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Smyrna Woman Launches Business to Help Disenfranchised Youth

HumanityR looks to provide kids with the necessary school supplies to learn.

Courtesy HumanityR
Courtesy HumanityR
Last week, Tammy Oh of Smyrna launched HumanityR, a socially conscious business hoping to provide some of America's most disenfranchised youth with the necessary school supplies to learn. 

In an email to Patch, Oh wrote,

“It is amazing to know that in today's internet savvy, over connected world, that there are kids who don't even have the proper supplies (i.e. crayons, paper, pencils, etc) to really absorb what their teachers are trying to teach them. 

“We provide school supply packs, aptly named "Magical School Box," to every single child at our target schools. We pay for the packs out of profits made from our graphic tee shirt sales. Every shirt sold provides one pack to a child. 

“For us, it's more about helping where we can rather than exploiting a group of people for the sake of profit.”

According to its website, here’s how HumanityR works:

We partner with rural schools across America, who have a significant population of children living at or below the poverty line. 

For every shirt purchased, we create one box of school supplies. 

That means that we personally run out to the store, buy the supplies, and create the boxes. The content of the boxes is determined by comparing multiple school supply lists. Our aim is to put as many supplies into one box as possible. 

We are not a non-profit organization, nor do we receive any kind of government funding. All of our school boxes are paid for through the generosity of you!

Every shirt makes a difference. 

Learn more about HumanityR here: www.humanityr.com

Ravens Nest Foundation March 27, 2014 at 04:51 PM
This is truly an awesome business. We at Ravens nest Foundation. Like to be involved in the community. RNF offers Counseling, Mentoring, and Therapy to at -risk youth and families in need. Please review our website http://www.ravensnestinc.org. For more information contact us at 770-874-3238. We would love to join forces with you.

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