Saturday, December 18, 2010

Global Wristband Project Reaches $20,000 Goal For HIV/AIDS Projects in South Africa

In collaboration with Off the Mat, into the World's Global Seva Challenge, a team of individuals and I will be headed to South Africa on a humanitarian tour in February 2011. We will volunteer with the organizations that we have helped raise money for this past year, learn more about the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and hear personal stories of those whose lives have been affected by it.
Below are the organizations Off the Mat has partnered with this year. Please click on the sites and be educated about the sustainable projects we have helped raise money for together!
Thank you for your yearlong support.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Making Global Project Wristbands Look Good For You

We will share how you like to wear your bands and raise awareness while doing it!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Peabody's Supports!

Thank you all for supporting Global Wristband Project and the mission to link up with Off The Mat, Into the World and the Global Seva Challenge. We raised just over $2,000 yesterday in wristbands sales and donations. All proceeds go to Off The Mat's supported HIV/AIDS prevention projects in South Africa.

I will be going to South Africa in February and look forward to blogging about our daily experiences and the interaction with the communities we have helped raise money for this year.

Thank you to all who have supported the project this year.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Holiday GIVING Special for You and for All!

Original $14 Thick handwoven bands will be at $12 for the month of December. Go on and give the gift that keeps on giving!

H O Li DAY Gifts for you and for all!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Art Loft Supports Global Wristband Project and Awareness of World AIDS Day

Christina Sabatini’03
Christina is back in Michigan and working on her year-long service project: raising $20,000 for HIV/AIDS prevention projects in South Africa. In her willingness to reach out to the Sacred Heart community, she has collaborated with the high school PEACE Group, which has also made a commitment this year to focus efforts in Africa; they are working together to raise awareness in and around the community. Inspired by a non-profit called Off The Mat, Into the World, Christina has created the Global Wristband Project and sells handwoven and recycled material bracelets that help raise funds for health and educational programs currently at work in South Africa. Each bracelet worn will help raises awareness to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in South Africa. The bracelets are colorful and carry a meaningful message across the logo. On Saturday, November 27, Christina will be will supported by a local business in the area, ART LOFT of Birmingham. ART LOFT showcases unique and innovative art work from places like South Africa, Europe and the Far East. Christina will be talking about her Global Wristband Project, selling wristbands, and raising awareness to World AIDS Day, December 1. Visit ART LOFT on November 27 and find the perfect gifts for the holidays, perhaps a bracelet or three! Please contact Christina with any questions or fundraising ideas at Visit her website Wear a wristband, Raise Awareness!

Thank you Rachel and Art Loft Gallery Team!

Today we raised $300 for HIV/AIDS prevention projects in South Africa. Raise Awareness for World AIDS Day, December 1st.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Academy of the Sacred Heart Supports WORLD AIDS DAY december 1st

Academy of the Sacred Heart is a learning community of exceptional differences with connections to a global network of Sacred Heart schools around the globe. I graduated from Academy of the Sacred Heart in Bloomfield Hills, MI in 2003.

The high school and a group called the PEACE group is currently collaborated with the Global Wristband Project and has the motivations to raise awareness of World AIDS Day on December 1st.

PEACE group leaders have put together an event on Wednesday, December 1st to help educate and create awareness to Global Wristband Project efforts and World AIDS Day.

What an exciting event this will be!

What can you do in your community to raise awareness on December 1st?

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Global Wristband Project Supports HAITI disaster relief efforts in 2011

Hi All!

Off the Mat, Into the World has fundraised over $300,000 this year for HIV/AIDS projects in South Africa. Global Wristband Project has peeked its $15,000 contribution to these efforts!

Global Wristband Project will continue to fundraise for South Africa Projects until
December 15th 2010.

Directly after this date, Global Wristbands will fund for disaster relief projects in HAITI

Global Wristband Project is able to connect and aid to such projects through

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Global Wristband Project YouTube Video

Watch the Video and Spread the Word!

Global Wristband Project Supporter, Brian Castellani

Yoganomics editor, Brian Castellani, is the amazing creator of the Global Wristband Project YOUTUBE video. He has contributed his talent, time, encouragement, and awareness to the project for the sole purpose of spreading the good word. His willingness to expose the project was evident from the first time we met back in July at the Wanderlust Festival. Brian's support to the Global Wristband Project has allowed many of us to tap in and really see what the project is all about. His visual and editorial creativity illuminates the importance of sharing our talents and all that we have to give so that we can serve others in the best way we know how. Thank you again Brian for your outreach and sharing your talents with the Global Wristband Project. Your continuous support is loud and clear my friend!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Create Awareness for World AIDS Day december 1st

Help the Global Wristband Project Raise Awareness to WORLD AIDS DAY december 1st. You can promote this wherever you go. 33 million people are affected by HIV/AIDS, becoming a part of awareness is becoming a part of change to change something.

Be a part of change with the Global Wristband Project.

Wear a Wristband, RAISE AWARENESS!

contact for more info

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Stuff the Stockings with Goodness

Stuff the stockings with Global Wristbands and share the gift of giving with everyone. Your purchase is helping to build a school library, community bakery, educational classroom facility, and much more. Our current projects in South Africa will help sustain the lives of many South Africans who have been affected by the HIV and/or AIDS virus.

Read More under 'Project Detail'.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Lululemon and the Global Wristband Project

Lululemon helps in a BIG way.

This is a great way to get my local community of yogis, activists, and supporters to learn more about the global wristband project. We are doing amazing work at this moment in South Africa. More project details coming soon!

LIVING IN MICHIGAN? Stop by Lululemon in Troy this Saturday to learn more about the global wristbands. See you there!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


New bands of all colors sizes and aromas will be posted this time NEXT WEEK! or sooner.

Please stay tuned. Your band is waiting for you....

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


This is a beautiful Picture! Thanks for sharing Tiff!

Wear Your Band Any Way You Choose

Gigi, you look good, girl.

The Wristbands are Out and About

Heather brings her wristbands out to the blueberry farms nestled alongside the beautiful mountains found just outside Seattle. B E A U T I F U L

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Spreading the Word Overseas

Thanks to OM Yoga Magazine, the efforts of the global wristband project and Off The Mat's inspirational Seva Challenge is gaining awareness in the United Kingdom. Thank you to all of the supporters in the U.K. who have contacted us to help spread the word and wear a wristband or three! You can purchase OM Yoga Magazine at your nearest bookstores, Barnes & Noble and Borders Books carry the magazine all across the U.S. Check out the article on page 9!

Friday, September 17, 2010

South African Whole Grain Bread Project

One of our projects in South Africa is to help fund for the South African Whole Grain Bread Project. This is an organization that is dedicated to improving the physical health and social well-being of the poor, unemployed and HIV/AIDS infected citizens of South Africa by establishing community-run "containerized" micro bakeries which produce fresh, high quality, whole grain breads. Watch the video to learn more.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Wristbands + Bhakti Fest: Joshua Tree, CA

What a wonderful place this was. This was an opportunity to support OTM and share my personal experience and stories with others.

I was given a great boost of energy. From kirtan performances, yoga classes, delicious raw and cooked foods, the stars at night, and creating connections with new friends, I found this to be a very special experience. I am grateful for being a part of it. Thank you OTM and see you next year Bhakti Fest!

Suzanne Sterling, a co-founder of OTM

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Looks like Michael Franti Has been Wearing the wristband all summer!

Way to go Michael. What a great supporter! A friend of mine shot the photo and noticed his wrist is still supporting the Global Wristband Project. Way to Go!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Attention International Supporters!

Hi All,

In addition to putting more wristbands on the website, I am also setting up a link where you are able to purchase wristbands easily if you are living outside of the U.S.A.

Thank you for your support!

This will be in effect shortly

Sunday, August 29, 2010

New Wristbands!

HI all,

Wristbands will re-stock this week! Stay tuned and thank you for supporting the Global Wristband Project!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Photos Sent In. Keep Them Coming!

Carrie On Her Honeymoon At Grand Mayan in Mexico!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

I Would Like To Post You and Your Wristband!

Hi Supporters!

Some great friends of the global wristband project have voluntarily sent photos of their happily purchased wristbands. If you'd like, follow the gang! Show us your wristband and how you support! Be creative.

Send your photos to and watch your photo post to the blog!
S E E you soon.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Off The Mat, Into the World Leadership Training

Off The Mat, Into The World Intensive Workshop, Big Sur, California. I most appreciate the skills and tools I have gained in order to regain a new energy in my own community. As I direct my focus on the progress of the global wristband project and the service behind it, I am able to use so much of what I learned from the people, teachers, and community I became a part of during the 5 day workshop.

Be a part of it, read more about upcoming Off The Mat workshops at

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Wanderlust Festival Yoga + Music is Very Effective

Ladies and gentlemen, kids and cats, brothers and sisters, an experience at the Wanderlust Festival in Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe, is a bucket list must. Nature, Yoga, Music, Friends, and booths full of everything awesome all in one place. Thank you to everyone who made the festival happen, what a success! will help prepare you for next year's event.

Off The Mat, Into The World had a booth full of great people and great products to raise awareness and raise funds, including the global project wristbands!

Wanderlust goers purchased over $600 in wristbands to help support the Global Seva Challenge: South Africa 2010! These funds go to support our current project in South Africa. Read all about it!

Monday, July 26, 2010

From Henna to Wristbands to Indian Jewels

Thanks to family, friends, and conscious buyers, we were able to raise great awareness at the 51st annual Ann Arbor Street Art Fair in Michigan. As a non-profit booth, the wristband station was set up along liberty street right across from the delicious vegetarian restaurant, Seva! The art fair ran July 21st through the 24th and was a great success. Thank you to everyone who contributed, we sold over 80 wristbands!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Wristbands Up and Running!

Thank supporters for your patience. The Wristbands + Anklets are now available.

Have a W O N D E R F U L day.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

A Good Morning To All Of You!

A FYI note: I will be posting new wristbands up today! Please stay tuned and thank you for your support. You are making a big difference with your contribution.

Relax and enjoy your wristbands!