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In case you missed it (ICYMI), here are the causes we’ve featured over on the Reminderband Facebook page during the holiday season. 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!

Giving Grub

In 5th grade, Georgia student Devon Hirsch noticed that many of his friends were eating free or reduced-fee breakfast and lunch. He did some research and found that 16 million children in America don’t have adequate access to food, and only 14% of eligible kids are in the summer meals programs. He decided to join the fight to get more hungry kids fed.

Now 11, Devon uses Reminderbands to raise money for Share Our Strength‘s “No Kid Hungry” campaign. He sells wristbands for $3 each and gives the proceeds to #NoKidHungry. He calls his effort Giving Grub. Check out their Facebook page or http://www.givinggrub.org/ for more info on child hunger and how you can help!

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Irish Language Learners

Today’s featured cause is Irish Language Learners, a community of learners and speakers of this rare language! “Irish is under-promoted and under-utilized, but for those who are studying, it connects them to a fascinating past and friendship and camaraderie in the present,” says community founder Seán Lenaghan.

Reminderband wristbands are used to offer a friendly Irish greeting and spark curiosity and interest in this once-dying language.

I Have A Name

The I Have a Name Project aims to bring compassion, dignity, and understanding to an often invisible world — that of the homeless. Photographer Jon Linton meets, photographs, and records the stories of the less fortunate. He aims to create a book and exhibit, proceeds of which will benefit shelters that provide services to those in need. They also give “I Have a Name – Practice Compassion” Reminderbands to those who donate to create awareness and serve as a reminder to be compassionate.

Check out their Facebook page or website (http://www.ihaveaname.org/) to view photos and read stories from souls on the streets, and remember to practice compassion daily.

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The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments estimates the number of homeless adults in D.C. at more than 12,000, half of which are part of families. Every weekend, volunteers gather in Allan Millington’s apartment and take to the streets to make a difference.

“Wealth disparity is spreading in the nation,” says Allan. “It’s especially [visible] in the nation’s capital.”

Allan, an army veteran himself, says many of the homeless and hungry are veterans. He and his friends began Universal Kitchen to provide dinner to veterans, the homeless, and low-income people in the Washington, D.C. area. Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evening, volunteers assemble sack dinners at Allan’s apartment and then go out into the community to hand out food and hygiene items.

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(Photos from Universal Kitchen’s Instagram.) 

Volunteers and supporters of Universal Kitchen sport army-green #ProjectHunger #UniversalKitchen wristbands to increase awareness and support in the fight against homelessness and hunger.

For more info visit @universalkitchen on Instagram or see their WalMart wishlist. If you’d like to share how you use Reminderbands, let us know about your cause here.

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