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 Unlimited

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
This organization is the largest nonprofit in the country for hands-on volunteerism in support of military, veterans, and first responders. Since 2003, the organization has delivered more than 2.8 million care packages and has provided opportunities for countless Americans to forge strong bonds with their military and first responder heroes through volunteer service projects, acts of gratitude, and meaningful engagements in communities nationwide. In 2019 alone, more than 1 million volunteers participated in 10,000 service projects with this organization nationwide. They believe that the best way to forge strong bonds and build bridges between grateful Americans and their military and first responder heroes is through actions in communities nationwide, and they are uniquely positioned to do just that.

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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