In case you missed it, here are some causes we’ve featured on Reminderband social media the past few weeks. These causes use Reminderband wristbands in unique ways to further their worthwhile organizations and individual efforts. We loved these inspirational stories of people working to improve their communities and the world around them. Check them out to get ideas for your own fundraising efforts and to contribute to worthwhile causes!
New Hope Academy
New Hope Academy is a school that promotes individual learning differences by offering small class sizes and hands-on learning for “success personalized.”
“Students who learn differently face obstacles others never have to face… Our typical student has an uncommon educational need, and our staff has the knowledge and tools necessary to help students overcome their learning obstacles. Each day, we provide a unique education experience to incomparable students with brilliant and creative minds.”
New Hope Academy gives Reminderband marbleized, debossed wristbands in their school colors to people who donate to their foundation, or in goodie bags for their fundraising events. For more information on this unique school, visit http://www.newhope4kids.com/
Power of One
Dr. Stephen Sroka is a motivational speaker who presents to schools, communities and professional conferences around the world, often after a crisis. He integrates research with reality-based strategies for dealing with the issues that face youth today including sex, drugs, violence, bullying, suicide and academic achievement as well as mental health and school safety.
“The idea is that everyone has the Power of One to help make a difference to help keep our children and youth safe and healthy so they can learn more and live better,” says Sroka.
Sroka himself came from a broken family and grew up on welfare. He is ADHD and dyslexic, and in high school was involved in a fight and both hips were crushed. He found the power of education and was a teacher for 30 years.
His message: 1. Learn all you can, knowledge is power. 2. Help other people, it is the best way to help yourself. 3. Tell the people you love, you love them today. There are no guarantees for tomorrow.
Sroka distributes Reminderbands with “Power of One” wherever he speaks.
At birth, Matthew was diagnosed with kidney failure and is currently on dialysis after months in the NICU. His family is selling Reminderband wristbands to raise money for an eventual kidney transplant.
They will also participate in the The Ronald McDonald House Walk For Kids and the National Kidney Foundation 5K to raise further awareness for children with kidney disease. You can follow his story over athttps://www.facebook.com/MatthewsMiracles
Suicide Awareness & Prevention
In December, Elizabeth lost her older brother to suicide. She had bands made to honor his memory and show support for suicide awareness.
Thank you Elizabeth for spreading awareness and bringing to light an issue that is rarely talked about. For more resources and information on suicide prevention, visit https://www.afsp.org/