A backpack full of school supplies. A classroom stocked with essential tools for learning. A safe place to sleep at night. Wouldn’t it be great if these were things that all children could take for granted?
As co-founders of SoCozy (and as parents ourselves), we share a commitment to empower children to learn, grow, and develop into confident individuals during a time in their lives that should be free from worry and never limited by a lack of basic resources. We believe that giving back is our social responsibility. That’s why we are proud to partner with organizations like State Bags, Baby2Baby, Yoobi, and WIN, to help make these childhood essentials a reality.
Our motto at SoCozy is, “Being you is our idea of cool.” At the heart of this is the discovery of self and self-expression. To us, there is nothing more beautiful and exciting than a child who feels empowered to be exactly who they are. We see it every day in kids who participate in styling their own hair, owning their own “look” and wearing the ear-to-ear grin of confidence. And yet we understand that the roots of confidence go much deeper than any hairstyle—they are planted in a secure base from which to learn and grow. Confidence is essential to success—in the classroom and in life—and we will always actively seek opportunities to empower children and inspire them to be themselves. Whether that’s helping to end the cycle of homelessness, providing children in need with a backpack full of supplies, or easing the burden of teachers by stocking their classrooms with essentials, our commitment is to make a difference as often and as significantly as we can. After all, we get to be inspired by kids every day. It only makes sense to try and return the favor.
As we strive to make a difference, we will always invite you to join us, by introducing you to worthwhile causes, organizations and campaigns (usually having a lot of fun while we’re at it). And if there are causes, organizations and campaigns that you think we need to know about, we hope you’ll drop us a line.
Cozy Friedman & Scott Gurfein
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