Strength In Buttons

Supporting our essential workers
One headband at a time

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The Smallest Gift Can Make The Biggest Difference

The HeadBand Project: Strength In Buttons is a collective effort to provide healthcare personnel and other essential workers with headbands free of cost that are made to alleviate ear discomfort that may come up after wearing PPE for extended periods of time. The headbands are made with buttons attached to both sides so that any elastic may hang from the buttons rather than the individual’s ears.

Helping Hospitals in the Bay Area and Southern California

We have reached over 15+ different hospitals with over 1,700+ headbands in the past 3 months amidst the COVID-19 crisis. Some hospitals we have been able to provide for include: UCLA Medical Center, UCI Medical Center, Kaiser, Stanford Health Care, and many more! Currently, we are mainly based in the Bay Area and Southern California Areas, however we are able to ship requests domestically.

EMTs wearing masks and headbands
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Eligible for Tax Exemption

We are so happy to have Open Collective as our fiscal host! The Open Collective Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization which allows us to offer tax exemptions to donators.

More details on donating with Open Collective here. It requires you to make an account, but this method allows for tax deductions.

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Not Eligible for Tax Exemption

If you do not want to create an Open Collective account AND do not need any tax exempt forms, then you can donate directly to @stephehknee (Stephanie Romero) on Venmo.

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Order Headbands

Thank you for your interest in our headbands!

For bulk orders over 20, please email or DM us on Instagram @theheadbandproject

Join The Team

Volunteer positions available for residents of Orange County/LA and SF/Bay Area

*If you only want to help out for one batch, feel free to still sign up!

Meet The Team

Stephanie Romero

Stephanie Romero


Stephanie is a fourth year Public Health Sciences major at the University of California, Irvine.

Samantha Romero

Samantha Romero


Samantha is a third year Nursing major at the Dominican University of California, San Rafael.

Gordon Tran

Gordon Tran

Financial Executive

Gordon is a fourth year Information Systems major at Loyola University of Chicago.

Jennifer Cayanan

Jennifer Cayanan

Volunteer Coordinator

Jennifer is a graduate from San Jose State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Health and minor in Asian American Studies.

Nicole Nguyen

Nicole Nguyen

Media Executive

Nicole is a fourth year Computer Science major at University of California, Riverside.

Janine J Ellazar Estipona Outreach

Janine Estipona

Outreach Coordinator

Janine is a fourth year Biological Sciences major with a concentration in Systems Physiology at San Jose State University. 

Contact Us


Instagram: @theheadbandproject

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