A paracord bracelet may seem like a small item to include in a care package, but service members love them!
Not only are they useful survival items, but creating a paracord bracelet requires a personal touch and is an item that a service member could carry with them at all times. Personal items like this have a tremendous impact on morale and often become cherished by the recipient.
If you like working with your hands or are looking for a team-building activity, volunteering to make paracord bracelets would be a great fit for you!
How to Participate:
This volunteer opportunity is open to everyone and you do not need to be or become an Angel volunteer to participate.
- Purchase black, olive green, tan, or camo MIL-SPEC paracord and 5/8″ black plastic side release buckles
- Watch our video below for a quick tutorial on how to make a paracord bracelet
- Ship your completed bracelet(s) to our headquarters in San Antonio
Please Note: Since these bracelets are going to deployed service members, the bracelets must be made from MIL-SPEC cording in the colors black, olive green, tan, or camo only.
Mail your bracelets to:
Soldiers’ Angels Paracord Bracelets
2895 NE Loop 410, Suite 107
San Antonio, Texas 78218
Where Do the Bracelets Go?
The bracelets will be included in care packages that are shipped to deployed service members around the world.
Tips and Tricks for Making Paracord Bracelets:
Tip 1: Be sure your materials follow this important guideline: Since these bracelets are going to deployed service members, the bracelets must be made from MIL-SPEC cording in the colors black, olive green, tan, or camo only.
Tip 2: If at first you don’t succeed, tie, tie again! Getting your paracord tight and neat can take some practice. Don’t feel bad if you need to undo and start over as you’re learning!
Tip 3: 8′ of cording will create approximately an 8″ bracelet. The average wrist size of a man is 7.25″— so 8″ is a great size that will fit most.
Tip 4: To finish the bracelet, our instructions do call for using a lighter to burn the ends so they do not fray. If you are doing this project with children, please make sure an adult can help with this step.
Looking for Something More Personal?
Making Paracord bracelets provides general support that can be used for any service member in a care package. But if you’re interested in a more personal opportunity, check out our Deployed Adoptions Team! If you become an Angel on the Deployed Adoptions Team, you’ll “adopt” a deployed service member and support them with care packages and letters throughout their deployment.
We’re Here to Help!
Have more questions about making Paracord bracelets? Or perhaps you’re interested in organizing a large group project to participate in this volunteer opportunity? We’re here to help. Fill out the form below and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
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