AVENTURA, FL (BlackNews.com) — While care packages are no stranger to the college market, Florida-based Freshman Fun Box is the first Black woman-owned care package and subscription box service specifically geared toward college and boarding school students.
Designed to help students adapt to being away, this box is different from the norm. Dubbed “a hello from home,” the box is filled with name brand and niche products parents trust, know and love. Unique in that every month, the con-tents are different, students will have something to wear, eat, something for school, something for personal care and other life skills training tools that will help them as they navigate through the school year.
Giving back to the community, a portion of the proceeds from every box is donated to an educational non-profit to support boxes for boarding school and college students in need.
“We’ve created something that will help keep parents worry free,” says Peachi Williams, VP of Brand Development. “Most care packages focus on food, with one or two additional items that may or may not be used. Being away from home can be hard, and we wanted to make sure students have the things they need, and more.
This box isn’t just for freshmen. It’s helpful for all students in college, whether they live in a dorm or apartment. Everything is carefully hand-selected and evaluated by students to ensure we have the best selections each month so that everything is used throughout the year.”
Considering inclusivity, there are three box colors to choose from. Green for energy and vitality, Pink for playfulness and a charming nature, and Blue for confidence and intelligence. The company also acts as a resource for parents through their active social media, including the Freshman Fun Box Parent Community on Facebook where they have guest speakers to provide tips and advice for both parents and students.
“This box was what I didn’t know I needed until I found it. I love the element of surprise that comes with each box, and I love the attention to detail the Freshman Fun Box staff uses in order to create what goes inside each one,” says Natalie Harris, Fresh U.
The Freshman Fun Box ships during the second week of the month, and orders must be placed by the 20th of the previous month. Available for one-time purchases, monthly subscriptions, or a full-year package, each box is valued at over $110 each month. Birthday boxes and gift cards are also available.