South Africa still has desperate poverty, which often goes hand in hand with social ills such as alcohol and drug abuse. Relate has taken the initiative to do its part in the fight against poverty through the sale of awareness bracelets. Relate Bracelets is a 100% not-for-profit organisation that has been making a difference in the lives of hundreds of people in the past four years. We employ elderly township dwellers, and young adults with their whole lives ahead of them who simply need the opportunity, to make their signature “R” beaded awareness bracelets. These are then sold with the proceeds going towards supporting their bracelet-makers through earnings and skills training, investment in enterprise development as well as helping 52 charitable causes.
Know where your money is going
When giving your money to someone begging on the street it’s not always easy to determine whether or not that money will go towards something good. When purchasing a Relate bracelet you know where your money goes to, because every cent is accounted for.
There are also a variety of causes to choose from, so you can find a cause close to your heart such as helping to give hope to children with Reach For A Dream. Every time you wear your bracelet you will have a tangible reminder of the change you have made.
The saying goes that if you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. With the skills training that the bracelet-makers get they are able to earn a living and learn skills that enable them to move onto careers that will support them and their families for the rest of their lives. So the purchase of just one awareness bracelet helps not only to support your chosen cause, but also the bracelet-makers.
Spread the love
Relate’s bracelets are a great statement of change when you wear them as a stack, and a great affordable and attractive gift to share with loved ones to spread awareness to the movement for change and make a real and tangible difference in people’s lives. For our fashion lovers; the bracelets are also trendy and add a finishing touch to any outfit.