Everyone knows that Warby Parker reinvented the way people shop for glasses, allowing shoppers to try on both optical eyeglasses and sunglasses from home at an affordable price. Now they’ve teamed up with 826LA & 826NYC to help reinvent the way people think about giving back. 826 is a nonprofit organization that understands that strong writing skills are essential to a successful future and provides one-on-one attention to children in their 8 tutoring centers across the country.
As someone with a creative writing degree and a passion for all things creative, the mission of 826 is something I find very important. In support of this pro-imaginative organization, Warby Parker will have special edition pairs of their Kidd optical eyeglasses and sunglasses in their Los Angeles and New York City retail stores, as well as online. The Kidd frame is the perfect combination of classic and cool and will work well in all wardrobes, and at only $95 can fit into any budget. I mean look at these kids rocking the Kidd… if only I could be so cool.
Warby Parker is also sponsoring two original publications showcasing students’ work: The Review from 826NYC features poems, short stories, and essays contributed by their program students, and 826LA’s Activity Book, a digest of prompts and projects for kids. Proceeds from book purchases go back to 826.