Heritage Box, a new company devoted to monthly deliveries, officially launched last month in January with the express purpose of mailing out mystery boxes full of goodies from Africa. The Heritage Box is curated to teach children ages 7 to 12 about Black History and geography of the countries of Africa. (Because there are a lot of them. You know, it being a continent and all.) (I'm looking at you, Raven-Symone. You ain't from everywhere in Africa.)
In February, they have a Black History themed box where they consulted with teachers and educators on the content for each box. As these boxes are mostly for school-age children, they make sure that the games and books are age appropriate. They consult with parents, educators, and children on the contents.
The African Travel box is delivered every other month with some special boxes in between. They contain appropriate souvenirs from the featured country chosen by a Procurement Manager who is based in Kenya and who travels all over Africa in search of the perfect souvenirs and African authored books to share.
From their site they explain their purpose:
Founded by African American and African parents, Heritage Box was created to provide our children engaging ways to teach our children their history and African geography. We want our children to grow up proud of their culture, proud of who they are.
It has become even more important in these times to instill these values in our children . Our monthly subscription boxes are specially curated to provide a rich cultural understanding, open children's eyes up to the beauty and magnificence of Africa , and to keep children excited about learning more about themselves. We believe instilling this foundation will lead to children that are self aware and confident in their skin!
What's comes in the first Heritage Box?
- An authentic Masaai Box to store future African souvenirs
- A world map
- A postcard album to store postcards from the different countries/places we will visit together
- A journal to record their thoughts
- A book with an overview of African American history
- A bookmark for the books they will receive
During the second month:
kids receive a “Travel” package that focuses on one country in Africa. You'll get a souvenir, some games, a book and other surprises.
During the third month:
kids will enjoy a heritage box featuring a theme or person in Black history.
How Much Does it Cost?
A month-to-month plan is $29.99 per month but a better deal would be the 6 month prepaid plan for $162. You're charged every 6 months with a reminder prior to being charged again.
I wish I had a coupon code to give friends, but it's still a great investment for anyone looking to give their kids a monthly gift that comes in the mail and is a surprise. Well done, Heritage Box.