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Find Your/self Boxes Mental Health Focused Boxes

Customizable and curated self-care boxes focused on fostering connection and promoting sustainable self-care for improved mental health!

$4,623
pledged of$8,000 goal
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Campaign Ends on October 31, 2021

Project Description

Mission:

Find Your/self Boxes was created to foster the connection between a loved one and their friend, partner, coworker, employee, or family member who may be working through mental health challenges by providing curated  and customizable boxes filled with research-backed wellness products that promote healing.

 

The Why: 

Sitting on my bed at my first treatment center, I watched as my family entered my room, unsure exactly what to say or do. I wasn’t sure what to say or do either. Mental health challenges don’t come with a guide for the person experiencing them or for the people around them. We were all timid at first, treading lightly with our words and our actions. But treading lightly doesn’t enable healing. 

We had to dig deeper for healing. We found healing in small, but bold statements of love and support. I saw it in the letters and notes family and friends wrote for me while I was in the hospital. I saw it when my dad bought an UNO deck for us to use because he saw it was the only time I took part in the world outside of myself. I saw it every evening when a “song of the day” from my brother found its way into my inbox. It always contained music he thought would lift my spirit. I saw it when a friend picked out the cereal part of some Lucky Charms to leave a bag of marshmallows (the only good part) on my pillow when I came back from treatment one night. What I realized was these meaningful moments of engagement helped us all connect when my illness tried to sever all connections. Small gestures opened the door for deeper conversation. 

I drew inspiration from these moments in my recovery and coupled that with professional guidance to create a box that would serve as a way to meet yourself and your friend, family member, partner, co-worker, or employee where they are. Instead of treading lightly, Find Your/self Boxes is a bold statement of support. We choose to not shy away from talking mental health, mental illness, and wellness on a full spectrum. Everyone has mental health so it’s time we talk about it. We know wellness doesn’t look the same for every person, so our mission is to create a customizable and curated box experience to meet many

 

What will I do with the money? 

I am choosing now to raise money because I have spent the last year learning from the customers we have served thus far. Using that data and feedback I am aware that the company can do some incredible things to expand. This money will be used to expand our product line to address areas of self-care that are currently not being targeted. 

The money will also go towards a program I am creating for hospitals and treatment centers to bring on the boxes as an intake or discharge package to make the transitions into and out of treatment less difficult. 

It is also important for the company to bring on another employee. Doing so will allow for the business to expand more rapidly. I’m a one woman show, and I know I only have a limited number of hours in a day. By bringing on someone else I can more rapidly expand the reach of the company. 

And finally, this money will go towards creating useful guides to ensure that when products are delivered they come with guidance to allow the receiver to maximize the healing benefits from their products. We don’t want to be another pretty box of products, we want to provide real value. 

By contributing to this campaign you are not only making these goals more attainable for the business, but you’re also bringing hope to so many people. You’re giving people the chance to connect with those in their life in a way they might not have been able to before. You’re helping people who are healing understand that they are valued. And you’re helping to shatter the walls of stigma to build a community that welcomes everyone, regardless of how they identify or what stage of healing they are in. I cannot thank you enough for your donation. Together we will do big things. Together we are stronger. 

 

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Do I get to build my own box? 
    • Yes! But only if you want to. We have options to build a custom box or create a curated one created by the Find Your/self family. Self-care is personal so we believe the experience of shopping for a box should meet your needs. 

 

  • How are your boxes different than what’s on the market? 
    • We differentiate these boxes in a few ways. We offer options to really make these boxes personal and special by allowing you to create and send a custom Spotify playlist or add photos to the box. We also include self-care guides that help the receiver engage deeper with their products. Self-care is not just about a product, it’s about actively committing to show up for yourself and treat yourself with love and respect. Our products are also really unique. We try to include vendors and creators that are local (to Boston) or small businesses with unique perspectives around self-care and mental health.

 

  • Who would benefit from receiving this box?
    • You can order a box for yourself or for someone you care about. The boxes include products that focus on different areas of mental wellness. They help make the healing process more enjoyable and more comfortable. The boxes are for anyone looking for some extra self-care. Our belief is that self-care shouldn’t be a gendered experience but a human experience.

 

Wendy
10/21/2021
Monetary Contribution
$36
Rgothelf@umich.edu
10/18/2021
Monetary Contribution
$40
Tara M
10/07/2021
Monetary Contribution
$100
Heidi Landis
10/05/2021
Stick That Ish
$20
Liz E
09/19/2021
Stick That Ish
$20
Lauren Cavanagh
09/16/2021
Monetary Contribution
$75
Brian Pu Ruiz
09/15/2021
Never been seen before
$300
Nancy Kim
09/13/2021
Monetary Contribution
$200
Brent and Caitlin
09/09/2021
Put Your Hoodie Up
$150
Lisa
09/07/2021
Monetary Contribution
$50
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

20 Supporters
Select this reward
150.00 USD
Put Your Hoodie Up

Find Your/self custom logo hoodie for cozy nights. White hoodie with coral and navy logo! 

You will also receive public adoration, stickers, and a handwritten thank you note. 

4 Supporters
Select this reward
5.00 USD
Public Adoration

We want to recognize you and your generosity. We will shout you out on our Instagram page, Facebook page, and in our weekly newsletter. It’s our virtual way of shouting our gratitude from the rooftop!

3 Supporters
Select this reward
20.00 USD
Stick That Ish

Who doesn’t love a good sticker? You will receive a sticker with our logo and our signature Handle With Self-Care sticker along with a handwritten thank you note and all of the public adoration on our channels! 

6 Supporters
Select this reward
75.00 USD
A Pretty Pinny

Find Your/self branded pinny for all of your outdoorsy summer needs! 

You will also receive public adoration, stickers, and a handwritten thank you note. 

3 Supporters
Select this reward
300.00 USD
Never been seen before

Find Your/self Boxes is bringing in some new inventory and you’ll be the first to test and use it. This will include four items that have not been sold on our site before. 

You will also receive a Find Your/self Pinny, public adoration, stickers, and a handwritten thank you note. 

 

4 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
Let's Get Some Shoes!

Hand-painted custom Find Your/self TOMS. 

You will also receive public adoration, stickers, and a handwritten thank you note. 

3 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
750.00 USD
Box It Up

Choose four people you want to send one of our curated boxes to. You’ll be able to choose from a list of box types. 

You will also receive public adoration, stickers, a handwritten thank you note, and a Find Your/self hoodie. 

0 Supporters
Select this reward
1,500.00 USD
Box Your Way

Create your very own Find Your/self feature box. This box will be displayed as our feature box for the quarter with your story and photo alongside of it. You will work with the founder to create a box that fits your idea of self-care. The products you choose can be products currently sold or new products. This box will be all about your self-care vibe.

You will then be given the opportunity to send this box to three people of your choosing and you’ll receive a discount affiliate code to send to all of your people to use on your box. 

0 Supporters
Select this reward

Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

20 Supporters
Select this reward
150.00 USD
Put Your Hoodie Up

Find Your/self custom logo hoodie for cozy nights. White hoodie with coral and navy logo! 

You will also receive public adoration, stickers, and a handwritten thank you note. 

4 Supporters
Select this reward
5.00 USD
Public Adoration

We want to recognize you and your generosity. We will shout you out on our Instagram page, Facebook page, and in our weekly newsletter. It’s our virtual way of shouting our gratitude from the rooftop!

3 Supporters
Select this reward
20.00 USD
Stick That Ish

Who doesn’t love a good sticker? You will receive a sticker with our logo and our signature Handle With Self-Care sticker along with a handwritten thank you note and all of the public adoration on our channels! 

6 Supporters
Select this reward
75.00 USD
A Pretty Pinny

Find Your/self branded pinny for all of your outdoorsy summer needs! 

You will also receive public adoration, stickers, and a handwritten thank you note. 

3 Supporters
Select this reward
300.00 USD
Never been seen before

Find Your/self Boxes is bringing in some new inventory and you’ll be the first to test and use it. This will include four items that have not been sold on our site before. 

You will also receive a Find Your/self Pinny, public adoration, stickers, and a handwritten thank you note. 

 

4 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
Let's Get Some Shoes!

Hand-painted custom Find Your/self TOMS. 

You will also receive public adoration, stickers, and a handwritten thank you note. 

3 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
750.00 USD
Box It Up

Choose four people you want to send one of our curated boxes to. You’ll be able to choose from a list of box types. 

You will also receive public adoration, stickers, a handwritten thank you note, and a Find Your/self hoodie. 

0 Supporters
Select this reward
1,500.00 USD
Box Your Way

Create your very own Find Your/self feature box. This box will be displayed as our feature box for the quarter with your story and photo alongside of it. You will work with the founder to create a box that fits your idea of self-care. The products you choose can be products currently sold or new products. This box will be all about your self-care vibe.

You will then be given the opportunity to send this box to three people of your choosing and you’ll receive a discount affiliate code to send to all of your people to use on your box. 

0 Supporters
Select this reward