designed a wristband called Vive that would make it easier to connect and may also help with safety from sexual assault. They presented the design at Microsoft Research’s Design Expo.
  • Mike Porath wrote a beautiful blog post on being a father to a girl with a rare chromosomal disorder and what the wristband he wears means to him. “I have a sweet little 7-year-old girl with a rare chromosome disorder called Dup15q Syndrome, and it has really challenged me as a dad. When I look at this little blue bracelet, it reminds me to BELIEVE.”