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7 Ways to Raise Awareness with Ribbon Lapel Pins

Looking to bring more attention to a cause you’re passionate about? Awareness ribbons are a popular choice for shining the spotlight on a variety of issues, from breast cancer and veterans to AIDS remembrance and military support. What's even better than awareness ribbons made from fabric? Colorful lapel pins shaped like a ribbon. These last much longer than a piece of fabric—and can be customized in a variety of ways to add maximum visual impact.

Here are a few ways to use awareness ribbon pins to spread your message.

1. Thank-you gifts for donations. If you’re collecting cash donations curbside, door to door or at an event, you can sweeten the pot with a custom-designed lapel pin in your charity’s special color. This is a great way to express your gratitude to supporters and generate a feeling of goodwill.

2. Door prize for fundraisers. Holding a charity gala? Hand out your awareness ribbon lapel pin to everyone who walks through the door, and ask them to pin it on their clothing. This creates a sense of unity and community for all of your guests—plus it gives them a little souvenir to take home.

3. Surprise gift in direct mail package. If you’re sending out a mass mail package to past and prospective donors, consider adding a ribbon pin to the envelope. This won’t increase postage costs much; however, the added bulk in the package will intrigue recipients and prompt more opens.

4. Memorial souvenir. Hand out your ribbon awareness pin at a memorial or funeral service to honor a charity that was dear to a loved one, or to bring awareness to an issue that impacted their life.  

5. Motivator for race participants. Holding a 5K or marathon to raise money? Include your custom ribbon lapel pin in registration grab bags, or pass them out to participants just before the big event. Your pins (and your cause) will be seen by hundreds of onlookers all during the race.

6. Health screening giveaways. Hand out your custom lapel pin to people taking advantage of screenings for blood pressure, cancer, cholesterol and other health factors. These tokens also make great freebies for blood drives.

7. Staff wearables. Looking to emphasize a specific cause or health issue at your medical practice? Have your staff and practitioners wear ribbon lapel pins to the office each day. These are great conversation starters and demonstrate your commitment to your patients’ health.

Lapel pins are not only a delight to hand out to recipients; they help get your message out long afterwards, too. A well-designed, high-quality pin will be worn by recipients long after your charity event is over, giving your cause even more valuable exposure. Order your custom ribbon awareness pins today!

Caryn Smith is Manager of Signature Pins. When you need custom lapel pins, visit http://www.signaturepins.com/custom-html/ today.

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