Packed with Purpose is a specialty gifting company that curates gift boxes comprised of products with a social impact. They are raising money on Indiegogo. Recently I caught up with Leeatt Rothschild to learn more about the effort; here’s what she told me:
What is the social benefit you hope to achieve with or through your crowdfunding campaign?
Packed with Purpose curates gift boxes comprised of products that have a social impact. Each product is produced by a social enterprise or purse-driven company and has a unique contribution to society. For example, we feature honey produced by formerly incarcerated Chicago residents, who are part of a workforce development program to help them learn job skills, land a full time job, and successfully re-join society. Other products contribute to positive youth development, or sustainable farming practices.
How much money are you hoping to raise and why? How much have you raised so far?
Packed with Purpose aims to raise $30,000 to help cover expenses related to product sourcing, box production, fulfillment, among other things. Less than 48 hours after launch we are just shy of raising $9,000, and are already at 30% of our funding goal.
Whom are you trying to help with your project and why?
Packed with Purpose aims to generate social good across diverse individuals and communities in the US. In our first crowdfunded launch box we will be supporting individuals with barriers to employment through workforce development opportunities. We are also supporting the entrepreneurial and leadership development of urban teens. Every social enterprise (and individual associated with that organization) benefits from a Packed with Purpose purchase- be it through transitional employment opportunities to break the cycle of poverty or teen leadership development to secure a promising future.
What rewards, if any, are you offering to your supporters?
Rewards vary and include: a Packed with Purpose launch box, which will feature 5 products from social enterprises and socially conscious businesses; a subscription to a seasonal delivery of 4 Packed with Purpose boxes, each a unique curation of products; a fully- funded Bee Hive, in partnership with a Chicago social enterprise that produces honey, and a customized tour of a social enterprise + lunch with Founder, Leeatt Rothschild
Check out the campaign: