30-second video of Corby’s experience giving an AwesomeBox to his wife, Lexi.
Start an AwesomeBox yourself.
One of our first customers, KaBOOM!, wants to use AwesomeBox in a new way, which we are excited to see!
We originally envisioned AwesomeBox as a many-to-one platform, where many people collaborate to celebrate one person. We are finding lots of many-to-many cases, where many users can co-author something for many people. We’ve had similar requests from businesses such as The Gap Inc./Banana Republic, Genentech and LADOL (deep offshore logistics base in Nigeria). We think this way of using AwesomeBox might catch on.
KaBOOM! Crowdsourced Partner Appreciation
KaBOOM! plans to use AwesomeBox to crowdsource holiday gifts for its over 90 Funding Partners including:
Using AwesomeBox’s platform for online collaboration, KaBOOM! staff and its more than one million volunteers and partners can contribute the best stories, photographs and personal testimonials from over 2,500 playgrounds built nationwide. The collection will tell a personal, creative and highly inspirational story of the awesome work implemented by KaBOOM! and its partners. The collection will be printed into a beautiful box set of cards so everyone can celebrate all the special moments.
KaBOOM! is the national non-profit dedicated to bringing balanced and active play into the daily lives of all kids, particularly those growing up in poverty in America. Since 1996, KaBOOM! has collaborated with partners to build, open or improve nearly 16,000 playgrounds, engaged more than one million volunteers and served 7.4 million children. KaBOOM! creates great places to play, inspires communities to promote and support play, and works to drive the national discussion about the importance of play in fostering healthy lives and communities. To learn why #playmatters: visit kaboom.org or join the conversation at twitter.com/kaboom orfacebook.com/kaboom.
Publicly available since Nov 1st.
Anybody can start one at AwesomeBox.com.
During private beta, we delivered AwesomeBoxes for…
… birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, bridal showers, baby showers, thank-yous, academic tenures, ordinations and get-wells. Two AwesomeBoxes were made for people fighting cancer. One arrived in time for the recipient to experience the love and memories with her family. She passed away the next morning.
What customers are saying
We’re still a little star struck by a few cards — one by Jerry Rice of the 49ers (below) and another by Stevie Nicks from Fleetwood Mac. Behavioral Economist Dan Arielyalso made an AwesomeBox, and we think he’s kinda a rock star too.
Yesterday, Tony Deifell did the first media appearance about AwesomeBox as a guest on “The Dirty Truth.“
Rachel Bellow & Suzanne Muchin host this live radio show about entrepreneurship that reaches 20K people through online and local broadcasts in Chicago (WJOB), Boston (WXBR), Detroit (WOMC), Pittsburgh (WLFP) and Seattle-Tacoma.