Students provide message of hope

January 26, 2013 by  

Two local high-schoolers have tried to restore some happiness following Superstorm Sandy by selling ‘Hope Bracelets’. As of mid-January, 100 bracelets have been made and 40 were recently sent to St. Jude’s Hospital in Tennessee.

Amanda Hautmann and Sandy Wilson are passionate about children and especially children’s smiles. Amanda, a senior at Arundel High School, was deeply disappointed by how the aftermath Superstorm Sandy wiped the smiles off people’s faces, and addressed this with the idea of bracelets.

With the help of Arundel High School Junior Sandy Wilson, the two friends got to work. The bracelets are available in a wide variety of colors and they usually contain a message meant to cheer up the wearer. The primary goal of the bracelets, as Amanda puts it, is:

“… to see the smiles on people’s faces. That’s the main thing.”

Her hope is to expand the number of people who have access to the Hope Bracelets. For instance, she plans to distribute some more of the bracelets to the local Anne Arundel Medical Center and Johns Hopkins Hospital. Crofton poster printing services would be a great way to display the campaign of these Hope Bracelets.

The two have also launched a Facebook page in which they spread the message of the Hope Bracelets. Through the page, they collect messages of support from people, many of whom post photos of their bracelets.

The two friends have future plans of using Facebook to raise funds for charities such as the American Cancer Society.