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Love Box Foundation is Open!

Because of you, we can spread more love!

The Love Box Foundation’s goal is to build a more loving world. We teach families and communities how to share love with Love Boxes, Love Notes, educational and community events.

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Love Box Impact

Since 1999 the Love Box has had an impact on families, businesses and communities.  It has been an honor to watch our product touch the lives of so many people.

Here’s a list of just some of the impact.

Families express their love, create a foundation of love and have closer bonds.

Foster Families – Express their love and feel more connected and confident.

Teachers & Students

Women Rebuilding their lives despite abuse and addictions.

People living with mental health issues.

 

 

Spreading Love with Health Heroes

It’s time to spread love with our health heroes.  Doctors, nurses and workers are coming together in care and service to us all.  Let’s take some time to show them we appreciate what they do and the sacrifices they make.

Thank you seems hardly enough.  Let’s surround them with love in the form of handwritten love notes and keepsake Original Love Boxes.

3 Ways You Can ‘Spread Love with Health Heroes’

  1.  Write love notes and give Original Love Boxes.  Doctors, nurses, workers and patients will feel appreciated and ‘loved on’ if you write and drop off notes and Love Boxes at a local hospital or medical facility.
  2. Host a ‘Spread Love’ Campaign in your area.  Contact a local hospital or medical facitility and see how they want to spread love in their community.  You can provide Original Love Boxes and love notes to health heroes in two ways.  Write love notes and give them those.  Provide blank love notes that they can write love notes to colleagues, patients, family members, friends, etc.
  3. Adopt a Doctor, Nurse or Worker.  You can donate an Original Love Box with 20 love notes for a discounted rate of $20 each.   There are ‘donate’ buttons on the home page here and on www.originallovebox.com

Thank you to everyone fighting to keep us all safe through this challenging time.

Let’s keep lifting each other up and #spreadlove.

Keep on Lovin’!

OX,

Christine Martinello

Chateau Elan Sponsors Foster Love Event

Chateau Elan is a proud sponsor of the Foster Love Party!

We’re incredibly THANKFUL Chateau Elan will host us at the Gene Sarazen’s Pavilion.  It will be the perfect spot for us to gather and listen to a concert by Miss Georgia, Victoria Hill, enjoy a tea party along with fun family activities and raise funds to give foster families Love Boxes.

You can get your tickets or donate here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/foster-love-event-tickets-71551176495

The theme is ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ so you can come and make your own crown.  Word has it that some people are getting all dressed up.  You can come as you are and be treated royally.  Just be ready for a fun-filled time on Nov. 2nd from 2-4 pm.   Tickets are only $5 for kids, $10 for adults and $20 per family.  If you can’t make it and want to sponsor families to get a Love Box, they’re $30 each.

Here we goooooooo!

 

Hope you can come!

Foster Love Event is Coming!

Hope you can come!

 

 

 

 

 

Foster Love Party link for tickets, sponsorship & more:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/foster-love-event-tickets-71551176495

We’re raising funds to provide Original Love Boxes and Christmas Love Boxes to kids.  On Nov. 2nd we will host a ‘Foster Love’ event from 2-4 pm.

Come to Chateau Elan’s Sarazens Pavilion for a Royal affair complete with:

– A Show-tunes Concert and Tea Time with Miss Georgia.

– Fun activities including ‘Make Your own Crown’ and Sach and face painting.

-Learn how to write Love Notes with Inventor/Author Christine Martinello.

– Do the Original Love Box tradition with your family and friends.  Buy Original Love Boxes.

– Get a photo with Miss Georgia in the ‘Love Booth’.

RSVP by Oct. 30th.

Foster Love Party direct link :
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/foster-love-event-tickets-71551176495

email:  info@originallovebox.com or call:  678-960-4123

contact:  Christine Martinello

Hope you’ll join us in this fun-loving charity event to provide Love Boxes for Foster Kids.

 

 

 

 

Send Dayton Love

Are you fed up with the mass shootings and wondering, “What can I do?”

My heart goes out to the families and community – and imagine yours does too.

Violence is pure evil and we need true love to overpower it.

Dayton was home to our family for 13 years. I know the Oregon district and Bellbrook well. I raised my kids in Dayton and even though we live in Atlanta, I feel for every family and people in the community. As a Mom of three 20-something children, this is NOT the type of world I want my children and future grandchildren to live in. This level of violence and fear is just not right. Fear seeks to cast doubt and divide us.

Love seeks to unify us. As humans we are made for connection and community. We crave peace, joy and love.

So, I did what I always do when I feel overwhelmed. I called some friends and we talked and then we talked about ‘What can we do?” You and I can do things to build stronger, safer families and communities. What we’ve done in the past simply isn’t enough and it’s not working.

Friends and I made a ‘Love Pledge’. We’ll do more. We’ll contact our legislators and tell them we want responsible gun control. We’ll advocate for better mental health care, access to care and support for families. One dynamic woman decided she will run for office. Another caring friend will spend more time with her grandkids, instilling them with strong moral values and she’s going to help other youth more.

As the inventor of the Original Love Box, the Love Agents and I have decided to surround our Dayton friends with Love – by sending love notes and Original Love Boxes.

The families, 1st responders, community members, bar patrons and establishment owners will know we love them and that they’re not alone. 

That’s what WE can do: come together, support one another and ‘Love our neighbor’, both near and far.

Will you join us in prayer and love note writing? On Tues., 8/13 we’ll gather at Papa Jacks in Flowery Branch, Georgia, from 6:30 pm – 8 pm. Stop by any time. If you can’t make it, you can write love notes on the Original Love Box fb page and a Love Agent will handwrite it.

If you want to support the effort financially, you can give a family or families an Original Love Box for $35 each.

You can give here: https://www.paypal.me/christinemartinello/

These are challenging times, yet we can have hope for the future. Remember, this is a time of re-awakening. A time where the darkness is being exposed to the light and we all have a choice as to how we’ll move forward.

Know you are loved. In fact, you are Adored. And you have absolutely nothing to fear.

Love wins. Your hands and heart prove that.

OX,

Christine Martinello

Founder, Original Love Box

Thank you for your support: https://www.paypal.me/christinemartinello/

Love Agents and Christine Martinello, Inventor of the Original Love Box send Dayton love. Original Love Boxes, and handwritten love notes will surround families, 1st responders, hospital personnel and Oregon District establishments.

#Daytonstrong #Love #Dayton #LoveAgent #massshooting #family #business #OriginalLoveBox #heart #sendlove

Love Agents Keep on Giving

We want to Shout Out to amazing Love Agents!

Thank you for sharing love notes and Love Boxes to countless people and families.  In the past year the following people and groups have benefited from special deliveries – love notes, Love Box books and Original Love Boxes.  Makes everyone smile – the givers and the receivers.

  • Teachers
  • Homeless Families
  • Parkland, Florida – students, teachers and parents
  • Firefighters in Georgia and California
  • Police Officers
  • Nurses
  • Women Recovering from Addictions, Abuse and Mental Illness

 

Give the Gift of Love to Families

Hi Love Agent!
One thing is for sure – families and the world need more love.  Don’t you think?

So,  we’re planning to shower lots of love upon women and children recovering from mental health issues and homelessness.   We want to provide love notes and love boxes for at least 35 + women and could use your support.  We’re partnering with Home of Hope Gwinnett Children’s Shelter and Avita Community Partners.

Would you like to provide a Christmas Love Box for a family?  It’s only $35 for each family.  The fun campaign begins when the Love Agent Squad & I host the ‘Love Box Fund Party’ on Nov 1st.  Your invitation is attached.  If you can’t make the party, will you consider:

  1. Giving through this link:  https://www.paypal.me/christinemartinello/
  2. Host a ‘Love Box Fund Party’ with your friends or with a non-profit group you love.

Please pray and see how your heart is opened.   We’re believing for 35 women to get love Boxes @ $35 each.  So, that’s $1,050.  Would it bless you to give?

All our love & gratitude!
OX,
Christine & Bob

Bob & Christine
Founders – Original Love Box

Join US and LOVE a firefighter

Encourage a Firefighter

How is your life different since 9/11 2001?

I remember that fateful day starting out sunny and cool in Dayton Ohio. In the morning I watched TV in disbelief and fear as the twin towers toppled over.

Much was lost that day and it was the beginning of a newfound appreciation for life and loving our neighbor.

We each had a choice to make. Would we be consumed by fear or focus on faith and love?

Days after 911 Bob and I decided; we won’t let fear rule our family, have a place at our table or in our hearts. We would go order selves and our neighbors so that the world would become better. We seriously thought about the kind of world we  wanted our children to be raised in.

We decided to let faith in God and his love lead us.  We put our trust in each other and stepped up efforts to promote a loving family and a more loving community.  We committed our time, energy and money into creating a better world.

The sacrifices of all those who suffered were not in vain. Our country has become more vigilant in protecting us.  People have stepped up to do good & unleashed a fierceness of love.

Let us each pick up the torch of freedom and create communities that we are all free to live in.

Let us not forget where we were and how the world has changed.  We can continue to change America with each of our actions or inactions.

Let’s encourage one another along this journey.  Encouragement is like a cold glass of lemonade on a sweltering hot day.

Tonight at 6:30 PM we will write love notes to fire fighters from Georgia to Carlsbad California. Please take a moment and encourage first responders.

Sending you so much love!

OX,

Christine Martinello

Founder, Original Love Box