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CAUSEBOX: A Seasonal Selection of Socially-Conscious Products for Women

BY La Jolla Mom

CAUSEBOX, a lovely subscription box full of socially-conscious products for women, is the first of its kind. Each item is hand-selected by Sevenly, a company dedicating to raising awareness and funding by donating money from every purchase on their site to charity. After much success with their first CAUSEBOX, Sevenly released their spring version and I was thrilled to see what’s inside.

Every CAUSEBOX has at least $150 of retail value, but subscribers pay $49.95 per quarter. For every box sold, 7% of every purchase is given back to charity. Subscribers have the opportunity to choose between several charity partners at the time of order. For example, Sevenly’s first CAUSEBOX raised $3500 for the Jessie Rees Foundation which provides fun play kits for kids who have been diagnosed with cancer. As the word gets out about CAUSEBOX, funds raised will undoubtedly grow.

An unexpected benefit of CAUSEBOX is that my 8-year-old fashionista immediately spied some things she’d like to have. Of course, I had her read the enclosed details about the businesses behind each product to learn about why it was made and the cause it benefits.

A Peek Inside the Spring CAUSEBOX

Denik “Be the Change” Journal

A portion from every notebook that Denik sells goes toward funding schools in developing countries through organizations like Pencils of Promise. The message on this journal full of lined pages is certainly motivational, and my daughter already took it for her own trip planning notes, which I am O.K. with.

The Denik notebook and Tribe-Alive bracelet items in Sevenly's spring CAUSEBOX

Tribe-Alive Bracelet

Speaking of things that my daughter immediately took from the box, this beaded bracelet was created by Tribe-Alive exclusively for Sevenly. Each bracelet is handmade by women in Honduras under fair trade working conditions, and this collaboration bracelet alone helped Tribe-Alive provide 20 jobs for women in Honduras.

Half United “Fighting Hunger” Necklace

Half of the profits of this necklace—which is made in Downtown Los Angeles—are donated directly to global hunger relief efforts. It’s meant to make a compelling statement with hand-polished bullet casings, melted down to symbolize the end of something negative (hunger), adorning the pretty gold chain. I appreciate the message but am on the fence about it, because it’s only wearable for a tiny minority.

I figure that there will always be one thing in a subscription box that won’t appeal and this is it for me. However, other feedback on the necklace has been extremely positive because it is the most popular piece of jewelry made by Half United and their donation percentage is impressive.

The Half United "Fighting Hunger" necklace and Tribe-Alive bracelet in Sevenly's spring CAUSEBOX

Perf Turkish Towel

O.K., it’s a towel, but I’ve been wearing it around my neck all day as a scarf. It’s flat woven in Turkey, highly-absorbent and fast drying. It rolls up so tightly that it never occurred to me that it’s a towel. But, it doesn’t matter if people are giving me compliments, right? I am psyched to travel with it, however. It would have come in handy during our vacation in Kota Kinabalu as we transferred from pool to beach and back again. Perf gives 15% of profits to community development projects in Haiti.

Smarty Pants Vitamins

A child in need receives vitamins for every bottle of Smarty Pants vitamins sold. They’ve partnered with Vitamin Angels and together they’ve helped over 500,000 at-risk children. These gummy vitamins for adults are made in California.

Good Spread Peanut Butter and Honey Packet (Sample Size)

For every jar sold of Good Spread Peanut Butter, a packet of ready-to-use therapeutic food will be donated to children suffering from malnutrition. Also, the palm oil used in the peanut butter is, of course, sustainable.

And having just visited the orangutans at Shangri-la’s Rasa Ria Resort and Spa Nature Reserve, I’m extremely sensitive to issues surrounding palm oil. This is something I’ll continue to buy because it’s really tasty!

Smarty Pants Vitamins, Good Spread Peanut Butter and Honey Packet, and Perf Turkish Towel in the Sevenly spring Causebox

 “Good Day” Sevenly Cling

Pictured in the very top photo (and a bit in the one below), this cool motivational cling can boost your mood and serve as a reminder that each day is precious. It peels off and on easily. This little inclusion is just for you.

Get Your Quarterly Box of Social Good

Subscribe to CAUSEBOX

There is still time to sign up for CAUSEBOX to receive the spring shipment! And, when you do, don’t forget to share photos using hashtags #CAUSEBOX02 and #CAUSEBOXLOVE. You may cancel your subscription at any time. A CAUSEBOX would also make a great Mother’s Day gift around the corner. What are you waiting for?

*This post is brought to you by CAUSEBOX by Sevenly and I’m happy to share something so chic that is good for people and our planet.

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