Yesterday, on Wednesday, July 31st, 2019, Harlem Senator Brian Benjamin came to support KIDBOX at Kids Board of Directors Day. NYC-based fashion company, KIDBOX, the first social-minded kids style box, launched its third annual Kids Board of Directors with a kick-off day filled with philanthropy, kindness and leadership workshops.
The day introduced KIDBOX’s new Kids Board members where they individually presented their plans for their upcoming projects in their local communities. Each member will receive $10,000 in (brand new) clothing value to donate in their own unique way as a way to spread kindness across the country. The senator attended the afternoon portion of the kick-off day, where the board members spent the afternoon with the kids at Cherry Kids, a local Harlem after-school program for at-risk youth, and donated over 200 brand new Parkland backpacks and school supplies to the program.
This year’s board includes:
- Mari Copeny: The 11-year-old, better known as “Little Miss Flint,” is an activist for the Flint water crisis
- Jahkil Jackson: 11 year-old Chicago resident, who founded ‘Project I Am’ to help build awareness of the homelessness epidemic
- Havana Chapman Edwards: 8-year-old Washington, D.C. founder of Rhymers Are Readers, who helps raise money to donate books with black female protagonists to encourage literacy and representation
- Gabriel Benitez: 12-year-old San Diego resident who works with Build a Miracle to raise money and help build homes for families in need in Tijuana
- Ryan Hickman: 9-year-old leading beach clean-up and recycling events in his community of San Juan Capistrano
- Michael Wren: 11-year-old kid entrepreneur and author who started Mikey’s Munchies Vending in St. Louis
- Michelle Moreno: 8-year-old from Pembroke Pines, Florida who raises money for kids without access to clean drinking water through Charity Water
- Isabella Davis: 10-year-old Lexington, NC resident who helped collect over 500 toothbrushes for victims of Hurricane Florence
- Tamia Hawkins: 12-year-old St. Louis resident who donates treats to the homeless through her business, Mia’s Treats
- Franiya Tiffany: 9-year-old Mary Esther, Florida native with a passion for helping spread kindness and volunteering at local shelters
Also present at the event was ‘The Florida Project’ actress, Brooklynn Prince and Kids Board alumni and now mentors, Jayden Perez, Daniella Benitez, and Bella Temple.
KIDBOX was founded with a social mission to clothe one million kids in need. After overwhelming feedback from customers about how KIDBOX has created an opportunity for families to start a conversation about doing good at an earlier age, the mission has evolved to include teaching kids the importance of giving back and spreading kindness to prime them to become future leaders and kind people. The Kids Board of Directors will propel this mission even further. To date, KIDBOX has donated over $17 million in clothing to kids directly and through its partnership with Delivering Good.
Launched in 2016, KIDBOX creates styled, curated boxes of clothing for kids full of premier brands with substantial savings. KIDBOX was founded with a social mission at its core to donate clothing to one million kids in need. Since then, the mission has evolved into creating moments for parents to start conversations about the importance of giving back and doing good with their children from an early age, priming kids to become kind people. This often happens when families select a charity together. KIDBOX is focused on inspiring kids to do good with the support of KIDBOX’s Kids Board of Directors — a board of 10 entrepreneurial kids spreading social good in their communities, and national Community Moms and Little Leaders programs. To date, KIDBOX has donated over $17 million in new clothing to children in need.
Pairing proprietary data science and machine learning with a team of expert stylists, KIDBOX creates a fun, easy and engaging shopping experience that starts online and delivers surprise and delight right to the doorstep of each customer, who often makes the opening and exploration of his or her KIDBOX a special event for the whole family. KIDBOX can outfit children from newborn to size 14 for girls and newborn to size 16 for boys, featuring over 160 premier brands, such as BCBG, Bombas, Buffalo, Disney, Quiksilver and Splendid. In April 2019, KIDBOX announced a partnership with Walmart to introduce the Walmart KIDBOX stylebox – an exclusive, curated stylebox for kids available on Walmart.com. In Summer 2018, KIDBOX introduced its exclusive brand lines: KIDBOX Kid’s Club and KIDBOX Baby Basics.
KIDBOX is a VC-backed startup, led by Canvas Ventures and Firstime. It was founded by Haim Dabah, a long-serving board member of Delivering Good. The company is headquartered in New York, NY. Visit https://www.kidbox.com and https://www.dogood.kidbox.com/ to learn more.