I am very excited about this month’s post, I interviewed the team behind “A Monster to Love“.
There is everything to love about these plush makers and the work they do and it seems only fitting that in this, the month of love, I get to share their story with you.
Twin brothers Sam and Benjamin are doing something wonderful with the help of their dad Ray, read on…
– A Monster to Love, how does it work?
When someone buys a monster from A Monster to Love we give a monster to a child who could really use a monster to love. We work with hospitals and agencies such as the United Way, the Red Cross and Realities for Children to distribute our monsters.
– How did the idea for this come about?
It all started somewhat by accident. We made monsters to send to some refugee children who, just arrived in the US and were in the hospital. After we made them and before we packed them up we took a photo and posted it on Facebook. Our friends and family started asking if they could buy them and now here we are 3 years and over 2000 monsters given away.
– Who is in charge of what? Are all the monsters made by your team or do you have some extra helpers?
Benjamin is the chief monster designer, Sam is the superstar sewer and I am the filler inner wherever we need help, making phone calls, sewing, packing/shipping and driving the boys and monsters around the country.
Occasionally we have worked with friends to keep up with our orders. We have had a lot of orders lately and we are also working on getting monsters into more stores, so we are currently looking to hire some folks to help reach all of our 2015 goals.
-What is a “Monster Drop“.
A Monster Drop is what we call it when we deliver monsters to agencies or hospitals, this is our favorite part of what we do. We think everyone should have a monster to love so it is always fun to give away monsters. January was a great month as we gave away over 100 (109 monster to be exact).
We also had our first Monster Drop to Mending Faces who will be doing cleft lip and palette surgeries with 60 children in the Philippines. Not only is this our first delivery to them it is our first group of monsters delivered outside the US.
– Any exciting plans for 2015?
Well our main goal as always is to give away as many monsters as possible. Other than that we are hoping to grow our business add more stores to the list, especially outside of Colorado. To help us with all of these goals we are going to need to hire some people to help us create monsters so that is very exciting for us.
I think one of the most exciting things that happened this year already, just a couple days ago actually was being included in the Kid President’s Guide to Being Awesome. We are honored that when the book about being awesome was published we were on page 175!!
Thanks Benjamin, Sam and Ray, keep up the good work!! Click on the highlighted links to find them 🙂
Becky Gould is the big kid behind Scrumptious Delight. Working from her home in Vancouver, BC she makes plush toys and soft sculptures that combine a love of food, all things furry and an unnatural appreciation of small appliances.