Wear a wristband and raise awareness.
Proceeds support international development projects. 2010 Focus: HIV/AIDS prevention projects, South Africa.
2011 Focus: Disaster relief projects, Haiti.
Inspired by Off The Mat, Into The World Global Seva Challenge.
This year, I have collaborated with a 501(c)3 non-profit organization called, Off The Mat, Into The World. OTM currently offers a challenge called, The Global Seva Challenge Project:South Africa 2010. This leadership and service challenge aims its participants to reach out and connect with members of their community and find ways to come together and help others who are in need of much attention and support. The challenge this year is to help provide a sustainable living for a number of communities affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic in South Africa. We have partnered up with Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), Linawo Children's Home, Earthchild Project, South African Whole Grain Bread Project, and GOLD (Generation Of Leaders Discovered).
In my efforts to raise funds for the South Africa project, I have purchased and customized a number of Saori handwoven wristbands and anklets from a non-profit foundation I am familiar with in Thailand. The foundation was set up to invite this art of weaving called, saori, (a japanese-style weave) and use it as a type of therapy to help heal and explore creativity to those affected by the 2004 tsunami. Proceeds from the items they make, like wristbands and anklets, go to support the people of Phang Nga, a province that was largely affected by the 2004 tsunami. The purchase of every 6 wristbands equals to a days worth of meals for one tsunami relief family living in Phang Nga, Thailand.
This is a wonderful opportunity for the people in my community to give and help support hard to reach causes. Please join the effort and contribute to the cause by purchasing a one-of-a-kind recycled material wristband and/or anklet to support these projects. The original purchase of these bands supports tsunami relief families while each item sold in the U.S. will go to support the South Africa Projects and provide education, medical treatment, and sustainable living in South Africa.
Make a difference in the world both locally AND globally!
The price of one item is $12. ALL proceeds go to these projects