Grace & Grit was started by founder Heather Stark as a means to inspire young girls to live their dreams. As a young girl herself, Heather believed that she needed to conform to culture’s standards of what and who a girl should be: perfect body, perfect emotions, perfect face. This thought process ultimately left her empty and it wasn’t until she was an adult that she felt empowered enough to embrace her authentic self.
Knowing that no girl should waste time living a life a doubt, Heather uses the wisdom passed down from her German grandpa – who was known for saying, “Wir leben ur einmal” (loosely translated to “We live but once”) – as well as her life experiences to help girls find and feel comfortable with their true spirit through Grace & Grit boxes.
ABOUT THE FOUNDER | HEATHER STARK
Heather Stark is the founder of Grace & Grit and its sister company, Gracefully Strong. With a master’s in school counseling from Dallas Baptist University and a bachelor’s in psychology from The University of North Texas, Heather has dedicated her career to inspiring confidence in girls of all ages. She is trained in crisis management and has won awards and grants during her time serving school districts, including 2004-2005 Teacher of the Year for Liberty Elementary School.
WHAT IS GRACE & GRIT?
Grace & Grit is a company that teaches girls essential life skills and confidence through customized boxes filled with challenges, lessons and gifts. Each box is based on a historic female and the single character trait that helped her achieve great things throughout her life. All of the boxes are all designed to serve as an activity between a girl and trusted female adult by sparking discussion on important topics included throughout the journal and other contents.
HOW CAN BOXES BE PURCHASED?
Boxes and other items can be purchased as a single order billed once, or you can choose a box subscription billed monthly. We also offer the option to purchase the curriculum for a small group or classroom.
IS THE CONTENT IN EVERY BOX THE SAME?
Each box has a journal with highlights from the figure’s life, lessons related to the character trait and activities to spark healthy conversation. Also included is a letter from Heather, Play-It-Forward cards, an illustration of the figure and unique gifts. More information about each box can be found within the product descriptions. Visit the products page to see details.
CAN I BUY AN ITEM FROM THE BOX WITHOUT A SUBSCRIPTION?
Items found inside the boxes are not sold separately, so the complete box must be purchased. Grace & Grit does offer other standalone gifts on the site, such as the mini tote bag or a variety of canvases.
HOW DOES THE SUBSCRIPTION PROCESS WORK?
When you place your order for a subscription, we will ship the first box to the address you provide within five business days. The additional boxes will be mailed in the following months after your order, one per month for either 3, 6 or 10 months, depending on the level of your subscription. The boxes shipped are dependent on the date you begin your subscription, so you won’t be able to choose specific boxes. If you prefer to choose specific boxes you’ll need to place a non-subscription order through this page. With this option, you will receive all your boxes in one shipment.
CAN I PAUSE OR CANCEL MY SUBSCRIPTION?
Yes, you can pause or cancel at any time. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements.
CAN I CHANGE THE MAILING ADDRESS DURING THE SUBSCRIPTION?
Yes. Changing your address during the subscription is easy. Simply log in to your account and change the mailing address. You can access your account by logging in here or emailing us at email@example.com.
CAN I GIVE THIS AS A GIFT?
Yes, of course! Grace & Grit boxes make a wonderful gift for a girl in your life. Whether you choose a subscription, order select boxes or other gifts from the site, your order will be sent to directly the shipping address you provide at checkout.
WHEN DOES THE BOX SHIP?
All purchases are shipped within 5 days of placing your order unless you are otherwise notified. If you’ve purchased a subscription, your first box ships within five business days of your order and the other boxes will be mailed on/near the 15th day of the following months. You will receive an email when a package is shipped to you. If you have any questions about the status of your order, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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