Love Agents carry a Love Box banner at a parade.

We are together.

The Love Box Foundation aims to transform families and communities by promoting love through educating, empowering and providing resources such as Love Boxes, gifts and cards, and events to people who are overcoming adversity and seeking to achieve a more loving life. 

About us

We love what we do.

Love agents proudly holding Love Boxes.Christine spreading love and kindness at a local protest.

The spark for the Love Box tradition began in 1999 when Founder and CEO, Christine Martinello was shopping with her then 3 young children.   The question, “What can I give my kids to show them how much I love them?” popped into her head.  She & her husband, Bob decided that every person in the family would write love notes to each other and then read them out loud on Christmas Eve. The tradition was born and they’ve done it every year since!  

For the next 15 years, women did the tradition with their family and friends and encouraged Christine to make the Love Box.  After listening to countless stories of transformation and life changing events of 2012, the Martinello’s decided to create the product.  In 2013, the Christmas Love Box was prototyped and creation began.  The Christmas Love Box kit launched in 2014  and the Original Love Box kit launched in 2016. 

In 2014, the Martinello’s and their merry teams of ‘Love Agents’ generously began giving Love Box kits, love notes and hosting community events to spread love.   These events ranged from writing love notes and giving Love Boxes to people in need - to teachers, police, church groups and non profits to marching in a parade to promote love and pass out love notes with candy.  Education events teach people how to create a life and family they love more.

In 2021, the Love Box Foundation became a charitable organization, even though charity events have been changing lives since 2014.  Together, we can create loving families and communities with the Love Box by providing loving experiences, education, and building foundations of love.

Our Support system

Board Members & Advisors

Founder & Executive Director

Christine Martinello

treasurer

Bob Martinello

board member

LaToshia Hines Key

board member

Cheryl Chappel

Board Member

Leslie Renee-Briscoe

board member - (on right)

Tiffany Kreinbrink

Advisory Board

Betsy Westhafer

Advisory Board

Darcy Plunkett

Prayer Partner

Jane Hubbard

Make a Difference

Be a Love Agent

Join the Love Box Foundation as we unite families & communities with love, education, and experiences.

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Miss Georgia visited a Love Box event!
We need your help

Start your own Love Box Campaign

  1. Decide if you want love notes and/or Love Boxes.
  2. Decide if you will build a team or partner with another organization or a non-profit. 
  3. Research need of group you want to help. (look in newspapers and/or other forms of social media)
  4. Connect with someone involved in the effort through social media or personal contact  
  5. Have a conversation with contact person about what the Love Box is and if it would be helpful. (Love Box Foundation was begun as a family tradition in which love notes were written to each member of the family and then read aloud – powerful connections – sharing the love)
  6. Order products for your campaign from website (originallovebox.com)
  7. Connect with a non-profit or person who can distribute Love Boxes and notes.  Possibly they’re already involved in the efforts. 
  8. Love Scribes gather & write love notes . 4 or 5 people or more. 
    Create sample love notes and give to Love Scribes.   Check website for samples:  www.originallovebox.com .  How to’s: think about what you love and like about the person and write that. Write about special gifts or talents the person has. “How is the person a gift?” 
  9. Assign a deadline date for all love notes to be completed.  Typically a week later. 
  10. Post a ‘Call to action’ on social media for people to write more love notes. (People from all over may be convicted and/or passionate about the particular event.  Will need to include a deadline (usually about 1 week) for writing and sending love notes to the point person.)
  11. Seek donations and funds for the Love Boxes and love notes.  
  12. Personalize the Love Box.  Add calligraphy for a person or organization’s name that has been impacted. (This may be the step in which one decorates the boxes – craft time.)
  13. Send your love notes & Love Boxes in the mail. 
  14. If you’re hand delivering the products, try to include special treats or heart shaped balloons.   (Balloons can be purchased at Dollar Store.  Candy may be included in the Love Boxes.  With police, one may want to include donuts. Use your creativity.) Take pictures.  Post them on social media. 
  15. Follow up 2 weeks after the campaign. Make sure the notes and boxes were received.  Thank them for the opportunity. Ask how people were impacted. LBF (may need to create a survey if we are looking for specifics)
  16. Ask LB Campaign manager to share their photos/videos with Love Box Foundation and / or on social media, Love Box Foundation Facebook page.

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Love Agents coming together to unite the community.