Fundraising is important for supporting social causes, schools, youth sports, charities, etc. These types of organizations are non-profit so they rely on donations for their operating budgets. Using wristbands to promote these types of organizations or special fundraiser events can help in several ways.
The first way is by promoting your cause or organization by printing your organization's logo or slogan on your wristbands. Then you can either hand out the wristbands for free to further promote your campaign or sell the wristbands for a small donation. In both scenarios you'll end up with hundreds or thousands of people promoting your cause by wearing it on their wrist.
The most well-known example of this type of campaign was the Lance Armstrong Foundation's Live Strong yellow wristbands. They were silicone wristbands with just the words Live Strong embossed on them. It seemed like everyone was wearing them in support.
A less expensive alternative to silicone wristbands are plastic wristbands or Tyvek wristbands. They can be custom printed with your cause logo or campaign slogan too. Our SureImage wristbands allow you to print your logo and artwork in full colour along the entire length of the wristbands. They offer the most promotional bang for your buck and can be kept by your guests as souvenirs.
Another way wristbands support your fundraising efforts is by providing access control and promotion for your fundraising events. You could line up speakers or celebrities to draw in crowds of people to attend your event. It's a good idea to use wristbands to control access at your event or identify different groups of people. You could use different colours to signify and honor VIP donors or volunteers who may have special access.
Gaining sponsorship for your fundraising events is also aided by custom printed wristbands. By negotiating sponsorship, you can even cover the entire cost of your wristband program! It's like selling advertising space on your wristbands. You can approach sponsors by providing them with the demographics of your audience and telling them how their logo will be worn on the hands of each person at your event. The wristbands can cost less than signage and they literally 'touch' each person.
If you're hosting a raffle at your fundraising event, we have serial numbered wristbands with pull-off tabs that are easy to use and fun for the participants. You simply apply the wristband to each person who buys an entry to your raffle and remove the detachable stub (like a ticket stub). The stub is entered into the raffle. When the winning numbers are announced, each person checks their wristband. No more lost tickets! The winner is wearing their ticket. See our Securmatch® and Securband Plus® wristbands.