Shipa Delivery, a last-mile delivery provider in the GCC, and Monkibox, a children’s subscription ecommerce company that supplies monthly boxes of developmental toys, books, and products to parents’ doorsteps, have joined forces for Ramadan to help Toys With Wings, a charity that provides new and used toys for sick and underprivileged children.
During the Holy Month, Shipa Delivery will collect pre-loved toy donations from families when delivering their monthly subscription products on behalf of Monkibox. The technology-driven logistics company will then consolidate and transport the donations to Toys With Wings.
The three organizations began the partnership to help parents involve their children in the spirit of selfless giving at their earliest stages of development, and to de-clutter their homes of toys that children have outgrown.
In an announcement to customers, Monkibox co-founder and general manager Rana El Sakhawy said: “At Monkibox we equip you with what you need for your little monki’s developing brain. We’re excited for this partnership with Toys With Wings and Shipa Delivery to help build a foundation of charitable giving for little ones by involving them in donating their pre-loved toys.”
To encourage take-up of the program and increase the number of toy donations, Monkibox and Shipa have introduced promo codes, enabling new Monkibox customers to get a substantial discount on their first monthly box when they sign up, and for those who don’t wish to subscribe, the opportunity to send toy donations for a 25% discount on collection and delivery.
Commenting on the timing of the initiative, Shipa Delivery CEO Borhene Ben Mena noted that “Ramadan is a time for sharing, family, and community bonding” adding that “it is our honor to be able to work in that spirit with Monkibox and Toys With Wings, to bring smiles to children who need it most.”
The process of giving is simplified by Shipa’s delivery technology, comprising a free app that customers use to order collections and deliveries instantly on demand, and track Shipa’s drivers, turn-by-turn, in real time.
The donation program will run throughout Ramadan month and if successful, will continue indefinitely.