Warby Parker x 826 National Helps Future Wordsmiths

I've been legally blind since 7th Grade, so all specs appeal to me because of the necessity. I like sunglasses a lot too because, well, they make me look nice. This goes for all, I think. Someone even did a study related to this premise.

The cause-based company, Warby Parker, created cool new frames that I really like! I think that if Alex Ginsberg and Jonathan Franzen's specs had an offspring, the Warby Parker x 826 National Kidd in Revolver Black would be it.  

Warby Parker has, undoubtedly, been creating killer frames on the onset. What made the company cooler is the good cause attached to every eyewear they sell. They provide a monthly donation {based on the pairs they sold} to their nonprofit partners; one of which is 826.

Some of their partners help people from developing countries to fend for themselves by training them to sell glasses at an "ultra-affordable price". This is to eliminate a band-aid solution to a serious dilemma. They want to avoid a "culture of dependency" {read: sense of entitlement?}. Definitely a better approach. Do I have to state Maimonides' adage {'give a man a fish...'}? Nah, we all get it.

In case you haven't heard of 826 National

826 National is a nonprofit organization started by Dave Eggers and Ninive Calegari that offers free programs for under-resourced children ages 6-18 achieve their full potential in terms of writing. Their programs run the gamut - from after-school tutoring to workshops, which they refer to as 'funshops'. They currently have 8 chapters: 826 New York City, 826 Los Angeles, 826 San Francisco, 826 Boston, 826 Chicago, 826 Seattle, 826 Michigan, and 826 Washington, DC.

The partnership

Both Warby Parker and 826 sites reading and writing as something that's very important to them. I echo that sentiment; this is why I revere this kid, and I applaud this generous man.

Warby Parker and 826 National teamed up to create limited edition {only 826 will be produced} frames in honor of the latter's New York and Los Angeles branches: the Kidd Revolver Black optical is an intellectual salute to New York and the Kidd Revolver Black Sunglasses - highlighting the sunny shores of LA.

They are sponsoring two original publications showcasing students’ work as well: The Review from 826NYC features poems, short stories, and essays contributed by their program students, and 826LA’s Activity Book, a digest of prompts and projects for kids to fill in.

The Warby Parker x 826 Kidd frames have been available online and at their NY and LA stores since the 21st of October for $95. Find out more about this great partnership here!

Onward and Upward!


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