This is Life Out of the Box video in Monte Alban, Oaxaca, Mexico

What’s up guys, we’re Quinn & Jonathon. In 2012 we left everything in California to create the social venture Life Out of the Box (LOOTB) in developing countries.

Here’s how it works: 

1. You purchase a handmade LOOTB bracelet by our artisans in either Nicaragua or Guatemala from our online store www.lootb.com. Each bracelet is one-of-a-kind because it has a unique number stamped on the LOOTB leather tag. 

2. This bracelet gives a child in need school supplies. 

3. You actually get to see & learn about the child that you gave school supplies to through your purchase by either looking up your number on our LOOTB Gives site or through the personal email we send you after you make your order. 

4. The more bracelets you buy, the more children you give school supplies to. 

We are both very connected to education and believe that it’s the best place to start in helping developing countries. It’s the root of where change can start–where kids can learn and develop their own skills to improve their country’s economy, help their families and go on to teach the next generation. Our goal is to give kids the tools they need to educate themselves, live their own Life Out of the Box and pursue their biggest dreams. So far we’ve given to thousands of children throughout Central America.

As we travel around the world to various countries looking for new handmade products to develop with local artisans, we continue to work with various non-profit organizations to find out how we can further make the biggest difference in each community we work in. Overall, our journey has been quite the exciting adventure and we hope that you follow along with us in our pursuit of living Life Out of the Box. Below is a video of us creating Life Out of the Box in Central America:

Life Out of the Box has two main goals:

1. To inspire people to live their ideal life, go global and make their dreams come true by living Life Out of the Box

2. To give others in developing countries the same opportunity to live a better life by giving an educational product back to them for every product sold

Life Out of the Box presents at university rotaract clubs. LOOTB.

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About Quinn

About Jon

Interested in working with LOOTB? Shoot us an email at lifeoutthebox@gmail.com or Contact Us, we’d love to hear from you!

175 responses to “About

  1. Admire what you’re doing since I love social enterprises! Well, I took the train in the other direction and moved to the Great White North 🙂 I’ll be visiting your blog to follow your journey in LOOTB!

    • Thanks Shery! We find social enterprises fascinating. We figured that we could create one that would make an impact and thats what we are trying to do. We really appreciate the comment and following our story. Thank you!

  2. This blog and your ventured jumped right inside my heart. Bravo for a unique and inspiring initiative. I shall follow along, share when I can, buy when I can and send loads of good vibes your way for a life of continuing adventure.

    • Aww. Thank you so much. We are just working hard on making all of it happen. We really appreciate you following and sharing. We hope that one day you can rock a LOOTB bracelet because you are wonderful. Keep being incredible.
      Jonathon and Quinn

  3. I admire your goals…. I worked for an NGO for the last 13 years before retiring on disability..due to MS . My heart has always been for these dear people struggling so in the ‘third world’ countries… Diane

    • Thats funny. We have moved a lot since then but the cold showers have got a lot better. We do our best to stay warm. Thanks for checking us out and the support. It means a lot to us.

    • You did! Thank you so much for the support. It means so much to us both. We hope that you like them. Thank you for checking out our site and our online store. We couldn’t do what we do if it wasn’t for the support you give us. You are wonderful.

  4. It’s great that y’all are living out of the box because there is freedom in that and you don’t have to play by someone else’s rules. I’m encouraged. Keep doing what you do. Blessings.

  5. First off let me say, LOVE the set up of the site. Spectacular job!!
    Also, Im buying one of those bracelets (love the idea!) & if you don’t mind Im going to put it on my Facebook page as well;)
    Lastly, Im traveling and will be spending extended periods of time in both Nicaragua & Guatemala. If your organization has a way we can give of our time and hands, we would love to do it.
    Valarie with AConscienceJourney.com

    • Thank you so much for your kind comment and the support. You are the ideal person wear a LOOTB bracelet because you are so out of the box. We checked out your blog and it is incredible. Like we said on your site, if there is anything that we can do to assist you on your journey please let us know. The organizations that you are going to work with down there look incredible and if you want we would be happy to send you some information about the organizations that we work in Central America. You have 100% of our support on your adventure. Hope to hear from you soon!
      Jonathon and Quinn
      Also you can share anything from our site. 🙂 We are honored that you like it.

    • Thank you so much for the comment. We don’t have a great sense of satisfaction yet, but we are very happy with what we are doing and the impact that we are making. We just wish that we can make a bigger impact. We will continue to work everyday to ensure that we do. Have a great day!

  6. Life is so much more fun when you live it all over the place, isn’t it? You guys had to have known that following the blog of an American teaching in the Dominican Republic would secure a sale for LOOTB. You were right. I read what you guys were about, checked my bank account, decided it was worth it, and bought me a bracelet. Keep up the good work! And if you’re ever in the Eastern Region of the DR, let me know!

  7. I love the goals you have for LOOTB. Makes me want to get a bracelet. They look very nice. Thanks for doing what you do. 🙂

  8. Hi Quinn and Jonathon, this is a wonderful idea, more of this sort of idea needs to be started around the world. I run a charity bookshop called Help the Rural Child, which sends all the funds to Goedgedagt trust, who have set up a similar type of project here in South Africa. Best wishes and lots of blessings Charles.

  9. It is an admirable work you are doing, LOOTB! You have a lovely blog, and what a great forum to make these issues public and to provide help! I look forward to getting to know y’all better – cheers! Mother Hen

  10. Forgot, since my economic situation right now is…0 balance in the bank account if you can believe that because my head still can´t manage to grasp it, although it will get better slowly but surely. The only thing I can do to help is just spread the word on the social, so I just tweeted this if you don´t mind. I would be interested in a latter date, to be in contact with you and go and to the places you´ve been and see how can I help. South America they speak Spanish, and I´m from Spain so that could be a little bonus. looking forward to reading more of your blog and see how you help and how I could do it in the future. It would be a good adventure, and I´m quite certain that by helping others I´ll also help myself.

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