Bracelet service projects are some of the best drives a school club can organize. Students can organize these projects because they are often not too complicated and not too expensive to operate. However, some bracelet service projects are better than others.
You’ll find hundreds of bracelet service projects out there today. Yet, only a few truly stand out. And these are The Yuda Bands Project, the Pulsera Project, and Livestrong.
Before you choose any one of them, you first need to know their mission and vision. Who do they want to help?
One Focuses on Cancer Support, Others on Quality Education
Livestrong wristbands are often considered the progenitors of bracelet service projects. Livestrong centers on providing cancer support. The money raised by selling Livestrong wristbands goes to funding cancer treatment, research and educating the youth regarding cancer and proper healthcare.
The Pulsera Project and Yuda Bands, on the other hand, center specifically on providing quality education to children who cannot afford it. Yuda Bands raises funds for children in Guatemala and Zimbabwe. Meanwhile, the Pulsera Project focuses on children in Nicaragua and Guatemala.
Yuda Bands and the Pulsera Bracelet Service Projects are Free
Both Yuda Bands and the Pulsera Project do have a leg up against Livestrong in one regard. Both of them are completely cost-free to operate. This is what makes them the ideal projects for middle school and high school clubs to organize.
These two projects provide all of the marketing materials. Students receive bracelets to their school, free of shipping. If there are unsold bracelets, students can send them back.
Both Yuda Bands and Pulsera Project do not obligate students to sell all of the bracelets given for the fund-raising period. Most of the time, the Yuda Bands Project and Pulsera will allow students to run their fund-raising service project for only two weeks.
Yuda Bands Uses Recycled Materials
While many similar bracelets are made in factories in China, Yuda Bands makes their bracelets in Guatemala and Zimbabwe. The materials are primarily reused coconut shells. Thus, guaranteeing they are eco-friendly products. These materials are also safe for people to wear since they were not made with harmful chemicals.
Aside from that, Yuda Bands provides work for the craftsmen and women who make these bracelets. The world will also get to enjoy products made by folks from Guatemala and Zimbabwe…while also helping their youth get an education.
Livestrong wristbands, while very good in terms of quality, are silicone gel bracelets. This means they are made in factories and use different chemicals to remain strong and elastic. A report from CNN even revealed that these chemicals could be harmful.
Different Target Consumers
Livestrong wristbands are quite popular with adults. They are particularly popular with medical experts like nurses and doctors. Cancer survivors and their family members are also common fans of Livestrong wristbands.
Yuda Bands and the Pulsera Project target everybody. Anyone and everyone can enjoy wearing these bracelets. This is why they are popular projects in middle schools and high schools. The wider scope of potential buyers makes these two projects easier to operate.