OAK (Ordinary Acts of Kindness) Lifestyle was formed with the idea that ordinary people can make a difference. We believe that when we hand a backpack to a child who is struggling, it says "We believe in you. You can be successful." It's an item that is all their own, and receiving it brings enthusiasm for a new year of learning.
Several years ago, two of our founders adopted two kids (domestically) that were heading into 2nd and 3rd grade. They never anticipated the academic challenges their children would have. Since the children spent much of their lives living in shelters or short-term housing, they missed out on some of the core building blocks of learning - reading books before bedtime, counting Cheerios, writing thank you notes - the "teaching" we take for granted. OAK partners with organizations who are invested in the educational success of children, such as tutoring, counseling, nurturing emotional needs, and more. The more we take care of their backpack needs, the more money they can free up to help more children with more full-service resources.
Who are we?
We are a baseball fan, a blue collar worker, a control freak, and a marathoner…ordinary people looking for a way to educate more children, and to give our customers an opportunity to give back with an ordinary purchase.