#STONZFAMILY Mom Pays it Forward

#STONZFAMILY Mom Pays it Forward

April 01, 2020

#STONZFAMILY Mom Pays it Forward 

Hello! We were tagged on Instagram last week by a fellow #stonzfamily mom and struck up a conversation with her. After hearing her story about a little project she and her son started during social distancing, we couldn't help but share it with you too.


Meet Elise Rubino - mama to Kian (21 months old) and a special educator living in a small town just outside of Burlington, Vermont, USA. She and her family love the outdoors and spend as much time in their mountains and rivers as possible, which is why they love Kian's Stonz gear. 

Ever since the COVID-19 social distancing and quarantine efforts, Elise found that all the libraries and schools in her town closed down temporarily and her students were starting to finish their books that they brought home. They were getting bored, and people around her were losing jobs. Elise started thinking of ways to help. 

Elise had a lot of books available and she knew that people can't eat on an empty stomach, so she and Kian filled up a bin with books and non-perishable food for their neighbors to enjoy. For the books, Elise put in everything from Roald Dahl to romance novels so there is something for everyone's reading style. She also added labels of their home address on the cover of each book so people could return them for other bin-visiters to read too. However, Elise wasn't too attached to the books so if they didn't bring them back, she wouldn't be too worried about it. For food, they tried to include items that people would enjoy eating like chips, mac and cheese, canned fruit, etc.

Kian loves “helping” so his job was to hand Elise the books while she put the address labels on each of them - then he helped her fill the bin. Note: Elise is big into teaching him how to put away his blocks and toys, so this was a fun activity. After the bin was completely filled, Kian and Elise made a "Books 2 Borrow" sign for their neighbors and carried everything outside to the front of their house. 

Pictured on Kian's feet: Stonz Yellow Rain Boots

 

Immediately it was accessed by their neighbors - Elise and Kian even like to wave from their home window to fellow visitors! From time to time, they also like to check the bin to see if they need to add to it or adjust the sign. 

After speaking to Elise, we realized how communities really do come together to support one another during troubled times. It also put into perspective the difference we can make in people's lives, and how we truly have the power to reach out and brighten someone's day.

We thought this was an amazing story and we know there are more of you out there too, making your own waves within your community. Let us know your story and tag us on Instagram or Facebook. It's time to come together and come out stronger.

 

Have an amazing weekend #stonzfamily!

 

Xoxo,

The Stonz Team



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AWARDS & PRESS

AWARDS & PRESS

Stonz as recognized through awards, by the press and as seen in the media.


AWARDS


Stonz products have received numerous awards over the years, having been tested by savvy reviewers and professionals based on value, functionality, quality and product appeal. In addition to the below, Stonz products have been recognized by Creative Child Magazine, Red Tricycle, the National Parenting Center and others. 

 

Stonz Booties are certified by the Canadian Podiatric Medical Association as a product that promotes the development of young feet

Canadian Podiatric Medical Association Seal of Approval

Stonz Booties are certified by the Canadian Podiatric Medical Association as a product that promotes the development of young feet.




Creative Child Magazine Awards

The Stonz Sun Suit was named the 2018 Product of the Year in the Outdoor Play Apparel category, while our Baby Mitts received a 2018 Preferred Choice Award by Creative Child Magazine.


Stonz Scout Winter Boots were awarded the 2018 Product of the Year award for Winter Footwear. 

Baby Maternity Magazine Awards

Stonz Scout Winter Boots were awarded the 2018 Product of the Year award for Winter Footwear. Our Sun Suit also received the 2018 Preferred Choice Award for Sun Protection Apparel, as voted by new moms and moms-to-be.


Stonz Booties were awarded with the PTPA Seal of Approval.

PTPA Seal of Approval

Stonz Booties were awarded with the PTPA Seal of Approval.


Stonz Awards - Mom's Best Award Winner

Mom's Best Award

The Mom's Best Award for Fantastic Products recognizes the best of the best in juvenile products, toys and media as evaluated by moms.


Stonz Baby Booties have been recognized by iParenting as a top baby product.

iParenting Award

Stonz Baby Booties have been recognized by iParenting as a top baby product.

 

PRESS


Here are just some of the latest mentions of Stonz in the media.

 

November 2018

Stonz as featured by Business Insider

‘The Best Kids' Snow Boots You Can Buy’
Featuring our Trek Winter Boots.
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November 2018

Stonz as featured by KTLA

‘Hacks for Those Travelling With Kids’
A segment with Mom blogger Jessica Hall.
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November 2018

Stonz as featured by Business Insider

‘The Best Mittens You Can Buy’
Featuring our Baby Mitts as best mittens for babies.
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October 2018

Stonz as featured by Pop Sugar

‘Best Products for Babies and Kids’
Featuring our Toddler Booties.
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February 2018

Stonz was features at Today's Parent - ‘36 Adorable Rain Boots for Kids’

‘36 Adorable Rain Boots for Kids’
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November 2017

Stonz is feature on CTV News clip "Mompreneurs share their top holiday picks for kids."

CTV News Hour Ottawa – ‘Top Pics’

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August 2017

Stonz introduces sun-sational UPF line on Earnshaw's article.

‘Sun Savvy’

Stonz introduces sun-sational UPF line.
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SPOTTED IN STONZ


Some familiar faces spotted in Stonz products!

Molly Sims

Model and actress Molly Sims’ kids are having a blast in their Stonz Rain Boots!

Model and actress Molly Sims’ kids are having a blast in their Stonz Rain Boots!

Alec and Hilaria Baldwin

Alec and Hilaria Baldwin’s little ones are loving their Stonz gear!

Alec and Hilaria Baldwin’s little ones are loving their Stonz gear!


Eva Chen

Eva Chen's adorable son Tao wants to share his Stonz Rain Boots with mom!

Eva Chen's adorable son Tao wants to share his Stonz Rain Boots with mom!


Busy Philipps

Actress Busy Philipps’ daughter is rainy day ready in her Stonz Rain Boots and Liners!

Actress Busy Philipps’ daughter is rainy day ready in her Stonz Rain Boots and Liners!


James Van Der Beek

Actor James Van Der Beek’s daughter Olivia was spotted looking rain ready in her Stonz Rain Boots!

Actor James Van Der Beek’s daughter Olivia was spotted looking rain ready in her Stonz Rain Boots!


Erika Christensen

Erika Christensen, of Parenthood fame, took her daughter for a Fall outing wearing her Polka Dot Booties!

Erika Christensen, of <i>Parenthood </i>fame, took her daughter for a Fall outing wearing her Polka Dot Booties!


Hilary Duff

Hilary Duff dressed her son Luca in his Blue Stonz Rain Boots. We love those smiling faces!

Hilary Duff dressed her son Luca in his Blue Stonz Rain Boots. We love those smiling faces!


Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris took his two little ones out for a stroll in NYC, with his daughter decked out in Stonz natural rubber Rain Boots!
Neil Patrick Harris took his two little ones out for a stroll in NYC, with his daughter decked out in Stonz natural rubber Rain Boots!


Jennifer Garner

Jennifer Garner's youngest daughter Seraphina was spotted in Stonz Booties in the polka dot brown design. She also has the Stonz polka dot brown fleece hat to match!

Jennifer Garner's youngest daughter Seraphina was spotted in Stonz Booties in the polka dot brown design. She also has the Stonz polka dot brown fleece hat to match!


Halle Berry

Another one of our favorite famous moms, Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry, was spotted buying a pair of Stonz booties for her daughter Nahla at Circle Craft in Vancouver.

Another one of our favorite famous moms, Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry, was spotted buying a pair of Stonz booties for her daughter Nahla at Circle Craft in Vancouver.