A fun gift with purpose and pastime with 100% social value behind it! This bundle of goods has been brought together to encourage little ones to get creative through baking some yummy brownies or by putting together their very own herb garden, accompanied with a Little Waymaker adjustable apron to help keep clothes nice and clean through those activities!
Read a little more about the social enterprise involved in this very special kids box - perfect to gift this Christmas season:
Science Starz – Grow Your Own Herb Garden
Elita Frid is Co-Founder and director of Science Starz CIC, an award-winning mobile lab that delivers hands-on, interactive science/STEM programmes to children in schools and community groups. They exist to encourage an interest in STEM from an early age to increase educational attainment for future access into the STEM sector down the line.
Since the pandemic, the organisation has pivoted by putting together science themed activity kits for the home in order to continue raising awareness of STEM despite not being able to conduct face to face workshops. (Some face-to face workshop events are now back up and running)
The Science Starz ‘grow your own herb garden’ means children can plant the garden kit with the guidance of a parent or guardian, look after it and watch it grow as a practical yet simple way to showcase science and nature in action. Hopefully and quite literally ‘planting the seed’ in children to think about science or nature, ask questions and perhaps develop an interest!
WayMaker Child Therapy – Adjustable Kids Apron
WayMaker has a huge dream to help rewrite the mental health of children in Northern Ireland through the healing power of play. The organisation has a team of professional and highly trained therapists who specialise in providing personalised 1:1 play and creative art sessions, coaching and counselling. They believe all children have the right to access highly trained therapy services regardless of their financial circumstances or situation.
Operating as a Community Interest Company, WayMaker has recently partnered with local business, Ted & Stitch to produce an exciting new clothing range for adults and children that will help fund these services whilst raising awareness of the cause. The adjustable kids apron seemed like the perfect match for this hands on activity box and will certainly come in useful again for other fun activities.
Refuge Chocolate - Brownie Recipe Kit
Refuge Chocolate was founded in 2017 to not only provide us all with luxury chocolate delicacies, but to help give people a brighter future through their support of Flourish NI (a Northern Ireland based anti human trafficking charity to which they donate proceeds). Flourish exists to provide long term support to survivors of human trafficking - they believe every individual should have access to the support services they need during recovery to provide a pathway to living an independent resilient life.
The brownie recipe kits are a great learning tool to educate kids on ethical goods and social enterprise as well as equipping them with practical cookery, maths and science skills. Not to mention being a tasty treat for the whole family to enjoy.
The Kids Box will arrive beautifully packaged (but minimalistic!) in a Kraft box with tissue paper, filler and card describing the businesses behind the goods. There is also the option to add a personalised and handwritten message if sending as a gift.
A sustainable and kind to the planet gift to send this Christmas that supports three wonderful social enterprises in their missions. Find out more/order a box here.