NEW YORK, July 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- KIDBOX, the only kids' style box offering cool brands, amazing prices, and a mission to clothe one million kids in need, is announcing the appointment of its new Kids Board of Directors for the 2018-2019 term. KIDBOX's Kids Board of Directors, a program initiated in 2017, is comprised of 12 outstanding kids ages 8-14 who have demonstrated strong leadership skills, a flair for fashion, and a passion for social good. The Board will advise KIDBOX on kids' style, learn new leadership skills, and identify new ways to give back in their local communities.
"We created the Kids Board of Directors program before our formal adult Board was formed because we are a brand for children and parents and from the start we wanted to understand what matters to our customers," said KIDBOX CEO Miki Berardelli. "The Board allows us to see the world through a kids' point of view and ensures that children -- the heartbeat of KIDBOX -- have their fingerprints all over our brand."
In addition to advising KIDBOX on how the company can further innovate on preferred kid style trends and toys, the young, promising leaders will also be charged with participating in meaningful projects throughout the year since giving back is KIDBOX's core mission. Projects will include conceptualizing and executing a creative community service initiative in their hometowns with guidance from KIDBOX. The Board will pitch these ideas to a panel of executives in a "Mini Moguls: Changing the World One Box at a Time" session in New York City for the opportunity to have access to $10,000 in clothing value to put towards implementing their ideas.
"Our Kids Board of Directors furthers KIDBOX's social good mission by tapping into extraordinary kids who are already making impacts in their local communities and beyond," said KIDBOX founder Haim Dabah. "We look forward to collaborating with these enthusiastic, entrepreneurial, and philanthropic kids to help them grow their voices as leaders and spread social good in style."
The Kids Board of Directors will kick-off with a trip to KIDBOX's new headquarters in New York City where they will participate in concurrent interactive sessions focused on the fashion business, leadership, philanthropy, technology, and design. During the day, they will be joined by kids from Harlem non-profit Cherry's Kids, Inc. and Queens non-profit The River Fund, where together they will design anti-bullying T-shirts to be included in fall KIDBOXes timed to National Bullying Prevention Month in October. They will also hear from an anti-bullying professional to learn more about how they can create a voice for themselves and speak out against bullying in their communities. The day will culminate with a KIDBLOCK party, celebrating the Kids Board of Directors and KIDBOX's 2nd birthday featuring a New York theme, food and fun!
Brooklynn Prince, 7-year-old KIDBOX Ambassador and actress best known for her role in The Florida Project, will join the newly elected Kids Board for the day and will share with them her experience as a young leader working with the Community Hope Center in Florida.
The 2018-2019 Kidbox Kids Board of Directors includes:
- Naomi Wadler: 11-year-old March for Our Lives activist from Alexandria, VA
- Jayden Perez: 9-year-old Woodland Park, NJ resident who organized a drive in his hometown and hand delivered 1,100 toys to child hurricane victims in Puerto Rico
- Sylvie Reimer Sherman: 12-year-old New York philanthropic fashion designer
- Daniella Marie Benitez: 13-year-old who builds homes for families in need from San Diego, CA
- Addisyn Maree Goss: Linden, MI 12-year-old who founded Snuggle Sacks, a survival kit to help the homeless
- Grace Anne Richardson: 14-year-old Minneapolis, MN student who donates school supplies in partnership with the Kids in Need Foundation
- Josiah Smothers: 9-year-old raising awareness for pediatric cancer in Ashburn, VA
- Ella R. Tryon: 8-year-old from Cleveland, OH who has donated over 29 thousand boxes of crayons to young patients at children's hospitals around the country with the Help Me Color A Rainbow Foundation
- Carter Buchholz: 10-year-old Wooster, OH resident who is helping to stop global warming by raising hundreds of dollars for non-profit organization Greenpeace
- Sidney Keys III: 12-year-old entrepreneur from St. Louis, MI who is making strides to end illiteracy by launching the Books-N-Bros book club
- Aden Joseph Garf: 12-year-old from Needham, MA who is a creative thinker who is ready to positively impact the world with KIDBOX
- Bella Temple: 13-year-old from Lexington, NC who is a clothing, jewelry and interior designer, mentor to younger children in her school, and participant in local give-back programs
KIDBOX is the only kids' style box offering cool brands, amazing prices, and a mission to clothe one million children in need. Launched in 2016, the VC-backed startup recently announced its Series B round led by Canvas Ventures. Leveraging proprietary data science and machine learning, the brand creates a fun and effortless shopping experience that brings parents and children together to discover personalized styles and start the conversation about the importance of giving back. KIDBOX stylists curate a unique box full of stylish pieces personalized for each child from newborn to size 14. The seasonal boxes feature premier brands including Splendid, Jessica Simpson, DKNY, Adidas, PUMA & 7 For All Mankind. In Spring 2017, KIDBOX introduced Baby by KIDBOX, a seasonal babywear box. To give back and help promote philanthropy among a younger generation, a new clothing item is donated to a child in need for every kept KIDBOX and Baby by KIDBOX through a partnership with Delivering Good. To date, KIDBOX has donated $6M in clothing value. Miki Racine Berardelli, CEO, is a member of the National Retail Federation Board of Directors. KIDBOX is headquartered in New York. Visit https://www.kidbox.com/.