Hello beautiful darlings!

Today is one of those days in which I am overly excited to be sharing a project that has become something close to my heart. You know that as an extension of my love for community and people, I have a heart for justice and social change. I am often drawn to purchase, follow, and fall in love with companies that besides helping local economies, are also creating change. In comes amazing eyeglass company Warby & Parker and their fabulous collaboration with 826 national. 

826 is a non-profit organization that provides opportunities to under-resourced children ages 6-18 to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills through their network of eight tutoring centers. 

On October 21, 2014 in collaboration with 826 NYC and 826 LA, Warby and Parker first launched the cutest brand-new pair of frames called Kidd, in the classic but chic Revolver black in honor of the NYC chapter and sunglasses in honor of the L.A. one. Here is the interesting part, every limited-edition frame has been engraved with an edition number out of the 826 pairs produced that you can purchase here

Warby and Parker is also sponsoring two original publications showcasing students work. The Review from 826NYC (Poems, short stories, essays sponsored by the program) and 826 LA's Activity book (prompts and projects for children and adults) that you can purchase here

Since 826 is pro-imagination, pro-curiosity, they are all about the monumental power of reading and writing. I also happen to greatly value these things as well so needless to say, I am honored that Warby and Parker asked me to help them spread the word about this beautiful and meaningful collaboration. I already loved their products and have been following other projects that they are involved as well. 

What are your favorite small businesses that are creating social change? You can read of another collaboration similar to this one here