Kindness Helps Me Grow Growth Chart

The first growth chart designed to highlight the importance of kindness. Perfect for everyone who has a child in their life.

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Project Description

 

 

Our choice of words matter.  Negative words have become all too common. Judgment and divisiveness have disrupted positive discourse and inclusivity.  We see anger and frustration everywhere we turn and sometimes the abundance of negative words can become overwhelming.  We know these words hurt us by affecting our moods and our actions. We also know that positive words can have a dramatic positive effect and can change the ways we think and the ways we act. Hearing or reading the words kindness and love and acting on these principles can quite literally be game changers. 

The Growth Chart is the perfect gift for every parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, cousin, sibling, godparent, friend, and child. It can be used by preschool teachers or daycare providers to mark the growth of their students.  Because the chart is durable and beautiful, it can continue to hang on the wall indefinitely and can be passed on as a family treasure.  Because it is available with inches or centimeters, it is perfect for families in the United States as well as elsewhere around the world.

 

 

**The growth chart shown is the first prototype and the drawings of children will be printed on the cloth. The final chart is being designed as part of this project. 

The chart is an especially beautiful way to announce a pregnancy or adoption to a family member or friend.  Simply present the chart as a gift with a picture of the sonogram or a photo of the adoptive child.

Inclusivi-tee always donates 50% of our profits to non-profit organizations. With the growth charts, we will supplement this giving by donating $5 from each purchase to an organization supporting children.  You will have a chance to nominate and vote on the organization during this campaign.

 

 

 

 

Since our launch in July 2017, Inclusivi-tee's mission has been making the world better, one tee at a time.  With the growth chart, we are expanding our product line but not changing our mission.  Now we are simply striving to make the world better, one product at a time. The growth chart helps us spread a positive message to counter the negative messages we see.

All of us thrive when we are loved and protected.  This is especially important for children, whose brains are still developing and characters are still forming.  In order to raise people who are compassionate, we need to actively teach compassion and kindness. This chart reminds your children (and everyone who visits your home) that you value kindness and strive to make choices based on this powerful principle. 

This chart allows people to mark the growth of a child in a permanent manner while having space to write comments and hang pictures.  Like a baby book, it can mark your child's growth.  Unlike a baby book, it does not end after one or two years and does not get placed in a drawer and forgotten.  Instead, it stays on your wall, where everyone who visits your home can be reminded every day to be kind.

 

 

Lexee Crystal Harris, is the talented artist creating images for our chart. Lexee is a true renaissance woman - an accomplished singer, songwriter, model, actress, and artist and the author of the comic book series entitled "Samarakan." She began singing at age four and loves all genres of music. Lexee works on expanding her many talents by taking acting classes, dancing, and vocal lessons. 

Lexee said she is excited to be a part of the project because she values kindness and community. You can learn more about Lexee on Inclusivi-tee's website, under artists or by visiting Lexee's Facebook Page.

 

 

Kat McKee is a mother of 4 grown children, currently enjoying living close to her 3 grandsons. Sewing has been one of her creative hobbies for decades, and being semi-retired now allows her  more time to pursue her hobbies.

Kat said, "I was excited to be asked to create the prototype for the growth chart.  It allowed me to use my creative side to support kindness and children, two of my passions.  I think these charts are perfect for everyone who loves children."

 

 

Lori Myren-Manbeck, our CEO, founder and mother of two, is a licensed clinical psychologist with a passion for helping people and protecting the earth. In addition to running Inclusivi-tee, Lori works as a geriatric psychologist. 

 

"The focus of my life is kindness, whether in my work as a psychologist or as the CEO of Inclusivi-tee.  I try to see every decision and choice I make through a lens of Intentional kindness.  I am really excited to announce that Inclusivi-tee just joined World Kindness USA as a founding member.  Watch for a lot more kindness to come!"

 

From the beginning, Inclusivi-tee's goal has been to bring together a group of diverse, passionate people, dedicated to spreading kindness and promoting social and environmental justice. Our board consists of seven members of varying ages and includes voices from the LGBTQ community, the African American community, and the Muslim community. We commit to running our company openly and honestly and striving to demonstrate our values in everything we do. For more information on the board, please see our FAQ.

 

 Kindness really does help us grow---as children, as communities, and as the world.  Join us in this campaign and help us show that kindness is a strong and powerful force.

 

Updates

The Project FAQs

Our Board

Bobbi Jo is a K-12 gifted education teacher in rural Iowa with a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction and the mother of a 13-year-old boy. She brings to our board a strong commitment to making the future safe for all children.

"When Lori asked me to be on the board of Inclusivi-tee, I immediately said yes. I had been feeling like I needed to do more to make a difference, but was not certain how. Through Inclusivi-tee, we will be able to spread kindness in so many directions.  I am excited to be working on a 10 day kindness curriculum which we will be introducing in January."

Katherine is a 26-year-old graduate student in Clinical Psychology at the University of Washington. Her current research addresses racial inequality, with a particular focus on racial disparities in health care and on the prison industrial complex that criminalizes blackness.

"I have been an advocate for equality in many forms. Starting with a firm feminist foundation from having children's books read to me with gender pronouns changed (after all, why does the puppy always need to be a boy?) and marching with my family in pro-choice rallies. In high school, I developed a passion for trans* rights and organized events and participated in LGBTQ legislative action. And today, my professional work continues to fuel my passion for equality, inclusivity, and kindness."

Negebe, mother of three, has been a public school teacher since 1987 and has a Master’s Degree in teaching and learning. She was raised in a bilingual home where both English and Arabic were spoken. She grew up in a Muslim community while also being active in the public schools in her Midwestern town. As a result, she saw the value of diversity, communication and building friendships across cultural groups.

"As a Muslim-American woman, whose mother is an immigrant from Lebanon, I am deeply interested in immigrant rights, women’s rights, and religious freedom. As a mother and teacher, I am deeply interested in finding ways to work together so future generations are protected and respected. Inclusivi-tee gives me a way to fight for the rights of all people, protect the earth, and help people connect with others through respect and appreciation of our common humanity."

Shalette is an award-winning web designer and graphic artist as well as a teacher, coach, and entrepreneur. She understands what it’s like to be displaced, uprooted, and bussed to another neighborhood. And she knows what it feels like to be the only person of color in your environment. 

"As a woman and a member of the African American community, I have seen prejudice and bias firsthand, so I’m excited to join the Inclusivi-tee team. I share their belief that being human is what matters, that supporting non-profit organizations is critical, that sharing beautiful art is a creative way of promoting the progressive community, and that just talking about an issue is simply not enough."

 

More of our Team

Barbara Wiener is a working filmmaker in the Twin Cities. Her work focuses on girls and women, diverse communities, and stories of hope in hard times. Barbara is the executive director and founder of TVbyGIRLS, a nonprofit that uses media making to engage girls in community social justice and leadership development. 

"Inclusivi-tee is an amazing organization that is combining heart and mission with social entrepreneurial values. America is having some tough times right now but I believe that people’s engagement with important issues will revitalize our democracy.  We can gain strength from each other and I think Inclusivi-tee is making that happen. And I get a beautiful tee-shirt on top of it!" 

 

09/15/2018
Growth Chart
$50
Jake & Judy Bickford
09/14/2018
Tote bag
$50
Emily
09/14/2018
Tote bag
$30
Judy Carmein
09/13/2018
Monetary Contribution
$20
Karen Riordon Palmer
09/13/2018
Growth Chart
$50
Lisa Metwaly
09/13/2018
Kindness Super Light Tote
$20
Sharon Doerre & David Myren
09/13/2018
Monetary Contribution
$25
Bailey K.
09/12/2018
Growth Chart
$50
09/12/2018
Shout out on social media
$10
Karen Manthey
09/11/2018
Growth Chart
$50
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

6 Supporters
Contribute
$10
Shout out on social media

When you make this pledge, you will receive a shoutout thank you on our social media.  

3 Supporters
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$20
Kindness Super Light Tote

Made of light weight cotton, this tote is perfect to pack a lunch, carry a blanket to the beach, or return some books to the library.  15X17 inches.  Available in four styles: Cultivate Kindness in orange, Kindness Helps Me Grow (trellis design) in off-white, Kindness is Magic (dragon) in off-white, or Kindness is Magic (fairies) in off-white.

2 Supporters
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$25
Baby tee or bib

Clothe your baby in style with a shirt or bib from our baby collection.  100% organic cotton.  Bibs come in small, shirts come in 3-6 mo, 6-9 mo- 9-12 mo, 12-18 mo and 18-24 mo. Choose from Kindness Helps Me Grow, Kindness is Magic (dragon), or Kindness is Magic (fairy), all available in off-white, blue, pink or green.

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$30
Tote bag

Choose this heavy organic cotton tote bag with one of four designs, Cultivate Kindness, Kindness Helps Me Grow (trellis), Kindness is Magic (dragon), or Kindness is Magic (fairies).  These bags are beautiful and durable.  Perfect for carrying groceries, gym clothes, or as an weekend bag.  16" x 13"

3 Supporters
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$30
Kids Kindness Tee

At this level, choose one 100% organic cotton children's tee with a Kindness Helps Me Grow, Kindness is Magic (dragon), or Kindness is Magic (fairies) design.  Sizes toddler 2, 4, 6 and youth 8, 10, 12.  Colors off-white, light blue, and light green.

0 Supporters
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$35
Kindness T-shirt

Show you care about kindness in a t-shirt designed by one of Inclusivi-tee's artists.  Made with organic cotton, these shirts are soft and durable.  The designs are sure to catch your eye and the message is certain to make your day brighter.  Choose from style available at Inclusivi-tee.com.  Sizes small through 5X..

2 Supporters
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$50
Growth Chart

Be one of the first to receive this beautiful keepsake at an exclusive discount for iFundWomen.  Perfect as a gift for yourself or others, this growth chart lets you track your child's growth while reminding everyone who enters your house that you value kindness.  It is truly a gift worth keeping.

Artwork licensed by Lexee Harris of Crystal Entertainment

7 Supporters
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$125
Growth Chart Personalized by an Artist

With this reward, you are not only one of the first to receive this beautiful keepsake chart, but are also one of the only to receive the chart personalized by an artist.  A touch up here and there will make this chart truly unique and special.  These are limited edition and available only through the ifundwomen campaign.  

Artwork licensed by Lexee Harris of Crystal Entertainment

0 Supporters
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$90
Two growth charts

What would be better than being one of the first people to own Inclusivi-tee's beautiful growth chart?  Being one of the first to own two of Inclusivi-tee's growth charts.  Keep one and gift one.

Artwork licensed by Lexee Harris of Crystal Entertainment

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$150
Bundle of Kindness

Commit to kindness, with this supercharged kindness reward, which includes a growth chart, large tote, small tote, and two tees or bibs of your choosing.  Keep these gifts for yourself or share them with your family and friends.  

For growth chart: Artwork licensed by Lexee Harris of Crystal Entertainment

0 Supporters
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$500
Personal Kindness Story

If you have a story to tell about how kindness has touched your life, this is the reward for you.  Founder Lori Myren-Manbeck will interview you over the phone or on Skype and your story will be told on our website and in social media.  You will receive two bound copies of your story to share with family and friends.  

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$750
Kindness Story and Bundle of Kindness

With this level, you are choosing two amazing rewards that help you share kindness with the world.  First, you will receive our bundle of kindness, including a chart, large tote, small tote, and two tees or bibs.  Then, Founder Lori Myren-Manbeck will interview you about your kindness story and your story will be shared in social media and on our website.  You will receive two bound copies of your story.

For Growth Chart: Artwork licensed by Lexee Harris of Crystal Entertainment

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$1,000
Kindness Angel

You get the Kindness Story, with recognition on a dedicated section of our website and on social media, and a first edition growth chart signed by the artist.  These signed editions are available only through this reward and limited to ten.

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$5,000
Five day trip to Minneapolis

This reward includes up to $1000 travel reimbursement; four nights stay in a beautiful apartment; a food tour of Minneapolis; an evening out with Inclusivi-tee staff and board members, including music and dinner; tickets to a local sporting event or play, and an afternoon working with an artist to create a personal t-shirt design (two shirts or bags included in the package).  Driving provided by Inclusivi-tee Founder and CEO, Lori.  

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

6 Supporters
Contribute
$10
Shout out on social media

When you make this pledge, you will receive a shoutout thank you on our social media.  

3 Supporters
Select this reward
$20
Kindness Super Light Tote

Made of light weight cotton, this tote is perfect to pack a lunch, carry a blanket to the beach, or return some books to the library.  15X17 inches.  Available in four styles: Cultivate Kindness in orange, Kindness Helps Me Grow (trellis design) in off-white, Kindness is Magic (dragon) in off-white, or Kindness is Magic (fairies) in off-white.

2 Supporters
Select this reward
$25
Baby tee or bib

Clothe your baby in style with a shirt or bib from our baby collection.  100% organic cotton.  Bibs come in small, shirts come in 3-6 mo, 6-9 mo- 9-12 mo, 12-18 mo and 18-24 mo. Choose from Kindness Helps Me Grow, Kindness is Magic (dragon), or Kindness is Magic (fairy), all available in off-white, blue, pink or green.

1 Supporter
Select this reward
$30
Tote bag

Choose this heavy organic cotton tote bag with one of four designs, Cultivate Kindness, Kindness Helps Me Grow (trellis), Kindness is Magic (dragon), or Kindness is Magic (fairies).  These bags are beautiful and durable.  Perfect for carrying groceries, gym clothes, or as an weekend bag.  16" x 13"

3 Supporters
Select this reward
$30
Kids Kindness Tee

At this level, choose one 100% organic cotton children's tee with a Kindness Helps Me Grow, Kindness is Magic (dragon), or Kindness is Magic (fairies) design.  Sizes toddler 2, 4, 6 and youth 8, 10, 12.  Colors off-white, light blue, and light green.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$35
Kindness T-shirt

Show you care about kindness in a t-shirt designed by one of Inclusivi-tee's artists.  Made with organic cotton, these shirts are soft and durable.  The designs are sure to catch your eye and the message is certain to make your day brighter.  Choose from style available at Inclusivi-tee.com.  Sizes small through 5X..

2 Supporters
Select this reward
$50
Growth Chart

Be one of the first to receive this beautiful keepsake at an exclusive discount for iFundWomen.  Perfect as a gift for yourself or others, this growth chart lets you track your child's growth while reminding everyone who enters your house that you value kindness.  It is truly a gift worth keeping.

Artwork licensed by Lexee Harris of Crystal Entertainment

7 Supporters
Select this reward
$125
Growth Chart Personalized by an Artist

With this reward, you are not only one of the first to receive this beautiful keepsake chart, but are also one of the only to receive the chart personalized by an artist.  A touch up here and there will make this chart truly unique and special.  These are limited edition and available only through the ifundwomen campaign.  

Artwork licensed by Lexee Harris of Crystal Entertainment

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$90
Two growth charts

What would be better than being one of the first people to own Inclusivi-tee's beautiful growth chart?  Being one of the first to own two of Inclusivi-tee's growth charts.  Keep one and gift one.

Artwork licensed by Lexee Harris of Crystal Entertainment

0 Supporters
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$150
Bundle of Kindness

Commit to kindness, with this supercharged kindness reward, which includes a growth chart, large tote, small tote, and two tees or bibs of your choosing.  Keep these gifts for yourself or share them with your family and friends.  

For growth chart: Artwork licensed by Lexee Harris of Crystal Entertainment

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$500
Personal Kindness Story

If you have a story to tell about how kindness has touched your life, this is the reward for you.  Founder Lori Myren-Manbeck will interview you over the phone or on Skype and your story will be told on our website and in social media.  You will receive two bound copies of your story to share with family and friends.  

10 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$750
Kindness Story and Bundle of Kindness

With this level, you are choosing two amazing rewards that help you share kindness with the world.  First, you will receive our bundle of kindness, including a chart, large tote, small tote, and two tees or bibs.  Then, Founder Lori Myren-Manbeck will interview you about your kindness story and your story will be shared in social media and on our website.  You will receive two bound copies of your story.

For Growth Chart: Artwork licensed by Lexee Harris of Crystal Entertainment

10 Left
0 Supporters
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$1,000
Kindness Angel

You get the Kindness Story, with recognition on a dedicated section of our website and on social media, and a first edition growth chart signed by the artist.  These signed editions are available only through this reward and limited to ten.

10 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$5,000
Five day trip to Minneapolis

This reward includes up to $1000 travel reimbursement; four nights stay in a beautiful apartment; a food tour of Minneapolis; an evening out with Inclusivi-tee staff and board members, including music and dinner; tickets to a local sporting event or play, and an afternoon working with an artist to create a personal t-shirt design (two shirts or bags included in the package).  Driving provided by Inclusivi-tee Founder and CEO, Lori.  

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