Two Agencies Sell Empty Boxes to Benefit Children’s Charities

Rampant commercialism. Black Friday. Idiots fighting over TV sets at Walmart. Is anyone sick of the disgustingly selfish focus on commercialism? Barton F. Graf 9000’s Jerry Graf and TDA_Boulder’s Jonathan Schoenberg are. The two men who ran into each other at a recent industry event decided to do something about it.

The two agencies have launched Bawx, a site on which, well, you can buy boxes. But with a twist. The boxes are both toys for children and a means of raising money for children’s charities Blue Sky Bridge in Boulder and Charley Davidson Fund in Boston.

As explained on the site, “Consumerism is a bit out of control these days. Kids would much rather spend time with their friends and parents and a Bawx, than the latest technology. Ok, that is a complete lie, but maybe if they did have a Bawx they would spend more time with people, and a bit less time with pixels.”

It’s an admirable effort. All box manufacturing costs will be born by the two agencies and all proceeds will be donated to the charities. A range of boxes are available from $24.99 to $499.99. But, all the boxes are the same. It’s up to the buyer to decide how much they want to donate.

It’s really “The perfect holiday gift for the 2 – 61⁄2 year old who would rather play with the box than what’s inside.”

by Steve Hall    Dec-12-13