#1 Be the Change!
The Safe Life Defense team has the privilege of looking through THOUSANDS of Guardian Angel Body Amor Donation applications. We believe that every single person who applies should have access to quality body armor. But, since we can only choose a few, we look for applicants who will use the body armor to help others. It is wonderful when a single body armor donation impacts a community of people. Be the change you wish to see in the world.
#2 Be positive and confident!
Safe Life Defense does not and never will use fear based marketing; we think body armor is a safety tool, not a symbol of violence. Safe Life Defense looks for applicants that are not afraid, but instead face uncertainty with bravery, positivity, and optimism for the future.
#3 Show Don’t Tell
Don’t tell us about how much you do to help your community – show us. For example, instead of simply writing, “I volunteer every day and I love to help others,” you can write specifically where you volunteer and how you believe you make an impact. The more you can “show” us through your application, the more you will stand out.
#4 Add Photos and Video! It makes your application unique!
Safe Life Defense has gained popularity through social entrepreneurism, specifically platforms like Facebook and Instagram. We love to share and blog about the positive impact you are making in your community! The adage that a picture is worth a thousand words is true – and videos are even better. Be thoughtful about the pictures and video you send to us and make sure they match our brand image; we will be using them in social media when we award you our multi-threat Safe Life Defense body armor!
#5 Spell Check and Rehearse
We don’t expect perfect spelling, but it does help when you proofread! If you are doing a video, rehearse what you plan to say before you get onto camera. When you put a lot of thoughtful time into your application, it shows.
#6 Complete your Application!
Due to sheer volume, we cannot follow up with incomplete applications. Do your best to make sure the form is filled out to the best of your abilities. If you are having trouble uploading a video because it is too large, post it on YouTube and send us the link instead! If you are still having trouble, feel free to send us an email with any questions.
#7 Be authentic! Be yourself!
YOU are the most important part of Safe Life Defense. No, really! Everyone who wears our armor, whether they purchased it or had it donated to them through The Guardian Angel Program, puts their trust in us and are considered part of TEAM Safe Life Defense. We want to get to know you! When you are awarded your Safe Life Defense body armor, our president calls you personally. Be yourself in your application, be authentic and honest, and your application will shine.