Limited Edition valentine's day box

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Well hello again and Happy Valentine's Day! Welcome to what some view as the most controversial and artificial holiday if the year. But I'm here to spread some joy to small businesses, good books, and fighting hunger.

 

This box is specifically focused around supporting the LGBTQIA+ community

 

Homelessness and hunger are often joined together. According to True Colors United, "In the United States, 4.2 million youth experience homelessness each year, with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth 120% more likely to experience homelessness than their non-LGBTQ peers."

 

Love is love, plain and simple. So I've focused this box around the LGBTQIA+ community and $3 from every blind date with a book sold with go to True Colors United. If you don't know where your home is, how can you know where your next meal is?

💖 Doing Good by Fighting Hunger: Donation Partner: True Colors 💖

True Colors United implements innovative solutions to youth homelessness that focus on the unique experiences of LGBTQ young people.

 

In the United States, 4.2 million youth experience homelessness each year, with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth 120% more likely to experience homelessness than their non-LGBTQ peers. True Colors United is committed to changing that.

 

If we can ensure that services are safe for and affirming of the most impacted young people, we can be confident that they’ll be safe and affirming for everyone. We believe that youth homelessness is a community issue. Real change can happen when people come together with a shared vision.

💖 The Music of What Happens by Bill Konigsberg  💖

Max: Chill. Sports. Video games. Gay and not a big deal, not to him, not to his mom, not to his buddies. And a secret: An encounter with an older kid that makes it hard to breathe, one that he doesn't want to think about, ever.

 

Jordan: The opposite of chill. Poetry. His "wives" and the Chandler Mall. Never been kissed and searching for Mr. Right, who probably won't like him anyway. And a secret: A spiraling out of control mother, and the knowledge that he's the only one who can keep the family from falling apart.

 

Throw in a rickety, 1980s-era food truck called Coq Au Vinny. Add in prickly pears, cloud eggs, and a murky idea of what's considered locally sourced and organic. Place it all in Mesa, Arizona, in June, where the temp regularly hits 114. And top it off with a touch of undeniable chemistry between utter opposites.

 

Over the course of one summer, two boys will have to face their biggest fears and decide what they're willing to risk -- to get the thing they want the most.

💖 The Snack: A Marshmallow Treats from Creative Crispies  💖

Creative Crispies Co. is an indulgent snack brand that specialize in elevating the classic sweet and chewy rice krispie treat everyone has enjoyed growing up to a whole new level. We are not your ordinary square, we are extraordinary. Our treats are fun, exciting, and add personality to your party, celebration & gift-giving.

 

Creative Crispies Co. treats are made to order with only real fresh ingredients and with no added preservatives. Every treat is handcrafted with great attention to detail and are completely customizable.

💖 Bonus Bookmark 💖

Breakeven Books is run by Eric, one of my favorite friends on Booktube (It's Youtube for book people, it's a thing). I'm so excited we were able to collaborate together for this box.

 

Eric, thanks for being an amazing friend and soundboard! These are his Love is Love bookmarks! Show your support of the LGBTQIA+ community!

 

Also, go follow and subscribe to Eric's Youtube Channel!

YT: @breakevenbooks