ABOUT US

Grace was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015 while living in Boston. Audrey, living in Detroit, felt an overwhelming need to “do something” for her friend in crisis but had no idea where to begin. Traditional gift shops didn’t have a single thing that felt truly thoughtful or helpful in any way. She googled, she asked around, she did some social media mindhive requests, and came up with some things that were meaningful as well as comforting. With Grace's newfound "expertise", they joined forces and decided to create a place to find meaningful, appropriate, personal, and purposeful items for women facing cancer. Because this is where the HumanKind Box story began.

This is more than ginger tea and fuzzy socks (although we love ginger tea and fuzzy socks). This is functional, practical, sometimes uncomfortable, but always necessary, gifts and self-love items for women who are facing cancer head on.

 

From one survivor to another. From one best friend of a survivor to another. From a spouse, mother, sister, co-worker, or daughter who has had to deal with the life-altering tragedy of cancer and asked the question "what can I do to make this better?"

These are a few things that might make a terrible situation a tiny bit better. Or at least a little easier to deal with.

If you are looking for a gift for someone with cancer, you've found the right place. 

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    AUDREY ALMQUIST

    Co-founder & Business Ops

    Audrey is the keeper of all things organized and on track. Plus the  brainpower behind the HKB inspiration. She is business operations by training and mom of one awesome kid.

    Audrey is Michigan-based with over 10 years of experience in office and lab management, and operations oversight experience, and inventory planning with 13 years in progressive roles within the medical industry. She has a strong history of orchestrating successful accreditation inspections and ensuring standard operating procedures are followed by all teams. Audrey also has deep experience in contract negotiation and working collaboratively with vendors regarding purchasing and contracts.

    audrey@humankindbox.com

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    GRACE MURPHY

    Co-founder & Creative Ops

    Grace is a breast cancer survivor, mom of two adorable kids, and the original receiver of an HKB. She is creative operations by training and turns ideas into pretty things at HKB. 

    Grace holds a BFA degree from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit and has 10+ years of experience in Creative Services and Marketing. Grace is Boston-based as the creative-lead for HumanKind Box. Her experience includes roles within Creative Services teams  where she has  oversaw creative operations and commercial production for  global lifestyle brands  including  Stride Rite Children’s Group, Converse, Inc., TJX Companies, the University of Michigan, and Evenflo, Inc. 

    grace@humankindbox.com

We support small businesses.

We support survivor-owned businesses.

We support black-owned businesses.

We donate boxes as often as possible.

We donate time as often as possible.

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