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A roundup of news articles featuring innovative wristband uses from around the world!

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  • This week begins Red Ribbon Week in the United States, a week-long alcohol, tobacco and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign. Once school district is handing out more than 70,000 wristbands to promote a healthy lifestyle among its students and serve as a reminder to stay drug and alcohol-free. For more information about Red Ribbon Week, visit redribbon.org/.
  • A consultant at the Royal Derby Hospital in the UK won a prestigious health care award for the hospital’s use of wristbands to indicate how much oxygen patients need. The color-coded system ensures patients are not administered too much oxygen, which can be dangerous for some conditions, and are an easy way for professionals to determine the correct amount.
  • A mother made a wristband for her son to wear while swimming to inform staff and other swimmers that he was hearing-impaired. The wristband helps ensure safety and independence. It has worked so well that she is now producing more to sell to others. Wristbands work as waterproof, hypoallergenic medical alert bracelets to bring awareness for many conditions and in many environments.
  • One high school is using wristbands to promote its second annual No Swear November. Students at Hazel Park High School in Hazel Park, Michigan will have the opportunity to take the pledge to use positive communication and think about the effect their words have on others, and contributions to “swear jars” will raise money for good causes.
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Happy anniversary! We’re celebrating our ten-year anniversary this year! Reminderband first started creating and selling custom silicone wristbands in 2004. It’s been a wild and wonderful journey, and we’d like to thank you for making it with us.

To celebrate, we’re offering a special two-day sale. Enter promo code 10YR14 at checkout anytime today or tomorrow (October 14-15) for ten percent off your entire order (shipping excluded). Design your own wristband or check out our predesigned Military, School, Religious, Medical Alert, Cancer, or Awareness Bracelets.

Thanks for ten fantastic years!

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In addition to our Military Wristbands page, Reminderband is proud to offer another predesigned selection of “Support Our Troops” and “Support Our Veterans” wristbands.

These wristbands can be ordered from our site or used as a jumping-off point for further design and customization.

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Today’s featured cause is The Pinky Promise Project! Two teenage girls are making a difference by promoting respect for women in a fun way.

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Here’s how it works: they visit public places with a bag full of flowers and hand them to young men and ask them to pinky-promise to respect, appreciate, and value all the women in their lives. They then give them a colored flower that they are to give to any girl they see (and a Reminderband wristband to help them remember their promise!). Each flower’s color represents a type of respect that will be explained to the boy when he receives it. Attached is a note with a powerful quote and information about the project as well as clues about what the color represents.

“The idea behind it is that with the pinky promise, boys become more aware of what it means to respect women and the girl receiving the flower is reminded that she deserves the utmost respect and should never get anything less.”

We love this mission and its creative, positive use of Reminderband wristbands. You can follow the Pinky Promise Project on Instagram here or on Facebook.


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Need a wristband and looking for some inspiration? Our new showcase of designed Reminderband wristbands gives ideas for a variety of bracelet types, colors, fonts, and slogans. These are meant to be jumping off points for creating wristbands suited to your personal cause, and hopefully give you an idea of what is possible with Reminderband.

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Military Bracelets for red, white, and blue bands, camo wristbands, custom name bands, and wristbands for each of the military divisions. More military and camo bracelet ideas, as well as “Military Family” and “Support Our Troops” designs can be found in Support Our Troops Wristbands.

Ribbon bracelets, heart bracelets, “Hope” and “Survivor” wristbands advocating support for several types of cancers can be found in Cancer Bracelets. Cancer bracelets are great tools for advocacy, education, building awareness, showing support, and fundraising. If the type of cancer you’re looking for isn’t found there, you can create your own wrist band with our custom band builder.

Wristbands for many faiths are showcased on our Religious Bracelets page.Whether you are looking for a WWJD bracelet, a scripture wristband, one with a simple religious symbol or bands to distribute to a congregation or religious group, there are ideas, samples, and pre-designed wristbands.

Our showcase of School Bracelets gives ideas for graduation wristbands, motivational wristbands, event wristbands, sports/clubs/groups wristbands, school spirit wristbands, and achievement wristbands. Don’t see your mascot there? Have a look at our clip art or talk to customer service about custom artwork.

Medical Alert Bracelets are ideal for those who want an inexpensive, long-lasting, hypo-allergenic medical alert bracelet. Medical alert wristbands can convey medical information to medical professionals in an emergency. From allergies to Alzheimer’s, conditions, medications, and other life-saving information can be conveyed on these bands.

In Awareness Bracelets, wristbands in support of many causes are featured, from autism to suicide prevention. Awareness bracelets are one of our most frequent wristband uses and are a great way to send a message.

Watch for more showcased wristbands to come. And if you’d like to see more custom wristband ideas for a different category, let us know in the comments or drop us a line on Facebook or Twitter.

 

 

 

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Summer is fading fast. School is here for some and just around the corner for many! Today we’re featuring our top ten school wristband uses:

10. Events

Silicone wristbands can make a great souvenir for memorable school events like homecoming, dances, or other student body activities. More durable than Tyvek, they can also be used as a way to keep track of ticketing and entry.

9. Thank-you

Custom wristbands can be a great way to say thank you to teachers, volunteers, PTA members, and administration. Here’s one example of how parents banded together and used wristbands to thank teachers.

8. Support

Silicone bracelets are often used as memorial bands or to demonstrate support for class members or staff going through tough times. Here’s an example of silicone bands supporting a high school coach through cancer, or wristbands being used to raise funds for a sister school after a hurricane.

7. Graduation

Custom wristbands make a great way to commemorate graduation — even sixth-grade graduation. Bands that read “Class of ____” are some of our most popular school wristband choices. For more graduation ideas, try this article on high school graduation traditions.

6. Clubs

Mark club membership and support by using wristbands for clubs: chess, art, drama, debate, etc. Different benefits and ways to use silicone bracelets for identification, pride, raising awareness, and fundraising can be found here.

5. Achievement Programs

Some teachers and administration like to use wristbands as part of reading, studying, or achievement programs. They can be used as either a reward for success in the program or be used to launch and garner attention towards and serve as a reminder for the program.

4. Sports

Track, football, soccer, cheer, basketball… custom sports wristbands are great for building team spirit (and fundraising) for school sporting events and teams. Here are ways to use wristbands for fundraising, building awareness, tournaments, and more.

3. Excellence

Schools often use wrist bands to promote and reward excellence in behavior and good deeds. One school used wristbands to promote kindness.

2. Awareness

Whether the cause is staying drug-free, stopping bullying, a suicide prevention message, health commitment, or Walk-to-School Day, wrist bands are a tangible, wearable reminder of the cause or promise and a great way to spread awareness among students and staff. Give them out at an assembly or classroom event to build awareness and even save lives.

1. SCHOOL SPIRIT

School mascot/school spirit wristbands are the number one most popular back-to-school wristband from Reminderband. They are used to fundraise, given out at assemblies or activities, worn around the school, and build school pride. They can also be used to commemorate anniversaries

For more school bracelet or wristband ideas and examples see http://www.reminderband.com/designed/school-bracelets.

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Should wristbands with a message be banned from the sporting arena?

A member of the national English cricket team was banned from wearing rubber wristbands in support of Palestine during international cricket matches by the referee.

“Moeen Ali has been banned from wearing ‘Save Gaza’ and ‘Free Palestine’ wristbands in the remainder of the third Test against India in Southampton by David Boon, the former Australia batsman who is the International Cricket Council’s match referee,” reports the Guardian.

The International Cricket Council released the following statement:

“The ICC equipment and clothing regulations do not permit the display of messages that relate to political, religious or racial activities or causes during an international match. Moeen Ali was told by the match referee that while he is free to express his views on such causes away from the cricket field, he is not permitted to wear the wristbands on the field of play and warned not to wear the bands again during an international match.”

Do you think the ban was fair? Did the referee make the right call? Are there places where it is inappropriate to wear political wristbands or silicone bracelets supporting a cause?

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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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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.”
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Once a year, Bob Rettger rides 220 miles over the course of three days in memory of his best friend, Rob.

“He volunteered two days a week at the food bank, and so I do this ride to keep his efforts and his memory alive at the food bank where he did so much for so many people,” says Rettger.

After Rob died of a rare form of cancer three years ago, Rettger began asking for donations before riding his bike from the Chicago area to Central Wisconsin. The donations go to the Northern Illinois Food Bank, where Rob volunteered.

In two years of riding, Rettger says he’s raised enough for 40,000 community meals.

25876135_food_bank_bike_picture He also has Reminderband wristbands made that say “The Rob Ride NFIB” and “Cool Change,” the motto of the ride. He doesn’t sell the bands, however. Instead he gives them out to people he meets along his ride.

“It’s three days of serenity that I get to spend with my friend,” says Rettger. “I’ve always met amazing people along the way who want to hear the story. Everybody I encounter I give them a wristband.”

Rettger says he sees the purpose of the wristbands as to share his friend’s legacy.

“They are small tokens that keep spreading Rob’s memory.”

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For information on how to volunteer or donate to the Northern Illinois Food Bank, visit solvehungertoday.org. If you’d like to share how you use Reminderbands, let us know about your cause here.
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