two brands, one vision
In 2020, we founded The Little Black Box® to make meaningful gifting easy while giving back to the communities around us. The vision of The Little Black Box® is to redefine the gifting industry by ingraining giving into gift giving, while providing the highest level of quality of products and service. Unlike other gifting companies, The Little Black Box® is a truly bespoke service, really elevating what it means to give a meaningful gift. The Little Black Box® places uplifting other women and small businesses at the center of everything we do, sourcing primarily products that cannot be found via large distributors and donating a portion of each purchase to charities for women like Alternatives for Girls. However, as The Little Black Box® brand grew, it was paramount that our community impact grew along with us. To widen this impact, we created Citizen Society – our very own product line and activism hub – to further the philanthropic arm of our company. Through Citizen Society, we work with unique grassroots nonprofits around the country, like The LEWIS Registry, not only through donations but also through active engagement with the causes they bring to light. We also support amazing individuals creating change in their communities, like our Citizen Society partner Cathy Marshall ("CaDori") -- a nurse, entrepreneur, and philanthropist addressing homelessness, breast cancer screening, mental health, domestic violence, and so much more through her multifaceted work. Our ultimate vision for the Citizen Society brand is to become a larger hub of meaningful conversation across many diverse communities, promoting engagement and involvement with key issues, and making giving back to others the norm in the context of a society that tends to value consumerism more than activism.
We are proud to present both the Little Black Box® and Citizen Society brands together in service of our larger vision of fostering deep human connection and respect. Whether we accomplish this through helping our customers give a heartfelt personalized gift to one special person via The Little Black Box®, or through opening their eyes to a cause that affects millions via a Citizen Society initiative, we are dedicated to this work. Thank you to each of you – our amazing customers and partners – for supporting us and making this work both fun and meaningful!
With love and gratitude,
Michelle & Carrie