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Cocoa Puzzles: Diverse Art on Puzzles for Children

Cocoa Puzzles creates inspirational art on puzzles for the entire family to enjoy

$1,430
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Campaign Ends on June 30, 2022

Project Description

Cocoa Puzzles

We are a black-owned and woman-owned children's jigsaw puzzle company that creates inspirational, fun, colourful pieces of culture that pay tribute to the Caribbean heritage. A place where the adventure begins and imagination thrives. Founded in 2020, our art on puzzles features works from myself, Putrice Thomas and other underrepresented artists of minority cultures.  

42Piece Collection For ages 4+ designed and developed for little thinkers with easy to grip pieces.

42 Piece Puzzles

100Piece Collection For ages 6+ designed and developed for our little preschoolers with varying shapes to allow for problem solving independently.

100Piece Puzzles

 

 

The lack of diversity in the toy industry: At Cocoa Puzzles, our goal is to use art as a medium to educate children on the importance of cultural unity. Far too long the black and brown diaspora has been underrepresented in the toy industry. As parents and keepers, it is our responsibility to ensure that we fill our kid's hearts and minds with positive images so that they can feel a sense of belonging and identity. That's why I started the company with puzzles for little thinkers to help kids focus and develop emotional intelligence. Twenty (20) minutes of engaging quality time would ensure that we are doing our part to equip the next generation of leaders.

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Puzzle Pal Award

How Funding Can Help us Grow

 

Our goal of $10,000 will help us: 

  • Launch four (4) new puzzle designs (three 300piece puzzles and one 42piece puzzle) 

  • Allow us to increase the number of puzzles manufactured by 40% 

  • Replace the plastic packaging inside of the box with reusable fabric bags so we can make our company 100% plastic free by the end of 2022

Our stretch goal $15,000 will help us: 

  • Launch one (1) additional 100piece puzzle design, bringing the total to five(5) 

  • Hire one new artist/illustrator to join the Cocoa Puzzles family

Why Cocoa Puzzles Matter

Jigsaw puzzles are great tactile tools that can be used at home and in the classroom to help children develop memory skills. While completing a puzzle, children need to remember shapes, colors, positions and strategies as these are much needed skills for lifelong learning. 

We are more than just puzzles; we are a community of artists and people who care about the toys and games our children engage with. We care to make a difference to ensure that black representation is easily accessible and in abundance on store shelves.

Thank You

Thank you for donating to our campaign we truly appreciate your support. Be sure to check out our awesome rewards as a thank you for donating. To learn more about us check out our website and be sure to follow us on social for weekly campaign updates and shout-outs. 

 

 

 

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I donate if I do not live in the United States? Yes, you can make a monetary donation. 

2. Do I have to pay the shipping cost to collect my rewards? All rewards ship free within the contiguous United States

3. How will I receive my rewards? A form/sheet will be sent to your email to collect all personal information

4. When will the new puzzles arrive? We expect to have the new collection ready to be shipped on or before October 1st 2022. All funders will receive their puzzles first. 

5. What size are the puzzle print mugs? The mugs are 15oz they are both dishwasher and microwave safe.  

6. When will the happy birthday shout out begin and end? The Happy Birthday shout-outs will begin on May 1st, 2022 and end on April 30, 2023. Only children who are 12years and under qualify for this reward. We will celebrate your child's birthday in our Instagram Stories. 

 

The Urban Scent
05/16/2022
Monetary Contribution
$25
Cohen. J
05/12/2022
Monetary Contribution
$20
Kelly Wesley
05/12/2022
Monetary Contribution
$25
05/12/2022
Monetary Contribution
$20
Bizz
05/12/2022
Monetary Contribution
$25
Mrs. Wright
05/11/2022
Monetary Contribution
$50
05/09/2022
Brilliant Puzzler
$150
Joy-Tim
04/30/2022
Brilliant Puzzler
$150
Janice R
04/27/2022
Monetary Contribution
$10
Jenn Small
04/25/2022
Brilliant Puzzler
$150
Monetary Contribution

A little goes a long way. We appreciate every donation you make to support our dream. 

All funders will receive a shout-out in our weekly fundraiser updates

11 Supporters
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50.00 USD
Delightful Puzzler

 This Reward Includes: 

  • 1 Kid (12yrs under) Happy Birthday Shout-out on Instagram 
  • Three (3) Collectable Cocoa Puzzles Stickers 
1 Supporter
Select this reward
100.00 USD
Analytical Puzzler

 This Reward Includes: 

  • One (1) Kid (12yrs under) Happy Birthday Shout-out on Instagram 
  • One (1) Signature Cocoa Puzzle 15oz Mug 
  • Three (3) Collectable Cocoa Puzzles Stickers 
0 Supporters
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150.00 USD
Brilliant Puzzler

This Reward Includes: 

  • Two (2) Puzzles of your Choice from the New Collection
  • One (1) Signature Cocoa Puzzle 15oz Mug 
4 Supporters
Select this reward
250.00 USD
Puzzle Master

 This Reward Includes: 

  • Three (3) Puzzles of your choice from the New Collection 
  • Up-to two (2) Kid 12yrs under Happy Birthday Shout-out on Instagram 
  • One (1) Signature Cocoa Puzzle 15oz Mug 
  • Three (3) Collectable Cocoa Puzzles Stickers
2 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
Sensational Puzzler

 This Reward Includes: 

  • Four (4) Puzzles of your choice from the New Collection 
  • One (1) Signature Cocoa Puzzle 15oz Mug
0 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
Exceptional Puzzler

 This Reward Includes: 

  • One Puzzle of your choice from the New Collection built, and framed with artist signatures
  • Three (3) Collectable Cocoa Puzzles Stickers 
0 Supporters
Select this reward

Rewards

Monetary Contribution

A little goes a long way. We appreciate every donation you make to support our dream. 

All funders will receive a shout-out in our weekly fundraiser updates

11 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Delightful Puzzler

 This Reward Includes: 

  • 1 Kid (12yrs under) Happy Birthday Shout-out on Instagram 
  • Three (3) Collectable Cocoa Puzzles Stickers 
1 Supporter
Select this reward
100.00 USD
Analytical Puzzler

 This Reward Includes: 

  • One (1) Kid (12yrs under) Happy Birthday Shout-out on Instagram 
  • One (1) Signature Cocoa Puzzle 15oz Mug 
  • Three (3) Collectable Cocoa Puzzles Stickers 
0 Supporters
Select this reward
150.00 USD
Brilliant Puzzler

This Reward Includes: 

  • Two (2) Puzzles of your Choice from the New Collection
  • One (1) Signature Cocoa Puzzle 15oz Mug 
4 Supporters
Select this reward
250.00 USD
Puzzle Master

 This Reward Includes: 

  • Three (3) Puzzles of your choice from the New Collection 
  • Up-to two (2) Kid 12yrs under Happy Birthday Shout-out on Instagram 
  • One (1) Signature Cocoa Puzzle 15oz Mug 
  • Three (3) Collectable Cocoa Puzzles Stickers
2 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
Sensational Puzzler

 This Reward Includes: 

  • Four (4) Puzzles of your choice from the New Collection 
  • One (1) Signature Cocoa Puzzle 15oz Mug
0 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
Exceptional Puzzler

 This Reward Includes: 

  • One Puzzle of your choice from the New Collection built, and framed with artist signatures
  • Three (3) Collectable Cocoa Puzzles Stickers 
0 Supporters
Select this reward