Near and dear to Just Bee is the Christmas Box House, a 501(c)3 nonprofit that supports abused and neglected children.
Lit from Within!
Christmas Box International and the Christmas Box House, were inspired by the book The Christmas Box,
which celebrates love for children. Christmas Box International
provides services around the United States and the world to improve the
quality of life for children who have been abused or neglected.
Christmas Box House provides transitional shelter for children removed
from abusive homes. Children stay at the Christmas Box House before
going on to foster homes or before returning to their own homes once
they are safe.
The Christmas Box
House additionally serves as a one-stop assessment center where
children receive mental, emotional and physical care in a loving,
home-like environment. they also receive badly needed new clothing and
Just Bee's Lori Mertz
and her father Ted Mertz
keeping with Just Bee’s bee-lief in win-win-win scenarios, 20% of the
proceeds from sales at the Just Bee launch event held on November 14,
2007 in Newport Beach, California were donated to the Christmas Box
House, as well as a box of Just Bee merchandise.
I wish the Christmas Box House had existed when I
took in three foster children of my own in May, 1995. They arrived at
my home in Salt Lake City with all their clothes and possessions
fitting in one small box. The state provided me just $163 per child for
new wardrobes (bathing suits to snow suits).
Just Bee I can now support the Christmas Box House in a whole new way;
new clothing for infants, toddlers and teens to touch, move & inspire. Reminders that they are perfect, whole and lit from within!
To learn more about the Christmas Box House and Christmas Box International, visit their website at TheChristmasBoxHouse.org.