Our choice of words matter. Negative words have become all too common. Judgment and divisiveness have disrupted positive discourse and inclusivity. We see anger and frustration everywhere we turn and sometimes the abundance of negative words can become overwhelming. We know these words hurt us by affecting our moods and our actions. We also know that positive words can have a dramatic positive effect and can change the ways we think and the ways we act. Hearing or reading the words kindness and love and acting on these principles can quite literally be game changers.
The Growth Chart is the perfect gift for every parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, cousin, sibling, godparent, friend, and child. It can be used by preschool teachers or daycare providers to mark the growth of their students. Because the chart is durable and beautiful, it can continue to hang on the wall indefinitely and can be passed on as a family treasure. Because it is available with inches or centimeters, it is perfect for families in the United States as well as elsewhere around the world.
**The growth chart shown is the first prototype and the drawings of children will be printed on the cloth. The final chart is being designed as part of this project.
The chart is an especially beautiful way to announce a pregnancy or adoption to a family member or friend. Simply present the chart as a gift with a picture of the sonogram or a photo of the adoptive child.
Inclusivi-tee always donates 50% of our profits to non-profit organizations. With the growth charts, we will supplement this giving by donating $5 from each purchase to an organization supporting children. You will have a chance to nominate and vote on the organization during this campaign.
Since our launch in July 2017, Inclusivi-tee's mission has been making the world better, one tee at a time. With the growth chart, we are expanding our product line but not changing our mission. Now we are simply striving to make the world better, one product at a time. The growth chart helps us spread a positive message to counter the negative messages we see.
All of us thrive when we are loved and protected. This is especially important for children, whose brains are still developing and characters are still forming. In order to raise people who are compassionate, we need to actively teach compassion and kindness. This chart reminds your children (and everyone who visits your home) that you value kindness and strive to make choices based on this powerful principle.
This chart allows people to mark the growth of a child in a permanent manner while having space to write comments and hang pictures. Like a baby book, it can mark your child's growth. Unlike a baby book, it does not end after one or two years and does not get placed in a drawer and forgotten. Instead, it stays on your wall, where everyone who visits your home can be reminded every day to be kind.
Lexee Crystal Harris, is the talented artist creating images for our chart. Lexee is a true renaissance woman - an accomplished singer, songwriter, model, actress, and artist and the author of the comic book series entitled "Samarakan." She began singing at age four and loves all genres of music. Lexee works on expanding her many talents by taking acting classes, dancing, and vocal lessons.
Lexee said she is excited to be a part of the project because she values kindness and community. You can learn more about Lexee on Inclusivi-tee's website, under artists or by visiting Lexee's Facebook Page.
Kat McKee is a mother of 4 grown children, currently enjoying living close to her 3 grandsons. Sewing has been one of her creative hobbies for decades, and being semi-retired now allows her more time to pursue her hobbies.
Kat said, "I was excited to be asked to create the prototype for the growth chart. It allowed me to use my creative side to support kindness and children, two of my passions. I think these charts are perfect for everyone who loves children."
Lori Myren-Manbeck, our CEO, founder and mother of two, is a licensed clinical psychologist with a passion for helping people and protecting the earth. In addition to running Inclusivi-tee, Lori works as a geriatric psychologist.
"The focus of my life is kindness, whether in my work as a psychologist or as the CEO of Inclusivi-tee. I try to see every decision and choice I make through a lens of Intentional kindness. I am really excited to announce that Inclusivi-tee just joined World Kindness USA as a founding member. Watch for a lot more kindness to come!"
From the beginning, Inclusivi-tee's goal has been to bring together a group of diverse, passionate people, dedicated to spreading kindness and promoting social and environmental justice. Our board consists of seven members of varying ages and includes voices from the LGBTQ community, the African American community, and the Muslim community. We commit to running our company openly and honestly and striving to demonstrate our values in everything we do. For more information on the board, please see our FAQ.
Kindness really does help us grow---as children, as communities, and as the world. Join us in this campaign and help us show that kindness is a strong and powerful force.