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Thanks Shane! That was a great contribution! Per your feedback, I've been thinking of other community centers that we can build on and thoughts that come to mind are the elimination of food deserts which could require 1) support from private companies (i.e.establishment of more grocery stores in underserved communities) or 2) the support of government or individuals to supply land on which fresh produce could be grown and shared by the community. Maybe eve establishing a cash crop that could be used to help the people in the community (i.e. The coffee farms in Ethiopia).


null commented on Re-Customizing the Finnish Baby Box

I agree a customized solution based on where the box is distributed would make the most sense. Given that there are low income families around the world there would be several iterations. I think it would be great if every child was afforded this gift with parents choosing to decline, or take a smaller monetary gift like in the case of the Finnish box.


null commented on Baby Starter Kit (i.e. Finnish Baby Box)

Thanks everyone!

As I've thought about this idea a bit more, it occurred to me that this could be something more of a community effort by allowing others to donate gently used clothing to the boxes. My three month old just grew out of his 0-3 clothing and I have a friend who just had a baby last week. It was great to give her some of the items that he had barely had a chance to wear for her child. It would allow recipients to feel as if they have a way of giving back or paying it forward, thereby contributing to the welfare of the community.