The Branch Out Movement Sends Out Bracelets and a Weekly Challenge

By: Alyson Wyers - Feb 3, 2015
References: branchoutmovement & springwise
In an effort to get people off their mobile devices and connecting with people in the real world, the Branch Out Movement issues a weekly challenge to stimulate strangers socially. The social initiative also uses handmade bracelets to encourage mindfulness and get participants to interact with the world around them.

It costs $5 USD to join the Branch Out Movement. You receive the bracelet -- which acts as a physical anchor and reminder to interact in the real world -- and you get sent a weekly challenge. Their website notes connecting with people in person can lead to a number of opportunities, from business networking to romantic meet-cutes.

The social business is also donating 20% of the proceeds from the bracelets to the Big Brothers Big Sisters Foundation.