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The Easy Way You Can Reuse Your Amazon Boxes And Help Those In Need

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Monika Wiela did not originally set out to found a charity. In fact, in 2012, she was the owner of an online shoe retailer. But, according to the Give Back Box website, Wiela's perspective changed after an interaction with a homeless man, who told her that he needed a pair of shoes. After their conversation, Wiela attempted to bring him shoes, but sadly, could not find him again. Instead, she began to research other ways to help the homeless community, and was inspired by the business that she herself ran.

Like most online retailers, Wiela's business used cardboard boxes to ship items to customers. She realized that if she could find a way to encourage customers to use these boxes to donate their old household items, she could gather supplies for the homeless and reduce waste at the same time. With that idea, Wiela's charity, Give Back Box, was founded. Since its creation, Give Back Box has partnered with several online retailers who provide their customers with special Give Back Box shipping labels, making it easy for them to reuse the boxes they receive.