Those of you who have participated in PEPY trips or held large fundraising events in the past may be familiar with the green PEPY “charity bracelet”. These are just like the many other super trendy charity bracelets you see decorating the wrists of celebrities in support of breast cancer research, aids prevention, making poverty history, and so on….and I have a huge box FULL of them, for your fundraising pleasure. We recognize that these PEPY bracelets may be green in color, but they are not so “green” in the environmental sense. However, as they were purchased for us in bulk at the start of PEPY, we think it is still more “green” to have them be used and worn on wrists than sitting in a box.
Although the “charity bracelet” craze may have faded a little around the world, we are lucky that here in Japan, as all things kawaii (cute) always seem to stay as an “in thing”. Not to mention, it’s an accessory, it’s cute, and it’s for a good cause…it’s a piece of cake to flog these bad boys.
So here are a few ideas for spreading the green love, accessorizing the Japanese masses, and making some money for PEPY.