Update: 9/12/2013. Unfortunately, Lunch Saks are no longer in business.
Want to stop global warming?Just ask a kid.More specifically ask Hunter Gross, a 12 year child from Long Island whose desire to save the Earth resulted in the creation of ProjectKool’s Lunch Sak.These canvas lunch bags were created to reduce the endless stream of plastic and paper attributed to children’s lunches.
Global warming lessons are as common in the schools now as peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are eaten during lunch. In Hunter’s case, this lesson struck a cord, and he knew that he wanted to do something to help stop global warming.This wasn’t just a whim of the day like many children have.He was serious.So, the Gross household brain stormed, and the end result was the creation of the Lunch Sak, an all natural cotton canvas washable lunch bag with a Velcro closure.Extremely kid friendly.
Like the little train that could, a washable lunch bag was not enough for Project Kool. They added various products for little ones to adults.Now everyone could be part of the Kool Gang.The Company sells the following:
Lunch Sak: Made out of 100% cotton canvas that comes in a natural color or three different tie dyed colors ( pink, blue, or multi-color.) The Saks are accompanied by 2 washable fabric markers made out of recycled plastic so that you can decorate your own bag.Not happy with your design.No problem.Wash it and try again. Retail: $10.00
Snack Mat: Made out of 100% cotton canvas that comes in a natural or tie dyed color with a Velcro tab so you can roll it up to store it in any of the Project Kool’s products. The mats replace napkins and plastic mats that are usually used at meal time.They come with 2 washable markers for doodling. Retail:$5.00
All in One Tote: Great for the grocery store, library, gym or just about anything.It comes in the same colors as the Lunch Sak. Retail: $15
Side Duffel Bag: Great for swim suits, towels, or just about anything.It comes in the same tie dyed colors as the Lunch Sak with 2 washable markers.Retail: $15
Zippered Backpack: “A just right” sized backpack that has a zippered pocket for iPods and cell phones.It comes in the same tie dye colors as the Lunch Sak with 2 washable markers. (See picture to the right.) Retail:$15
The Messenger Bag: A small enough bag to carry all those little things that are important to you. It comes in the same tie dyed colors as the Lunch Sak with 2 washable markers.Retails: $15
Why tie dye and natural colored bags that you can color? Project Kool’s products are fun and fashionable, and empower children to be a part of the solution of global warming. Kids love to color.Who wouldn’t love to design their own bags? They are obviously a hit because the Company has sold over 2000 bags in just 4 months since its inception.
However, these products are not just designed for kids. Even the Gross daughters are selling them in college. Spring is coming.Why not usher it in with a tie dyed bag for the grocery store?
Want to be designated as a “Koolskool?” Consider a fundraiser selling the Lunch Saks. It is an effortless fundraiser since you simply pre-order the amount of bags you need.No minimum orders required.In turn, the Company charges the school its wholesale price for the bags.Your school determines the price they want to charge for the bags.
Although these bags are not made of organic cotton, the Company is very young and evolving to adapt to concerns of global warming.
Help make your children feel they are part of the solution of global warming. One less tree to cut down.One less plastic bag that winds up in our waterways.One more victory for Hunter. Now, I think that is pretty Kool.
For more information about Hunter and his dream, see his TV interview!