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7 Caregiver Lapel Pins Ideas

Caregivers (Nursing Assistants) are much more than just people doing tasks we can’t or aren’t capable of: They actually care for those we love and care about.

You can see them in our houses, hospitals and other facilities, moving around those who need care and attention. And we don’t want them to feel under-appreciated, right? Because a resentful caregiver will do his/her job ….. probably in a “not so giving” way.

So we must take care of them, show them our appreciation for them and the jobs they perform every day.

An inexpensive but thoughtful way to show our appreciation is by giving them one of those little  lapel pins that say…..

(7 Caregiver Lapel Pins)

  1. #1 Care Giver Pin
  2. Caregiver Volunteer Pin
  3. Ribbon of Hope Angel Lapel Pin (Plum is the chosen color to honor our caregivers)
  4. Angel Lapel Pins (because they are the angels that take care of those we love)
  5. “Agent Orange” Caregiver lapel pins
  6. Nursing Assistants Pins
  7. Heart /Angels Pins

Do you have any other ideas for caregiver pins?

Looking to create your own custom caregiver lapel pins? Give us a call @ 1.888.720.2115 or request a FREE quote, one of our lapel pin experts will contact you within 24 hours to get your project started

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Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Black ribbon pins as memorial pins

Black Awareness Ribbon Pins

When family and loved ones leave earlier than anticipated or in a tragic way, it is not uncommon to find people who want to make a statement with lapel pins, stickers, banners, shirts and other promotional products, it is sometimes their way to cope with the loss and at the same time let the world know that their loss won’t be in vain.
It is then when we get the requests for memorial pins, stickers, patches and more.
An ongoing trend in the last few years is using ribbon lapel pins, most commonly used for awareness and other causes, customized with the person’s name and or date, and sometimes the reason of the loss.

Black Awareness Ribbon Heart Pins

The color of the ribbon can be black for mourning or any other color based on the reason of the loss.
Having being in the position of losing family members, we can tell that these promotional items when used as a clothing accessory, can make people feel closer to those they have lost, and in the case of lapel pins, you can wear them close to your heart, just as we like them to be.

In the case you are looking to create memorial pins, we can help you: we have 3 sizes of ribbon pins in stock: 3/4″, 7/8″ and 1″, which can be filled in wi the color of your choosing and we can print your message for just a little setup fee. In quantities starting at 100 pieces, it can be quite accessible, and perhaps even used as a fundraising tool towards the cause of your liking.
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Friday, March 9th, 2012

Most Popular Breast Cancer Awareness Products

Roughly, 1 in 8 American women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in their lifetime. In 2010 alone, it was estimated that more than 200,000 new, female cases of breast cancer (invasive) would be diagnosed in the United States. Men, unfortunately, are not exempt from the disease. Nearly 2000 men were expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010.

There are a variety of ways in which people can bring awareness to this potentially deadly disease. Buying, wearing and using breast cancer awareness products are amongst the very best ways to do so. Below, we have listed 10 terrific breast cancer awareness products. This obviously isn’t an exhaustive list but it’s a collection of some of the very best items of this type.

1. Breast cancer pins – You’ve likely seen these pink ribbon pins worn by those who support breast cancer awareness. These pins are small and cute and go well with everything. They can be worn to work, while out and about and at breast cancer, specific events.

2. Pink ribbon stickers: Who doesn’t like stickers? They’re small in size but their messages can be powerful. When thinking about stickers, vinyl stickers is the alternative to go, they are more durable and can also be placed outdoors, for instance on car bumpers or windows.

3. Pink ribbon charms: Charms are stylish way to bring attention to breast cancer. They can be placed on both bracelets and necklaces.

4. T-shirts: T-shirts are one of the more popular types of breast cancer awareness products. Today, many of the messages printed on these shirts are extremely creative, fun and even a bit exaggerated at times.

5. Mugs: For avid tea and coffee drinkers, mugs are a great way to silently promote breast cancer awareness.

6. Pink ribbon nail jewels: These are really cool. Pink ribbon nail jewels are decorative, fun and a great way to share the message of breast cancer awareness.

7. Breast cancer awareness terry cloth wristbands: Terrycloth wristbands are great for people who enjoy running or working out. Available in hot-pink and emblazoned with the famous, pink ribbon, these are both cute and functional.

8. Woven mini tote bags: Tote bags get a lot of mileage, ensuring that the message of breast cancer awareness travels as far as the person carrying it does.

9. Breast cancer survivor pink bangle key rings: Key rings are an easy way to bring awareness to breast cancer and its life threatening effects.

10. Hope flags: Place a pink ribbon hope flag outside your home and bring breast cancer awareness to your neighbors and passer-bys. Perhaps they and those they love will be reminded to be proactive about their breast health.

From cell phone accessories to apparel and jewelry, nowadays, the variety of breast cancer awareness products that you can find in the market is huge and it will depend on your personal taste and preferences which one you decide to use to show your support for the cause. is a manufacturer of custom lapel pins of the highest quality and offers free artwork with your breast cancer pins order. For more information please call free (888) 720-2115.

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Breast Cancer Pins To Raise Awareness

pink ribbon pinBreast cancer pins and other awareness products have become very popular in recent years.  This is due in part to a growing trend of items “for a cause,” with proceeds often donated to research foundations or charitable organizations.

Pink ribbon pins, t-shirts, pink handbags and other breast cancer awareness goods are also popular due to the overwhelming number of lives this life-threatening illness touches.  The National Cancer Institute estimates that 1 in 8 women will suffer from breast cancer at some point in their lives, leaving families, friends and communities to come together in support of the women they love.

Not only do breast cancer pins show support for the struggles of women suffering from this illness, they also support research and other programs dedicated to breast cancer.  This includes the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (or BCRF), a charity devoted to prevention and cure of the disease.  The BCRF promotes the famous pink ribbon pin, and other goods that display the pink ribbon logo associated with breast cancer awareness.  Jewelry, clothing, personal care items and a large quantity of other supportive products are also offered by companies that have relationships with BCRF, which pledge donations to the foundation in exchange for purchase.

pink heart pinBreast cancer awareness pins are also sold and distributed by Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the United States’ largest organization devoted to breast cancer. This organization is also responsible for the “Race for the Cure” fundraising events. For this reason, they also sell several types of athletic clothing and sporting goods emblazoned with the pink ribbon.  While the pink ribbon pin is perhaps the best-known type of breast cancer pin, there are also several other varieties sold.  For example, the Komen Foundation also sells its own custom lapel pins for breast cancer awareness, including enamel pins featuring the charity’s name.

Since breast cancer pins and other “pink ribbon” items are generally sold by charitable organizations, much of their purchase price is donated directly to supporting breast cancer programs.  For example, the BCRF uses 90% of all monies collected by the charity to fund breast cancer research and awareness programs, with only 10% going to production of goods, printed materials, salaries and other administrative costs.  High percentages are also typically donated by companies who have partnerships with breast cancer charities, such as Baccarat, Swarovski and Sephora.  Put simply, breast cancer pins and similar items allow more people to make meaningful contributions to breast cancer research and awareness, even if they don’t feel like they’re financially able to donate directly.

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Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Awareness Ribbon Pins To Bring Attention To Your Cause

Wearing awareness ribbon pins to draw attention to a specific cause has become increasingly popular among people of all ages.  Traditionally, yellow ribbons denoting a family member’s service in the military were the first examples of bringing attention to a cause by wearing an awareness ribbon.  However, as more people look for an elegant way to draw attention to the issues that concern them most, a growing number of awareness ribbon pins are available. Awareness ribbon pins are a great choice for people who want to distribute or sell the pins as a way to raise money for a specific cause.  Choosing a pin that is brightly colored will help you bring attention to your cause, and can be purchased from distributors who can create almost any color or pattern you can imagine.  If the cause you want to support doesn’t already have a color of ribbon associated with it, you can create one that represents your group.  The following is a list of some of the traditional awareness ribbon pin colors and the causes they are associated with:

  • Pink Ribbon- Most often used as cancer awareness pins, specifically breast cancer awareness, pink is also associated with other causes related to women’s health.  Pink ribbons are sometimes worn by mothers who have given a child up for adoption to demonstrate their support of the adoption process.  Pink awareness ribbon pins are also associated with childhood cancer awareness.
  • Yellow Ribbon- As the first color to be associated with awareness ribbon pins, the yellow ribbon remains an important way for families and others to show their support for soldiers.  Other causes represented by the yellow ribbon include suicide prevention, adoptive parents, bladder cancer, the “Amber alert” program, and endometriosis.  A pale yellow ribbon is used to represent spine bifida, and a yellow ribbon with a heart denotes a person who has been left behind after a family member commits suicide.
  • Red Ribbon- The red awareness ribbon pin is used to show support for the fight against HIV and AIDS, but can also denote support for heart disease and stroke and several other diseases.  The red ribbon is also used by the organizations MADD and DARE and in the fight against substance abuse.
  • Blue Ribbon- The blue ribbon is used to show support for numerous causes, including the elimination of drunk driving, child abuse prevention, victims of hurricane Katrina, and several types of cancer.  Different shades of blue are also used, such as dark blue to represent victim’s rights and water-related causes.

Other ribbon colors and their meanings can be found by searching online.  Creating custom lapel pins that you can use as giveaways or sell as fundraising efforts is a great way to raise awareness of your cause.  These pins are popular among people of all ages, and both men and women wear them to show support for their causes.

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Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and it’s time to raise awareness about child abuse and neglect and create strong communities to support children and families.

Blue Ribbons have become a symbol of awareness for child abuse prevention month.

“In 1989, the Blue Ribbon Campaign to Prevent Child Abuse began as a Virginia grandmother’s tribute to her grandson who died as a result of abuse. She tied a blue ribbon to the antenna of her car as a way to remember him and to alert her community to the tragedy of child abuse. The Blue Ribbon Campaign has since expanded across the country, and many wear blue ribbons each April in memory of those who have died as a result of child abuse. In other communities, special fundraisers are held to support prevention activities and treatment facilities for victims, and candlelight vigils are held as a remembrance. Most recently, the focus has shifted to a more positive message of celebrating “blue ribbon” individuals, organizations, and communities that have done much to prevent child abuse and neglect.” – -

To learn more about the history of Child Abuse Prevention Month and to get important information and resources please visit

Awareness ribbon pins are an effective and economical way to raise awareness in your community about any cause you would like to support. They can be distributed among your friends or at events, conferences and health fairs. By wearing a lapel pin you’re showing your concern and commitment and playing an important role in the task of raising awareness and spreading the word for your cause.

Sienna Pacific store carries a variety of colors and styles of awareness pins and silicone bracelets that may work perfect for your project. On the other hand, if you would like to make your awareness pins customized  with a special message or name visit or call (888) 720- 2115.


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Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Lapel Pins in Action: Lilies for Lillie Campaign

I would like to share this story to illustrate how lapel pins can be a valuable addition to any fundraising effort.

The Lilies for Lillie campaign was created by Gord Delaney in memory of his mother Lillie in 2003.

“Lilies for Lillie has raised $250,000 and sold over 55,000 lapel pins over the past seven years and that is truly amazing” says founder Gord Delaney. “The support from the business community and communities around the province is always inspiring. Often times I walk by somebody wearing a LFL lapel pin and I cannot help but smile and think it’s pretty neat that somebody who never met my mother is helping me remember her and celebrate her life.” – The Telegram -

For this year fundraising, Lilies for Lillie has set the goal to raise $ 50,000 that will be equally split and donated to Daffodil Place, Heart and Stroke Foundation and the K-Rock Children’s Trust Fund.

Visit for more information.

Every time I read about this kind of stories, I’m amazed for the capacity of some people to turn around, what is maybe a sad moment or a bad experience, to a magnificent effort to help others and moreover to get the entire community involve in the process.

Custom lapel pins can help your fundraising drive Sometimes, it’s easier to ask for donations if we can give something in exchange, like a pin for example. By including awareness pins in your campaign you’re not only making things easier for the volunteers to ask for contributions, but also, spreading the word about your cause. Anyone wearing your lapel pins will become your ambassadors!

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Friday, March 18th, 2011

Ribbon Lapel Pins To Raise Awareness About Childhood Cancer

According to Childcan, a organization in the Southwestern Ontario area that helps children and their families cope with the diagnosis of cancer; 10,000 Canadian children are living with cancer today and about 1,500 are diagnosed each year.

Childhood cancer survivor Stephanie Simmons of London, Ont., has launched a national campaign to raise awareness of childhood cancer in Canada.

As part of the campaign, gold ribbon lapel pins and vehicle magnets are going to be sold and all the profits will be used on research with the ultimate goal of finding a cure for this mortal disease.

“What drives research and what drives ultimately finding a cure, it’s awareness and, I hate to say it, money,” he said.
“The more people know about these lesser known cancers, the better chance these kids have of having a fighting chance.” - The Sun Times -

Anyone, who is affected by any form of cancer, comprehends the importance of raising awareness and funds to find a cure. Fundraising is comprised of a variation of components, such as an event, lapel pins and a contagious viral marketing campaign.  At the end, awareness ribbon pins are symbols, emblemizing donor’s contribution to the critical cause: a final cure for cancer!

If you are part of a charity that you think could be helped by the addition of cancer awareness ribbon pins that are able to carry your message, please contact us today and learn more about our custom made lapel pins. Once you make the call we will help you to decide which option is right for you and your charity’s message. Call us toll free (888) 720-2115.

Or to visit our online store go to Stock Lapel Pins.

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Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Oscars 2011 – Mark Ruffalo’s Lapel Pin

Making a statement via lapel pin is still very much in vogue.

Mark Ruffalo and a few others donned waterdrop-shaped blue lapel pins
to represent efforts to fight for clean water in the face of modern-day
energy extraction techniques, which can contaminate nearby water
supplies. (The controversy over what’s known as “fracking” for natural
gas was the subject of the nommed feature docu “Gasland.”)

Ruffalo recently co-founded with other activists,
and said he was motivated “because I live smack dab in the middle of
gasland in upstate New York.” He found himself “mortified by the
conditions people are living in with contaminated wells, and they can’t
drink water out of their faucets.” ” – Variety -

To see the pin, visit OMG Yahoo.

Custom pins are a fantastic way to spread the word and raise awareness. They can be personalized with any message that you would like and since they have a lot of exposure everybody will see your message or will know about your crusade.

Most likely, awareness ribbon pins are the most popular ones but actually any cause can be promoted through custom lapel pins.

We congratulate Mark Ruffalo’s initiative. Besides his support to the cause, he demonstrated his commitment by wearing the pin in such important event as the Oscars.

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Patriotic Lapel Pins To Support Our Troops

A design services company in the state of Montana has launched patriotic magnets to show support for the safe return of American troops.

They’re offering quantity discounts for groups that would like to utilize them in fundraising efforts and all the profits from the sale of these items will go to support the cause.

Depending on consumer’s response, they’re planning to launch similar lapel pins and window decals. For more information visit

We wanted to share this story because we think is wonderful to have private companies involved in causes like this one.

Custom Lapel Pins are the option to go when thinking about raising funds or creating awareness. People love to wear them and they will spread the word making your campaign a really successful one.

For more information about our Patriotic Lapel Pins or Awareness Ribbon Pins please call (888) 720-2115.

We offer Custom Pins created at your specifications or if it’s more convenient, you can buy online from our stock products and have them delivered within 2 days.

To shop online please visit Awareness Pins.

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Thursday, January 20th, 2011