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Inspire acceptance, unity and inclusion! For parents, educators, anti-bullying and diversity advocates.
Inspire acceptance, unity and inclusion! For parents, educators, anti-bullying and diversity advocates.
158 backers pledged $6,022 to help bring this project to life.

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Website: www.humanbeanscandy.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/humanbeanscandy

Twitter: @HumanBeansCandy

A few corporations that have used our beans:

A few schools that have used our beans:

Harvard University, Central Junior High, Howell Elementary, Erie High School, Riverside Middle School, University of Delaware, Indian Mounds Elementary, Burleson High School, Sioux City Schools, Chippewa Falls Middle School, Saline Schools, Duke University, Roselle Park High School, Stonewall Elementary, Minister Local Schools, Kansas State University, Sayen Elementary, Stevenson High School, Mississippi State, Carle Place High School, Fern Bluff Elementary, Lower Lake High School, Case Western Reserve, Milton Hershey School, Greenwich Academy, New York University, Woodland High School, Pitt State

A few organizations that have used our beans:

GLSEN, The Respect Diversity Foundation, The Rainbow Center, Angels Foster Family Network, Dillon International, SOJOURN: Southern Jewish Resource Network for Gender & Sexual Diversity, United Way

A few comments about our beans:

"What a fabulous way to show everyone that "what you see is not always what you get"...and it was through a little bean..."

"We use them to teach the kids in our youth group about diversity and not judging people...their reactions are great! This is truly a great teaching tool!"

"A few months ago I discovered your beans...I ordered some to use in our teacher training, they were a huge hit! Since then we have used them with parents, students and teachers. What a wonderful tool!"

"The beans are an excellent way to begin to have the discussion about diversity..."

What are Human Beans?  

Unique candies that hold the power to inspire conversations, challenge perceptions and spread love. 

How is the Candy Unique?

Jelly beans come in six colors and one of twelve flavors. It's always a surprise!

Why Were Human Beans Created?

To remind us that we can't judge by appearances. Appearances can be deceiving! 

Are Human Beans Really Needed?

Yes. Studies show that people often don't know how to talk about differences, so they just don't. We're here to help encourage the conversations.

How Can Human Beans Help?

We created free talking points, activities and lesson plans (for all ages) to help make it easy, and fun, to talk about diversity.

What are You Raising Funds For?

To create this super cute packaging to expand our market and our message. 

How Does Kickstarter Work?

Kickstarter is an all or nothing platform. If we don't meet our $6000 goal, our project will not be funded and Human Beans...well, they die.

What Happens to the Money Pledged?

When you contribute to a Kickstarter project, you are only promising to contribute IF the campaign is funded. No money is taken out of your account unless the project is funded.

I wouldn't have been able to do this project without the wonderful support and creative talent of Andreea Costache. Please check out her portfolio here. Thank you, Andreea! 

Kickstarter is such an amazing platform and opportunity for entrepreneurs. Human Beans Candy commits to Kick it Forward by putting 5% of our finished product profits back into other Kickstarter projects.

Risks and challenges

There is always a risk of delays in shipping or production, but I have added in buffer time for the incentive levels. I do currently have an online store and am familiar with packing and shipping processes. If the project is funded, you will receive your Human Beans in perfect condition!

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    THANK YOU for helping us spread the love! For being so awesome, we're sending you lots of love and our adorable Human Beans color sheet!

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    EARLY BIRDS GET THE EARLY BEANS! Can't wait to get your hands on some Human Beans? Be one of the first 100 to get them at this special rate! Get ONE bag of Human Beans along with lots of love and our adorable Human Beans color sheet! Free shipping in the US.

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    YOU'RE AN AWESOME FRIEND so why not get two bags of Human Beans and share one with a friend? While you're at it, share the color sheet too! Be one of the first 100 to receive this reward! Free shipping in the US.

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    TEACHER'S PET includes 5 pounds of beans (approximately 900 beans) and FREE lesson plans on diversity and inclusion. Free shipping in the US.

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    THE SHIZZLE FRIEND who wants to share your goodies (beans) with three amazing friends (4 bags total)! Be the talk of the town just by spreading some sweet sweet love! Human Beans, that is! Free shipping in the US.

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    CANDY AND GIFT SHOP INTRO will be the start of a great love affair with Human Beans! Get a 1 month supply (aka 10 bags)--your customers will love discovering this sweet treasure! We will tweet and Facebook our thankfulness! Free shipping in the US.

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    PARTY ANIMAL! Human Beans make a great take home gift or goodie bag for any party! Enjoy 6 bags of Human Beans and a downloadable Human Beans card to give to friends! Free shipping in the US.

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    PARTY LIKE A ROCK STAR! Party here, party there, party everywhere! You can't take it, you are IN LOVE with Human Beans and want to help spread them (and their message) in a ROCK STAR kind of way! Enjoy 10 bags and know that we're crying tears of JOY for all of this sweet love and support! Free shipping in the US.

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    ARTIST AND ADVOCATE! You are thrilled to receive 10 bags of Human Beans AND an 11" x 14" framed (floating) canvas Paint Kit with our Human Beans black and white illustration (shown left) for you to paint (2 paint brushes and paint included). Free shipping in the US.

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    CANDY AND GIFT SHOP STARTER is just the beginning of your great love affair with Human Beans! Get a 6 month supply (60 bags)--your customers will be filled with so much love, they will come back again and again! Your support means so much! We will shout our thanks on Twitter and Facebook! Free shipping in the US.

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    CANDY AND GIFT SHOP LAUNCH is just the beginning of your great love affair with Human Beans! Get a 12 month supply (120 bags)--your customers will be filled with so much love, they will come back again and again! Your support means so much! We will shout our thanks on Twitter and Facebook! Free shipping in the US.

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    SECRET ADMIRER you're not in this for anything other than support. For you alone I will wear crazy socks on my hands all day and chronicle it with pics!

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Funding period

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