I am so excited to write this post! We were lucky enough to get to review an amazing new company at our house this week and now we get to share them with you! Our friends over at Mightee Kids sent us a one month subscription t-shirt and a little bit of information about January’s charity.
Before I get into the neat t-shirt, let me give you a little bit of background. Mightee Kids’ goal is “to develop Mightee Kids that help others, one tee at a time.” It’s pretty simple, really: you buy a subscription to Mightee Kids (there are subscriptions that are one month, three months, and four months. After you have subscribed, you receive one box each month. Each Mightee Kids box contains a t-shirt in the size you specified and a brochure that outlines the cause of the month. Each month Mightee Kids sponsors a different charity or organization that somehow helps out children that are struggling around the world. For instance, this month’s charity is called Smile Train. From the Mightee Kids website: “ Smile Train is focused on solving a single problem: cleft lip and cleft palate. They provide a child born with a cleft the same opportunities in life as a child born without a cleft.” When you purchase a Mightee Kids subscription, each monthly box donates $5 to the cause of the month. When we received our box, the kids couldn’t wait to rip it open. I made them wait just long enough that I could snap a quick picture of the adorable packaging.
We quickly took off the cute decorative tape to see what we would find inside:
The first thing we saw was a nicely wrapped t-shirt with the colorful brochure on top. The kids were immediately interested in the brochure and wanted to know what it said. Cade began to read it to the girls, but I stopped him so we could check the rest of it out before we started learning about Smile Train.
The brochure included was very child-friendly. The illustrations piqued the kids’ interest, and they wanted to know what it said. When I read them the information about Smile Train and taught them about children with cleft lip and palates, they were engaged and asked questions about what was on the card. The photos did a great job of helping them understand the information I was sharing with them, which was really helpful, since they have no experience with other kids with cleft issues. They were very sympathetic when they read that kids who can’t afford surgery often have a hard time making friends, and were excited to learn that a little bit of the money from their new t-shirt was going to help a child have a surgery that would help them so much.
CeCe was the first one to get to wear the new shirt, which will fit all three older kids. They are rotating days, because it’s that exciting to get a new shirt! Especially one that fits everyone!
As you can see, it was a smash hit. I love that I was able to incorporate compassion for the less fortunate into something like buying new clothes. My kids learned about something they had never heard of prior to today, and they now want to tell everyone who comments on their shirt about Smile Train. I love teaching them empathy and giving them a world view, which I feel Mightee Kids is encouraging. I plan on buying a monthly Mightee Kids shirt every now and then, and think they would make great birthday gifts for friends as well.
I also want to mention that the t-shirt is 100% cotton and very well made. It is soft and didn’t shrink much when we washed it. I think the quality is great, which is nice to know as well.
So now to the fun part: you can enter to win a one month’s subscription to Mightee Kids for your own child! The winner will receive one of the January Mightee Kids subscription boxes. I think that once you receive it, you’ll be hooked and will have to sign up for another right away!