THE STORY OF LUNCHSOX
A Note from the Founder
Greetings! And welcome to the Lunchsox family!
What do you want to be when you grow up?
It's a question kids, including myself, have been asked since the time we could talk. As a college student who still didn't really know, I posed myself another question:
WHO do I want to be when I "grow up"?
Here's what my answer was...
1. I want to be someone who promotes the social good of all people, who puts others ahead of self, and who does what is possible within one inch of influence to love, care, and bring joy to the world.
In my own school district, in the news, and in communities I've worked with internationally,
I've seen a common need among kiddos - healthy, yummy meals.
Every pair of Lunchsox helps provide meals for hungry kids.
2. As for the "growing up" thing - I don't plan on doing that anytime soon! While I'm no longer childish, I'll strive to be childlike for the rest of my life. (What's the point of stressing and taking life so seriously anyhow?!)
So...that's where Lunchsox came from. I didn't know WHAT I wanted to be, but did know WHO I wanted to be, and since "growing up" isn't for me, I decided what better time than now to get rolling on a business that lets me promote social justice by feeding the world!
Thanks for joining me in this crazy thing called life and for making Lunchsox possible!
Where the Profits Go
2019: The Iowa Homeless Youth Center's Rooftop Garden will be receiving funding from 2019 sock sales. The IHYC Rooftop Garden helps homeless youth gain practical work experience, all while cultivating food to increase their food security.
2018: Lunchsox partnered with the Backpack Buddy program in Clinton, Iowa to provide meals for hungry school children over weekends. Food security all weekend long means higher levels of focus in the classroom when Monday morning comes around.
2017: 100% of sock sale profits from 2017 went toward providing lunch (and breakfast) to kids in Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe that Rebecca worked with during Summer 2017 who are orphaned or from families who cannot afford food for their children. The 2017 partner organization is called Life to Life Africa.
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