Boxes for Happiness began as a idea bringing together the love of cats for boxes, and our willingness, as the simple “hooman owners” of our furry overloads, to spend money on them to make them as happy as we can. I hoped that by bringing these two together that we, as a community, could do something to help out the feline community of Chicago.
Boxes for Happiness Phase 1 ran during November 2018 on Kickstarter, raising $1030, and creating a test for the boxes of over 40 people, some with more than one box. This has allowed a huge amount of in context testing and engagement, and also for the germination of a community committed to developing a better box for cats.
Boxes for Happiness Phase 2 will begin funding on Kickstarter in February 2019, and 25% of all the profits from the campaign will go to five shelter organizations below to help them keep doing the awesome work they do.
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"These boxes are an amazing product and my cats love them. I'd highly recommend getting them for your cats if they like boxes, clothes hampers, or really exploring anything new in the house! They are going to be a great addition to the house!"
"I love the idea of giving my cats another way to be entertained and challenged (or, in Trumper's case, a safe space to sit and think deep thoughts). I feel like your designs aim for a unique, fun way to make that happen, and I look forward to seeing what appears in February."
– Jessie B
"Every cat likes a good box, and these are boxes made just for them. The thoughtful design is fun for the cats and makes it totally acceptable to keep an empty cardboard box in your living room."
– Alex K
"Received my cat box right after I moved into a new apartment -so there was a lot of box competition- and both my of my furry monsters were immediately in them. They are much more playful with these box designs than regular ole boxes!"
– Ariel B
"Smartly designed, biodegradable, fun to put together, and my cat loves it!"
– MH McFerren