Send your employees a Work From Home Care Package to boost morale and alleviate stress. Packages include a bag of premium coffee, a snack, a candy bar, a notebook, a pen, a logic game book, a gift card, and a personal note. Proceeds support local non-profits.
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Taylor Robinette
Maker
Innovator
Based in the heart of San Francisco, we are a couple who have been working from home due to the implications of COVID-19 since early March. An increasing amount of cities around the country have ordered people to "stay home except for essential needs". Although working from home honors the flexibility that employees have earned through consistent hard work, many are facing difficulties adjusting to the drastic change of isolation and fear of the unknown. We have certainly felt this, and many of our colleagues across industries have echoed similar sentiments. We want to do something small to turn the negative, fearful dialogue around. Our solution is to send small care packages to our co-workers and team members, as a quick, easy way to share positive encouragement, while we are practicing social distancing. After receiving overwhelming amounts of validation and support, we have created this site to allow people across the country to send boxes to their WFH employees and co-workers, showing them that they care, too. We do not underestimate the impact that a small token of gratitude like a care package can make. We hope that WFH Care Packages will not only boost the morale of your team during these unprecedented times, but also reinforce that employees are more than the work they do; they are the spirits that power our companies and our world to reach new heights. A portion of the proceeds will go towards financially supporting San Francisco non-profits, such as food banks and elderly care, aimed to alleviate the impacts of COVID-19 in our community.
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Mauricio BalvaneraCo-Founder/Producer/Editor at Monstro
Very cool! Have you decided which charities you will be supporting?
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Taylor Robinette
Maker
Innovator
@mauriciob we’re going to be donating to local charities in the cities where care packages are sent. In San Francisco, that is the SF-Marin Food Bank and The San Francisco Disaster and Emergency Response and Recovery Fund.
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Aaron Lee D'Souza
Designer/Executive
Hey @tayrob5 , this looks cool but I noticed your description says a portion of the profits will be donated to SF non-profits. It isn't specified what that portion is, and more importantly, why not donate all the profits instead? At a time like this, profiting from a pandemic does not seem like the right thing to do. As much as there's a good sentiment behind this, this looks and feels like a way to make a quick buck while the world is suffering through a pandemic.
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Lauren Robinette
Maker
Business Development & Strategy
@tayrob5 Hi @aaroniclee, Thanks for reaching out and expressing your concern. We are constantly evaluating our finances to determine how we can donate most to our community. WFH Care Packages was started with the intent of finding a way to help employees struggling in the WFH environment as well as financially supporting non-profits actively trying to alleviate the impacts of COVID-19. At this time, we are trying to donate as much as possible while also funding our inventory, packaging, and shipping costs. I'm happy to answer any other questions, as we know WFH Care Package has positive intent to benefit the community.
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Satish GaireSerial Entrepreneur
Cool idea but the actual content in the package is not something that i would send my 73 employees. These Items make no sense: Candy bar = Stay Home & Get Fat Small snack = Stay Home & Get Fat Notebook and pen = Pointless in this age $10 gift card to a food delivery provider ( I would like to know which food delivery place is going to bring me food for under $10? Delivery Fee/ Service Fee/ Tip is almost $10. ) --- Maybe replace these items with something else OR.... Give them more $ on gift card & remove the junk items. or to just think of it, i will just add $50 extra on their pay & send a nice video email.
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Taylor Robinette
Maker
Innovator
@satishgaire Hi Satish! We've done custom packages for corporate clients. Several have decided to send higher dollar gift cards etc. Feel free to reach out if you would like us to put something together for your employees. There is something special about getting a package in the mail - especially at a time when most of the city is shut down!
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@satishgaire - Notebooks and Pens work without power, wifi, and they're not barrier to ideation. We notice team members were too quick to try and solution things online or with digital tools. Moving prelim ideas back to pen and paper forced people to think through the process, allow them to capture tangential ideas, AND capture the big ideas/concepts vs. going right to building things that looked good but made no sense. This is especially helpful when you have small teams or are resource challenged.
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Anthony GreviousBorder Plains Equipment
Congrats on the launch, Taylor! Not what I typically see on Product Hunt, but it’s a refreshing idea 🎉
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Taylor Robinette
Maker
Innovator
@anthonygrevious Thank you, Anthony!
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