"There's no coloring rule book." Bellen
Meet Bellen--"The World's 1ST CRAYON ACTIVIST™ and the founder of More than Peach started in Spring 2019! Bellen's goal is to continue to support kids through the nonprofit Bellen's More than Peach Project and to get multicultural crayons in the hands of every student so that no kid feels "disincluded!" Bellen's big idea sprouted from an experience she had in her 3rd grade classroom when one of her classmates asked for someone to pass the "skin-colored crayon". She knew that her classmate meant the peach-colored crayon and she talked about it with her mom that evening. Her mom suggested that next time that it happened, Bellen should pass the brown crayon, since that's what color her skin is. Bellen decided that she'd ask her classmate which crayon they wanted, because people come in "many beautiful colors". And with that, the More Than Peach Project was born!
Bellen used her own money to purchase art supplies to donate to kids in her community. Her Palette Packets included a sketch book, multicultural crayons, and a note from Bellen herself! As the word spread about her awesome idea, people from all over the country and all over the world, wanted to share her story and get Palette Packets for their children and students too. This summer, Bellen was excited to announce the arrival of her very own line of More than Peach multicultural and rainbow crayons!
Bellen has been remarkably successful in enhancing kid empathy, leadership and creativity through her project and expands her work using More than Peach multicultural crayons with the goal of donating to 80,000 students. She leaves out no one because it's important to her that all kids, teachers, and families know just how much they add to the conversation. Bellen's More than Peach Project™ is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and has also inspired the "big brand" to make big changes! Her messages and exclusive products are created to empower students; build awareness; support opportunities in gifted education; and dismantle "perception gaps"—providing an enriching experience to students & adults and creating a platform for all to be heard!
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