Awareness Campaigns Worth Promoting

  • Jul 17, 2019

One of the most rewarding aspects of working in the promotional products industry is helping organizations spread the word about worthy causes. Throughout the year, key months are designated to help these organizations educate and raise awareness about important issues. Here are six branded merchandise campaigns working to better our communities.


February: American Heart Month

When the first American Heart Month was proclaimed in 1964 more than half the deaths in the United States were caused by cardiovascular disease. While it is still the leading cause of death in the US, it is also one of the most preventable. American Heart Month raises awareness for making heart-healthy choices, managing your health with your doctor and spreading the word about heart disease prevention.


Laureate First Aid Bag – A 17 piece kit containing an assortment of first aid essentials in a convenient mini bag with attached clip.

Caring Heart Retractable Badge Holder – Promote heart health around the office with this retractable badge holder with swivel alligator clip.

Arnold Aluminum Power Bank 8000 mAh – The small and sleek size is perfect for people on-the-go who want reliable power that can charge multiple devices at once.

JAFFA® Cardinal – Honor top supporters with this beautiful, elegant award. The Cardinal represents cheer, hope, and inspiration

April: Autism Awareness Month

The Autism Society launched National Autism Awareness Month nearly 25 years ago to promote inclusion and self-determination for all so people living with ASD are provided the opportunity to achieve the highest possible quality of life. In conjunction with World Autism Awareness Day on April 2nd, NAAM promotes autism acceptance and attention to the tens of thousands facing an autism diagnosis each year.

autism aware promo products

Double Wall Translucent Tumbler – A classic tumbler with clear outer wall and colorful, translucent inner wall. Includes snap-on lid with matching straw.

Silicone Awareness Wrist Band – Continue to show support long after an awareness event with this wrist band imprinted with an organization logo or message.

Mega Grocery Tote – Promote awareness every time people visit the store carrying this reusable tote with large main compartment and reinforced bottom panel.

June: PTSD Awareness

In 2014, the US Senate designated the full month of June for National PTSD Awareness. The purpose of PTSD Awareness Month is to encourage everyone to raise public awareness of PTSD and effective treatments. Mental health experts are uncertain why some people develop PTSD and others do not, but greater understanding and awareness of PTSD could help people recognize symptoms and seek care.

PTSD Promo Products

Survival Band – Contains a whistle, compass and two lengths of paracord over 4-1/2 feet long when unraveled. Adjustable drawstring to fit most wrist sizes.

KOOZIE® Six-Pack Kooler Pattern – A durable KOOZIE® six-pack kooler made of durable watertight construction in trendy camouflage or patriotic print.

American Armed Forces Calendar – Show support for US troops all year long with this appointment calendar filled with patriotic spirit.

September: Hunger Action Month

Every September people all over America stand together with a nationwide network of food banks to spread the word and take action against the hunger crisis. During Hunger Action Month food banks across the country help raise awareness of food insecurity and promote adequate nutrition as essential for a strong foundation in life.


Circle Jar Opener – A helpful jar opener that comes to the rescue if things get stuck. Custom shapes available in standard colors by request.

Polly-Clean Bottle® – 27 oz. – A classic squeezable sport bottle with push-pull drink-thru lid. The wide mouth makes adding ice cubes or stirring simple.

Slope Pen – Make sure important messages “pop” on the bright, translucent barrel of this plunger-action pen.

Non-Woven Shimmer Lunch Cooler – The shimmer pattern elevates the look of this classic cooler complete with zippered main compartment, front slip pocket, and heat-sealed PEVA lining.

October: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Think pink! Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. Breast cancer awareness month is a chance to raise awareness about the importance of early detection because most women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early.  A variety of events around the world are organized by corporations, government agencies, non-profits and other supporters every October to help educate and raise awareness.


BIC® Sticky Note™ Ribbon Shaped Die Cut Adhesive Notepad – Promote special causes with Sticky Notes™! Includes free set-up and 4-color process imprint.

Shoe Wallet – A great promo for charity run/walk events. Secures with a hook and loop closure and feature a fold-over top pocket and side zipper pocket.

Planner – Women’s Health – Keep track of important medical information, insurance ID cards and records with this handy planner.

HyperGear™ H2O Wireless Speaker – This wireless speaker plays up to six hours of music on a full charge and connects to devices wirelessly from up to 33 feet away.

November: Adoption Awareness Month

The mission of National Adoption Month is to celebrate the families who have grown through adoption and to recognize the children who are still waiting for families. Across the country events and observances like volunteer recruitment, recognition dinners, fundraising drives, and community activities take place. These events highlight Adoption Awareness Month’s mission, honor people who have made a difference, spread awareness and support those involved with the system.


Diaper Bag – This diaper bag has a large zippered main compartment and includes a matching striped changing pad.

Cozy Blanket – A soft and cozy blanket with subtle, wide-stripe texture and embroidery imprint. Ships folded and inserted into a clear carrying bag.

Baby Bib – A 5% cotton/35% poly-knit bib that is quick and easy to put on and take off with hook and loop closure for safety.

Giraffe Growth Chart – A cute giraffe accompanies an organization’s message on this growth chart which is sure to appeal to parents and kids alike.

Make a Difference

After finding a cause your company can get behind consider using branded merchandise. Think of it as real-world product placement. Promotional products have a lasting impact that will keep reminding people of your cause well after its month is done. For more information on how to set up a campaign for your organization, contact QRG or call 800-999-3468.

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