Posted July 4, 2010 | General
By any name, Sillybandz, Stretchy Shapes, Bamabands, Swakums, Crazybands and more, these silicone rubber bands that return to their original shape are the newest craze with kids of all ages across the country. From preschool to college, kids are collecting and trading them, wearing them in bunches on their wrists like rubber bangle bracelets. The trend started in Alabama and has spread across the country.
The bands’ low cost ($4 for a package of 12 bands) and enormous popularity make them the perfect fundraiser for Mikayla’s Voice
There are two different packs being sold. One pack contains a dozen ladybugs which is the logo for Mikayla’s Voice. Most are plain red, but there will be 3 or 4 that are different glow-in-the-dark colors. The glow-in-the-dark bandz symbolize our differences that make us shine. The other pack contains three-leaf clovers with 3 or 4 glow in the dark clovers.
Wearing all the different bandz together will send a message of inclusion.
Making these bandz different also is that there is only ONE glow in the dark red ladybug among the packages of ladybug bandz, and ONE glow in the dark red ladybug among the packages of clover bandz. If found it is redeemable for Dorney Park tickets.
The bandz can be purchased at:
Missing Piece Gift Shop, 462 Bushkill Center Road, Bushkill Township
Marisa’s Boutique, 56 S. Main St., Nazareth
Johnny’s Bagels, Route 191, Bethlehem Square
Lehigh Valley Dry Cleaners, four locations: Palmer Township, Forks Township and Lower Nazareth Township
Orwig Property Management, 220 E. Lawn Road, Upper Nazareth Township
Park Avenue Market, 2468 Park Ave., Palmer Township
Pat’s Brakes and Lynn’s Garage, 1200 Bushkill Drive, Easton
Gail’s Cake and Candyworld, 1150 Northampton St., Easton
Mary Meuser Pool, Northampton Street, Wilson Boro
Bandz will also be sold at Bethlehem’s First Fridays; look for Mikayla’s Voice at the Banana Factory.
***Mikayla’s Incluzion Bandz were assembled by Good Shepherd Work Services, which employ workers with disabilities in keeping with the foundation’s message.