5 Ways To Use Promotional Products to Support Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and promotional products are an important means for any kind of business to show their support for the cause, while raising funds for awareness, prevention and treatment. 1) Fundraising Promotional products are a great way to raise funds for breast cancer research, education, and future awareness efforts. Choosing a promotional item that people will find fun or useful, such as drinkware or a tech item, will make raising funds easier, and as a bonus, your logo will be on the item spreading the word about your organization as well as elevating the cause. 2) Education Use promotional products to educate people on risk factors, signs and symptoms, and early detection. Education is one of the best ways to increase the rate of early detection and connect those in need with resources in their community.  Promotional products such as magnets, calendars, and bags can help share the … Read More

February is American Heart Month: 5 Ways to Spread Awareness

Whether you are a hospital, school or business, promotional products can be a great way to make health and wellness information more engaging and when taken home, can serve as an important reminder to make heart-heathy choices all year. Wear Red on National Wear Red Day Wearing red on National Wear Red Day (which takes place this year on February 3, 2017) is a great way to show your support for the cause and get the word out. Custom imprinted hats and t-shirts make great giveaways at schools, awareness events, health fairs and at the office to promote heart-healthy habits.               Build in Fitness Breaks Encourage stretching, walking and yoga breaks at the office and at school to increase physical activity among students and employees. Give out prizes as incentives, such as a stickers and balloons and send them home with a heart-shaped hot/cold … Read More

Your Guide to Winter Skin Care

Winter offers the festivity of the holidays and the special magic of snow sports, but it also means tough conditions for our bodies–especially our skin. Keep your skin in top shape this winter with these skincare tips and tools! 1. Stay hydrated: One of the best ways to keep your skin from drying out is by increasing your water intake. Even if you don’t feel as thirsty as you do during hot summer weather, you should drink consistently throughout the day to avoid dehydration. A light, BPA-free water bottle makes steady sipping easy (and cute!). Try the skinny insulated or poly-squeeze–either can be tossed in your purse or fit in a car cupholder. 2. Moisturize regularly: Regular application of quality creams and lotions is your best bet for replenishing the moisture that dry winter air poaches from your skin. Layer on cream right after a shower, when pores are open. … Read More

Get Winter Ready

To get the most out of winter, it’s critical to have the right gear. Here are five customizable “winter-ready” products that will ease daily life for you and your team until the spring thaw: Core 365 Prevail Packable Puffer Jacket This comfortable, versatile jacket, available for both men and women, is as convenient as outerwear can get. It comes with a handy storage pouch for easy stowing, whether you’re traveling or just warming up and shedding a layer. The water-resistant finish and thermal poly fill keep you dry and warm, in a variety of colors. You can embroider your company or team logo on it for a distinctive touch.  7” Intensive Ice Scraper A sturdy ice scraper is a necessity! On freezing mornings, no one wants to wait for the engine to warm up and the defroster to kick in. At 7”, this intensive scraper is the right size for … Read More

In the News: The Personal Safety Keychain Alarm

In response to a violent crime against an elderly New York City resident, the NYPD’s Community Affairs Bureau started Senior Safe, a new program aimed at protecting senior citizens. As part of this safety initiative, the NYPD has made plans to distribute bracelets with the personal safety keychain alarm attached, to every senior center in the city. Read more here The Personal Safety Keychain Alarm is extremely loud at 100-110 decibels, and can be heard up to 175-225 feet away. It also has an LED light for additional security. It is fast and simple to use, making it ideal for emergency situations.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Turning Awareness into Action

Wearing pink for October is a good first step, but ultimately the goal of raising awareness is to spur action. Here’s how to encourage your audience to give back and get involved during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Raise Funds Add your logo to a wide range of themed products, such as this keychain, and sell them to customers with a pledge to donate a certain percentage of proceeds to a charity that supports breast cancer research. To make sure your money is going to the right place, first look up the intended organization using Charity Navigator or the Better Business Bureau. Run Together Get your office coworkers together and form a team to participate in a local charity walk or run during the month of October. Not only will training for the race be a great way to build office camaraderie as you all work towards a common goal, but … Read More

What is the Red Ribbon Campaign? The Red Ribbon Campaign®, organized by the National Family Partnership, is one of  the oldest drug prevention programs in the United States. The project promotes awareness, advocacy and expanding available resources to reach more young people and encourage them to remain drug-free. Children, parents, educators and businesses that participate in the program are asked to sign the Red Ribbon Pledge, stating that they are committed to creating a drug-free America. During Red Ribbon Week®, which takes place between October 23-October 31 of each year, the goal is to reach millions of youth, providing educational resources and encouraging them to participate in drug prevention activities taking place across the country. This year’s theme is, “A Healthy Me Is Drug Free.” If you are an educator or business celebrating Red Ribbon Week®, there are a number of fun ways to promote drug and alcohol awareness and … Read More

How to Talk About Fire Safety

Fire Prevention Week is an annual event designed to get people talking about fire safety. This year’s theme focuses on preventing fires in the home and emphasizes the importance of having a plan in place for if one does occur. Here, we detail ways to get the word out and educate others during the week of October 8-14, 2017. In School Teachers can help students get excited about fire safety with a weeklong curriculum dedicated to the subject. Consider creating a trivia game around fire safety, where students can earn these themed stickers for recalling fire prevention facts. To further reinforce your in-class lessons, assign homework where students have to work with their parents to create a home evacuation plan in the case of an emergency. Our Fire Safety and Me book from the All About Me™ collection can also be a great teaching tool, allowing students to insert their … Read More

Making Change: Bringing a Non-Profit’s Logo to Life

When World of Change launched in 2017, its mission was elegantly simple: collect spare change to fund worthy causes. With an estimated $10 billion in loose coins currently sitting idle in households, the concept has the potential to add up to some big change. But during the initial startup phase, founder Matt Hoidal was faced with the challenge of figuring out how to take this simple idea and translate it into a fully fleshed out brand from scratch. Says Hoidal, “World of Change needs to be something people can visualize, touch, hear and feel, so we had to have something tangible to help illustrate how our change collection and investment concept would work.” For the organization and its purpose to be communicated successfully, it was clear that sandwich bags and envelopes wouldn’t cut it when it came to coin collection. Instead, Hoidal created coin kits all his own by repurposing … Read More

(Safe) Fun in the Sun

A bad sunburn has the potential to be more than just a temporary annoyance—it can lead to serious skin damage or cancer. But keeping safe doesn’t mean you have to live like a shut-in this summer. Rather, help employees and customers have fun in the sun while minimizing risk using these tips and our large array of customizable sun-safe promotional products: Slather On Suncreen The skin is the largest organ of the body, and it’s also one of the most vulnerable to the elements. Be kind to your skin by using sunscreen on a daily basis—yes, even on overcast days and in the winter. In fact, 87% of the sun’s rays penetrate through clouds and fog, which is why you shouldn’t limit your sunscreen habit only to days at the beach. So what strength of sunscreen should you be using? SPFs range in strength, but most dermatologists seem to agree … Read More

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