When we started Wobble Bey Bee we knew we wanted to be part of something bigger. We wanted to start a company that focused on selling products that were high quality and organic. Everything, down to the shipping materials was picked out specifically to make less of a footprint on this beautiful planet we call home. However, we still felt that wasn’t fully enough, we also wanted to find a way to give back to our community and to communities around the world. We thought long and hard and came up with the Buy 3 Give 1 idea. It’s really simple. For every 3 products sold, we give 1 swaddle blanket to someone in need. Whether that be a baby, a child, a teen, or an adult. Nobody is left out!
Our initial idea was to donate a portion of our proceeds to a cause that was dear to our hearts, but when we thought about it more, we realized that sometimes money is not what is needed the most. We were worried the money wouldn’t always go to whom it was intended to help, so to fix this dilemma we chose to donate actual blankets instead.
We couldn’t pick just one cause or recipient. There are far too many amazing organizations and individuals in this world to simply pick just one. So every month we pick somewhere specific to donate swaddles. As we grow, our goal is to be able to put options up on our website so you as a customer can choose exactly where you want a blanket to be donated.
Here is how our donation process works. If you order 3 or more items from our website (in one individual order), a blanket will be donated specifically in your name. If you order 6 items, then 2 blankets will be donated, and so on and so forth. This means that you will also receive a special thank you card for your donation. But what if you order less than 3 items? Or what if you order say 5 items? Don’t worry, we will still donate a blanket to someone special. For all orders that do not consist of 3 items or consist of an uneven number after 3 items, we keep track of as well. All of these orders are added up and we donate a blanket for every 3 items purchased.
Every month we will also have a little information available on our website, talking about each organization, place or person that we are supporting at the time. They may be close to home, somewhere we can actually hand deliver, or we may send them far off to somewhere in a part of the world that needs some extra help. It all really depends on who is in need at the time.
The best part about all of this is that we love to hear from all of you with ideas on where we should donate next! We have created an application so you can submit your ideas for causes, people, and places that are near and dear to your own hearts. If you know of somewhere that needs blankets, we would love to hear from you!
You can access our donation application here.