Your Favorite Non-Profit with Rubber
By Renee O'Donnell
They come in rainbow colors
and they are fund-raising machines! In fact, the rubber bracelet
is changing the way we raise funds for local charities––and
If your organization is
looking for an easy way to raise money for a worthy cause, the
silicone rubber bracelet is a great way to go. You can buy them for as
little as 50 cents each and then sell them for as much as $5 each.
People are willing to pay even more if they know the profits go to
The first step in designing
your custom rubber bracelet involves choosing a color. As you know, the
most famous color for these bracelets is the yellow bracelet,
created by Lance Armstrong.
Next are the pink bracelets,
which have been very successful in raising funds for breast
cancer awareness. There are multi-color rubber bracelets,
camouflage colored ones to support our troops - not to mention
bracelets in blue and white for tsunami relief.
Manufacturers will work with
you to create the right rubber bracelet in the perfect color for
your organization, but you will probably want to carve out your
own niche separate from the Lance Armstrong yellow and pink breast
Once you’ve chosen a color
for your rubber bracelet, you’ll be faced with the very important
task of dreaming up the right quote to put on your custom silicone
bracelets. This all important inspirational quote should be brief
if you are having your custom rubber braclets die cut. Also,
brevity is the soul of powerful communication!
Remember “Think different”,
“Just do it”, “Just say no” or “Got milk”? We can’t forget these
powerful ad campaigns because of the punchy impact of those
phrases. A few examples of quotes found on rubber bracelets,
include Faith Hope Love, Believe and Find the Cure. And of course,
the Lance Armstrong ones say Live Strong.
Most rubber braclet
manufacturers can only take 16 characters for your message. That’s
just 6 characters more than LiveStrong! A few companies can put as
many as 40 characters on the outside of the bracelet. Some companies will let
you put additional words on the reverse side of your custom rubber
bracelets, but it usually costs more.
part 2 of this article with information on how to order your
silicone rubber bracelet,
promote it for fund-raising and get free publicity to make your
effort a success.
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