Brown Toy Box was founded to help parents and community supporters of children of color find high-quality toys, books, classroom decor and other products that culturally affirm and empower them. As a mother of four, it was always frustrating going from store to store and website to website looking for dolls and books that reflected who my children were and affirmed what they looked like. From that frustration Brown Toy Box was born.
Our secondary mission is to build up and support other Black-owned small businesses and creatives and makers. Our goal is to be an economic development engine to build sustainable households and communities. Each box contains fun and engaging toys, books and games that feature brown children in all their awesomeness. It was very important to me to curate products not only from big brands and toy companies but to be mindful to leverage Brown Toy Box in a way that introduces black and brown toy designers and authors to excited and eager children.