Friendship Bracelets for Cancer Patients

1 handmade embroidery thread bracelet = 1 service hour


As of July 13, 2024, we no longer accept any rainbow loom bracelets.

Kits to Heart Friendship Bracelets

Show off your bracelet-making skills, while letting recipients know that you are rooting for them! Please use embroidery thread/floss in colors of your choice. Step-by-step tutorials and videos are available for various patterns at Bracelet Book and, which notes:

"Originally, these colorful bands were invented by native people in Central and South America. According to tradition, you tie a bracelet onto the wrist of a friend who may wish for something at that moment. The bracelet should be worn until it is totally worn-out and falls off by itself, at which moment the wish is supposed to come true."


  • Embroidery thread bracelets must be made long enough to fit an average adult’s wrist (about 7 inches long) to be considered for service hours.
  • Complex, colorful patterns, including popular patterns such as chevron, spiral, Chinese ladder, zig zag, etc. (see YouTube tutorials below).
  • Bracelets with adjustable loops.
  • Embroidered alpha bracelets or keychains, using the guide below, may be considered for up to 2 service hours. These may include cancer ribbons and encouraging words like “hope” and “love.” This does NOT include beads with letters on them.

Alpha lettering for friendship bracelets

Alpha friendship bracelet 


Kits to Heart Alpha Friendship Bracelet for Cancer Patients


We Do Not Accept

  • Rainbow loom bracelets
  • Store-bought bracelets for service hours. We reserve the right to ask for photo evidence in the event that store-bought bracelets are suspected of being submitted for service hours.
  • Paracord bracelets
  • Beaded bracelets
  • Bracelets made of yarn
  • Bracelets of entirely fishtail braids or simple braids

Suggested Resources


Suggested YouTube Tutorials (Other Patterns Are Welcome)
Alpha Friendship Bracelets

How to Submit

Please follow these steps to ensure your work is received!