Today’s feature focuses on a writer whose books are part of a mission to stop bullying.
11-year-old Brenden Santos has published not one, but three books to date.
Says Santos, “I have a few missions in life and I have a campaign against bullying.” Santos began working on his three books at age ten and has since created a website, www.againstthebullying.com.
To help spread his message, Santos has distributed wristbands among the community, sharing the essence of his campaign “only one me”. He has been making some waves with his progress, and recently met and had dinner with the Lt. Governer of North Carolina.
Santos has big plans for the future of his anti-bullying campaign:
“I am trying to get bully awareness to be one day in August and one day in September because when school starts is when bullying is at its peak.
I want everyone to wear my wrist bands and look at them and remember there’s only one me and that means you.”
You can learn more about Brenden’s mission against bullying and his books at his website.
Santos plans to continue his efforts with his writing and sharing his mantra: “I hope that one day I can have enough money so that I can buy millions of wristbands as I would like to give them away free to everyone in the world so that not only children but also adults who get bullied can remember we all matter.”
We wish Brenden and his cause the very best of luck!
For ideas and options to start your own campaign or fundraiser, check out reminderband.com.
You’ve come to Reminderband to design something for your event but with so many awesome options, you’re at a crossroads. Don’t worry! We’re way ahead of it and we’ve already thought up some helpful resources so you can pin down your colors and sizes for your wristbands–whatever the occasion.
First up, let’s talk colors. If you are designing something for a cause, event, fundraiser, or awareness, and you’re just not quite sure what colors to go with, we’ve got a great reference point for you. Some causes and awareness movements have a commonly associated color, but some situations are less obvious. Our Color Guide gives a basic run-through of our traditional stock colors and the general moods and meaning of each color, to help you decide how to best convey your message.
So, you’ve nailed the color and look of your wristbands; stellar work! Now, what sizes to choose? That’ll depend on who will be wearing them. Our recommendation is that most folks up to about 190 lbs can fit comfortably in a Medium-sized wristband. Adult males or folks who want a bit more room on the wrist would probably be better served with a Large. Elementary school age kids can usually fit in a Small with no issues.
And YES, you CAN mix your sizes within your order at no extra cost!
If you want to get a better feel for exactly how big each size really is, you can use our sizing guide. This will allow you to cut out a strip and fit it around the wrist to determine the best sizes to order. You can view and download it here.
As always, let us know if you have questions. We’re here to help you succeed in making your design work. Happy band building!
Reminderband is proud to sponsor the GimmeMo foundation. Read on the hear our guest blogger Meaghan O’Connor relive how she got involved with GimmeMo.
I remember the first time I saw Monique Coleman while I was in New York City this past summer. A midwest girl with big city stars in my eyes, I just so happened to think that meeting a Disney Channel High School Musical star would be the highlight of my summer. We got a group picture that night, and all I remember thinking was please let her stand next to me so that I can show my mom and sisters. I had no idea that later that summer we’d meet to talk about partnering up for the journey she says she’s always been destined for.
“This is something that’s never been done before… it’s about giving youth their voice back,” she said at our first meeting.
I saw the passion and fire in her eyes that night, and have accepted a position on her team because I too believe in the mission—creating a real and open environment for youth to engage in conversation that they can barely find a time or place for otherwise.
This fall, Monique is asking teens across the country what they want Mo’ of. We’ll be taking feedback from our listeners, interacting with our guests and followers, and talking about subjects that will encourage teens to express themselves and learn without fear or embarrassment.
With the added help of Reminderband, we’ll soon be spreading our message by taking it to the streets. We’ll be handing out wristbands that ask the question: What do you want Mo’ of? We’ll also be talking to and interacting with teens on a quest to become the ultimate listener and representative of our young audience.
So what do YOU want Mo’ of?
Because whatever it is, GimmeMo has it for you.
I believe in the future of GimmeMo. I believe that youth deserve a judgement-free circle to talk about things that are both real and relevant in their own lives. I believe that Monique will reach people and make lasting impressions. After all, Monique got a twenty-year-old college girl focused on a professional career to turn her head at a party, who’s to say that she won’t grab the voices of teens all across the world?