As the cliché goes, “every bit counts,” we’ve all heard it before. Whether it was used to get you to volunteer your time, donate money, or vote, we’ve all come across the plea for help. Maybe more often than not we’ve dismissed the thought for hearing it over and over again, not taking into account the cause that is being asked before us.
However, sometimes the biggest difference is made by the smallest gesture.
Since it’s launch in 2012, the team at Banded Headbands knew that they wanted to make something stylish and worth buying, that would also give back. When the company was created, they set out to solve two problems without even realizing it. First, to create the perfect headband, which not only looked good, but also felt good, unlike most headbands that caused headaches after a long day. With over 200 styles, there was something for everyone, and it was on its way to success.
Along the way, the company set up a portion of its funds from every headband purchased to be given to Amazima’s feeding program in Uganda. Through Amazima, each headband was the equivalent of three meals. Through its partnership with Amazima, it fulfilled the mission to not only feed, but also educate and encourage the orphaned, poor, and vulnerable children of Uganda. As a result of the joint venture, Banded Headband was able to donate one million meals to children.
“Our partnership with Amazima encourages our entire team to be even more motivated to continue offering great products for the benefit of children and families,” said Don Shepherd, president of the company responsible for bringing Banded to the market.
As Banded maintains its “1 Headband= 3 Meals” model, it is estimated to provide 500,000 meals by the end of 2014. As you can see, in the end, every bit really does count.
To learn more about the Banded and to make a purchase, visit www.banded2gether.com or follow them on Twitter, @banded2gether
By Erenia T. Michell