About Us:

"Where Conversations That Matter, Begin."

For Purpose Kids is a social good brand delivering products & experiences to help you start kid-friendly conversations that matter.

Our purpose is to cultivate empathy, compassion and purpose that will inspire the next generation of global citizens.

Regardless of where you and your family are in the journey, For Purpose Kids will meet you where you’re at- to help you and your kids have conversations that matter. 

Our Toolkits and Parents’ Choice Foundation® Award-Winning Subscription teach kids how to connect to the world and their communities by being kind and doing good for others, animals & the planet. Each Toolkit includes beautifully illustrated books and fun, interactive activities focused on a cause using multi-cultural characters (The For Purpose Friends) to help kids connect to the world around them- perfect for ages 5-10.

Our "Color Me Kind" products, Kindness Calendar and upcoming FPK Book Club (launching January 2020) inspire active learning for kids, ages 3-12, around a variety of important topics.  For Purpose Kids is excited to announce we are expanding beyond teaching kindness & doing good to addressing topics such as diversity & inclusion, gender equality, bullying, gun violence, LGBTQ communities, immigration, access to education, and climate change.  There are so many more things we need to be talking about with our kids and we can't wait to empower our community to lead the way.

We’re an inclusive community where it’s safe to learn from our mistakes and where we support one another as we grow together.

Our Story:

Hi- I’m Misty Castaneda- a “busy” Mom to an energetic three year old, a Passionate “Do Gooder” and the Founder of For Purpose Kids.  Like most parents, I want my son to grow up to be kind & compassionate and to live in a world where everyone is accepted for who they are, where being kind & doing good are as much of a priority as getting good grades and being successful. 

Can you imagine what that world would look like?

A few years ago, I saw a video on Facebook, by a six-year-old boy named Dane who was using his artistic skills to “do good” for others in his community.

I started thinking about how different the world might look if we, as parents and as a society, consciously raised kids to be more like him.

After recognizing a noticeable gap in the marketplace for engaging resources that inspire social good in a kid-friendly way, I decided to tackle the problem head-on, creating the interactive learning program we now know as For Purpose Kids.  

With a background in early childhood education, I understand the benefits of planting seeds of kindness and compassion at a young age. And as someone who’s been fortunate to travel, live and volunteer around the world, I also know the amazing things that can happen when we learn about other cultures and ways of life. 

At For Purpose Kids, we envision a future where children learn love and acceptance over hatred and fear, and it carries into their adulthood as they become global citizens. Where we not only embrace our differences, we celebrate them. Where we live in gratitude and focus on sharing with those who have less. We believe there’s no better way to foster kindness and compassion in the world than through education and storytelling in an engaging, fun and empathetic way with our youngest of citizens- will you join us?

Leading By Example

A large part of our mission at For Purpose Kids is to practice what we teach, and that means leading by example as a Social Good Company. 

We Source:

When possible, we source our products from responsible and socially conscious companies and print on recycled paper. One of our sourcing partners is Yoobi, a company that believes every child should have access to basic school supplies to help them learn and be creative. Yoobi produces our Journal of Purpose & Action, and has donated to over 3 million classrooms.

We Partner:

We also partner with companies that offer amazing products for kids while making the world a better place. Our goal is to make it faster and easier for socially conscious people like you to shop, knowing you're not only getting cool things for your kiddos, but that you’re taking active steps to make the world better. We learn by doing, after all.  Our partners include Yoobi, Doing Good Works, No Issue, Bella + Canvas, Pledgeling & Imani Collective.

We Donate:

For every product purchased, meals will be donated to kids at the Sunaayy Foundation, an organization in New Delhi India, that provides basic education, nourishment and support for underprivileged children ages 3-12 in makeshift, outdoor classrooms.

Donation tracking done in partnership with Pledgeling and real time donations are visible on our website.

Press coverage
"The concept of For Purpose Kids is both interesting and needed. The contents are designed to help children make a habit of thinking about and doing for others."
Parents' Choice Award Subscription Box Winner
Parents' Choice Foundation Website
"We are one of the first subscription boxes encouraging children to become global kid-izens, one act of kindness at a time. Our goal is to help children plant the seeds to grow a better future by learning to be kind and make the world a brighter place. But our goal is not only to be known as a subscription box company- our goal is to become a kid’s brand offering unique books, clothing and merchandise for kids that will continue to inspire them to be kind & do good, as well as to become a platform highlighting other social good kids’ brands working hard to make the world a better place."
Life and Work with Misty Castañeda
VoyageLA - December 17, 2018
"That’s why we were so excited to be introduced to For Purpose Kids and to hear their answer to our all-important question, #WhoWillYoobi? Their answer: The first social good kids brand focused on inspiring the next generation of global kid-izens by teaching kindness & doing good as a way of life. Boom. Okay, that’s a brand we’d like to work with and get behind."
Top 5 Reasons Why We Love Working With For Purpose Kids
Yoobi News Blog
Awards
Parents Choice Awards® Subscription Box Winner
2018 Winner of Good Gifts That Do Good
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Misty Castañeda
Founder & Cultivator of Purpose
misty@forpurposekids.com
Misty Castañeda is the Founder & Cultivator of Purpose at For Purpose Kids, an award-winning, social good brand inspiring the next generation of global citizens by teaching kindness and doing good as a way of life. The Toolkits, Quarterly Subscription & Color Me Kind products were inspired by Misty’s love of learning about others through travel and service and it brings her great joy to inspire young kiddos to do the same. Misty has always had a passion for working with kids, volunteering and traveling the world. She grew up in Vermont and attended James Madison University, where she graduated with a BA in Interdisciplinary Social Science and a Teaching Certificate in Early Childhood Education. After teaching primary school in the UK after college, Misty returned to the US, knowing that a life abroad would one day be a part of her future. After a successful career in Hospitality Sales & Marketing for over 13 years, Misty left the corporate world in 2013 to both pursue the development of a company focused on doing good in the world and to live abroad in Hong Kong with her now husband and stepson. Living in Asia opened up a whole new world of opportunities for Misty and only added to her resolve to develop a company with heart, that would have a positive impact in the world. For Purpose Kids, launched in 2017, is the culmination of all her passions, experiences and dreams and her goal of inspiring others to be kind and do good in the world has now become a reality. Currently, Misty lives with her husband, Julio, and young son, Matteo, in Southern California, but can be found frequently traveling back to Hong Kong, a place that has captured her heart.
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"We received our For Purpose Kit in the mail and were so impressed by its contents. The ideas in the book cover a range of options and allow the opportunity for kids of all ages to make a difference in their local communities. The activities have not only sparked conversations within our family about the many ways we can help others, but also has shown my girls that you are never too young to be a giver and a doer. "
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"This box is amazing! Not only does this box promote kindness in children, it provides learning points for parents to help their children understand real world issues like protecting our environment in kid friendly ways. My children adore the “Seeds of Change” book. It really got my 5 year old thinking about how other children grow up and made her appreciate all that she can do as a girl!! This box sends out such a positive and powerful message, we love it!"
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"My granddaughter is thrilled with her new Do Good Starter kit! She immediately did a puppet show that was funny , creative , & showing helping & kindness. She set up her giving book. Thank you for a wonderful project for us to share!"
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"My 5 year old son loves getting his For Purpose Kids boxes. And this one in particular has so far been his absolute favorite (and mine)! The book sends a beautiful message about caring for animals and nature - and the origami animals kept us busy for hours. I was surprised at how much my son loved the bracelet, but he does :) And of course the little toy animals are were a big hit! We are still working through some of the games and activities, which are fun to do on our own, or with friends."
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"L❤️VE these T-shirt’s! My kids loved receiving these. They spent an afternoon on a rainy Sunday coloring them in and we talked about what kindness can look like. And the best part is they can share their art work with friends at school❤️ Thinking of investing in a few as birthday gifts for my daughters friends."
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