Lapstone & Hammer is harnessing the power of kids to make a difference in the lives of homeless and at-risk children with our new project: Kids Helping Kids. Through Stand Up For Kids, a national non-profit organization dedicated to ending the cycle of youth homelessness in local communities, 100% of the proceeds from the sale of a special collection of hats and socks that have been hand-dyed by Lapstone founder Brian Nadav's own children will go to providing housing support, mentoring, drop-in centers, and street outreach for at-risk youth.
Hand Dye Socks - $20
Hand Dye Hats - $30
The caronavirus pandemic has affected the world in so many different ways, from life-threatening illness to couch-threatening Netflix binges, forcing us to alter our lives in ways that were unthinkable just a few short weeks ago. The closing of most schools for the foreseeable future has generated several of these unintended alterations by itself; upending childcare, turning parents into teachers, eliminating a source of daily meals for many underprivileged students, and, in general, replacing the daily routine of school with a void in the child's life.
With Kids Helping Kids, Brian decided to fill that void by enlisting his children; Bayla, age 9, Lev, age 7, and Micah, age 4, to hand-dye a collection of hats and socks to help support kids just like themselves. The kids not only had a fun activity to do over the course of a couple days, they received a sense of purpose that their hard work will contribute to improving the conditions of another child's life. And now anyone can get a small bit of that purpose simply by purchasing a piece from this collection.
The socks and hats have all been made using our instantly recognizable small batch, hand dyeing technique that creates a completely unique pattern on each garment with the intention that no two are alike. Made by kids to help kids.
The Lapstone & Hammer: Kids Helping Kids collection will be available on Saturday, May 16th @ 10:00am only on lapstoneandhammer.com. 100% of the proceeds from this collection go to Stand Up For Kids.
Photos by Brian Nadav