Last week I was delighted to receive an email from Warby Parker about a new collaboration with 826 National, an organization dedicated to helping and encouraging students to write while motivating teachers to support the creative ambitions of their students. When I read the words “pro-imagination” and “pro-curiosity” I was totally hooked, and read on to find out that the power of reading and writing is what 826 National is all about, which seems on point with Warby Parker and their already inspiring business model. The collaboration consists of two pairs of frames known as the Kidd; one pair in optical and the other sunglasses. Each frame is limited-edition and is engraved with a number out of the 826 that were produced. In addition, Warby Parker is sponsoring two original publications of students’ work. The 826NYC publication is titled The Review and features poems, short stories, and essays while the 826LA Activity Book is filled with projects for both kids and adults.  Beginning today, the Warby Parker x 826 Kidd frames will be available for sale in NYC and LA retail stores and online.  The books are sold separately, and proceeds from the books go directly to 826.  From an early age, reading had such a huge impact on my life.  I sometimes joke that Reading Saved My Life, but deep down I know it’s true.  I’m so happy to support this project.

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