Create Survival Bracelets for Military Care Packages
Create Survival Bracelets for Military Care Packages
Make a useful paracord bracelet for deployed troops, veterans, and first responders.
1 hour
Nonprofit organization
Participants: 5 to 100+

What you’ll do

Each of the 300,000+ care packages this organization sends every year to deployed troops, veterans, wounded heroes, caregivers, and first responders includes a paracord survival bracelet because they’re both functional and meaningful. Handmade by tens of thousands of Americans who want to express their gratitude, these bracelets can be unraveled in an emergency situation to provide 7.5 feet of super strong rope or string, if needed. The outer sheath and inner strands of the paracord bracelet can be used as a sling or to tie on a splint, as sewing thread to stitch wounds or repair gear, as a tripwire or to make nets and traps, and for many other potentially life-saving uses!

Creating each bracelet takes about 8-10 minutes and makes for a great team building activity with purpose. A member of the nonprofit can help make it even more meaningful by joining via video conference to talk about the impact you’re making.


How you’ll make an impact

Human Rights
Children & Families
Noun world
This activity supports military and first responder heroes.
This nonprofit forges strong bonds between Americans and their military and first responder heroes through volunteer service projects, acts of gratitude, and meaningful engagements in communities nationwide.

What else you should know

    • All necessary items can purchased online here. Instructions for how to make a bracelet can be found here
    • Finished bracelets should be shipped to the organization for final distribution to first responders: 


    Operation Gratitude

    9409 Owensmouth

    Chatsworth CA 91311

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