“Our daughter, Patty, in the center of the picture, was nine when she was bullied nearly to death, leaving us a suicide note. Thankfully, we found it, pulled her from the school, got her into counseling, and started our #PattyStrong campaign.”
Teresa, Patty’s mom, has since used the anti-bullying wristbands to get the message out about bullying in our schools and the damage it can cause. Some 13 million kids are bullied in US schools each year. This is one mother’s efforts to shed light on an ongoing threat to kids and how it affects them and their families. Using various hashtags, Teresa has been able to make quite a push in spreading the word to stop bullying. Through supportive messages of solidarity and positive reminders, her campaign has made a difference.
“We probably ordered from you eight times,” said Teresa, who also says she has been able to distribute bracelets to hundreds of kids in her area’s schools.
To learn more about Patty’s story and others, head over to thebullyproject.com to see how you can help the cause. If you’d like to use awareness wristbands for your own campaign against bullying, check out our options for custom bracelets and ideas to get started.
We want to thank all our followers for the success of our new “Fifty Causes” Campaign! So far we have featured GEMS (Girls Educational and Mentoring Services) and Soles4Souls who seeks to provide shoes for every person in the world! Both causes were amazing and we are so excited for what is to come!
This coming Monday we will feature The Sheepfold. The Sheepfold is a refuge for domestically abused mothers and their children; not only are they a safe haven but they help these families become independent separate from their abusers. The Sheepfold “Fifty Causes” campaign will launch October 8th on causes.reminderband.com; don’t miss your chance to donate! Below is a video about domestic abuse brought to you by The Sheepfold.
On October 15th we will switch directions and feature The Adventure Project. An organization on a mission to create 10 million jobs in the next ten years. Founded in 2010 by Becky Straw & Jody Landers, who met while traveling through Liberia, West Africa. They have joined forces to raise awareness and funds to support the world’s most-effective social ventures. Find their campaign starting October 15th on causes.reminderband.com. Below is a video describing how they plan give a stove to families in need this holiday season and through our campaign you can help!
We are also ecstatic to announce that on October 22nd we will be featuring the GimmeMo’ Foundation. Founded in 2009 by Disney Channel star Monique Coleman. Coleman was a Highschool Musical star but she knew there was more to come in her life. Below is the story of her mission to create something more.
We have created our Fifty Causes campaign to provide an easier way to give. See you soon!