FabFitFun Co-founder "Blown Away" by Starlight Brave Gowns, Partners with Charity

By Karen Bliss 12/15/16 | www.samaritanmag.com

With 200,000 subscribers eagerly awaiting their surprise box full of lifestyle goodies, it makes sense to add some extra goodness in there. Women’s product box service FabFitFun teams up with a charity each season and this winter it’s the Starlight Children’s Foundation.

“Their mission is simply bringing happiness to sick children and I can't imagine a more worthy cause.  As a mom, it's something near and dear to my heart,” said FabFitFun co-founder Katie Rosen in a statement. “We partnered with the nonprofit to create a star pin in each box to help to raise awareness for the more than 30 million children in the U.S. who suffer from a critical, chronic or terminal illness.

“Starlight provides seriously ill children and their families access to programs that offer the best in entertainment, education and innovative technology.”

Rosen is “especially blown away by their newest program: Starlight Brave Gowns.”

A Brave Gown — photo credit: Starlight.
The brightly colored gowns, “replace unattractive, uncomfortable and embarrassing hospital garments,” according to the Starlight web site, and are available for kids, ages 2 to 12, for $25 (USD). They can also be purchased for a child you know. They meet strict hospital safety protocols; allow for IV access on both sleeves; and provide easy access to heart monitors.

The FabFitFun winter box (value $200 USD; cost $49.99) — packed with a full-size D.L. & Co candle; Anderson Lilley body cream; O.R.G. skincare face peel; Moleskine notebook/planner; Butter London mascara; and necklace from Gorjana; and Marie Mae notecards (whose purchase “provides training to artisan groups around the world) — includes a custom-created star pin to raise awareness for the Starlight Children’s Foundation.

The company asks its subscribers to take a photo of the pin and share their holiday wish using #wishonastar #fabfitfun.  There is also an option to donate directly to Starlight, through their add-on program.

Last season, FabFitFun partnered with Pencils of Promise, the charity created in 2008 by Adam Braun to help build schools and create educational opportunities in underserved communities around the world. Among its most well-known supporters is Justin Beiber, whose manager Scooter is Adam’s brother.  FabFitFun also raised money towards the cause but “can’t disclose any numbers.”

Since 1982, Starlight has brought entertainment, education and technology to more than 60 million sick kids around the world. Starlight Foundation partners with world-class brands and companies, charitable foundations, socially aware groups and organizations and philanthropic individuals to bring entertainment, education and innovate technology to sick kids through a nationwide network of community partners.


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