Momma Told Me: Kauzbots: Robots With A Heart, Giveaway and Review~ 11/18

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Kauzbots: Robots With A Heart, Giveaway and Review~ 11/18




Momma Told Me: You're never too young to learn charity.

There I was, fists balled tightly, face wrenched and red, tears streaming down as if my very grandmother had just passed. Paci long fallen to the floor, and hedgehog purse clinging to my floral bloomers (complete with diaper butt), I was a wreck. It's amazing I can still remember back to the incident; at an age so young, but a child doesn't forget something that traumatic. I was turning 4, and the lesson of the week was 'sharing'. It was just kissing the (19)90's, and Flipper was my entertainment drug of choice. Show me a dolphin and you'd never get me to shut up. Momma, holding out my favorite plush porpoise by the tail as if it were diseased and dead, once again repeated herself, " You've had Flipper (III) for long enough, you have plenty of other toys to play with. I'm going to put this one in the donate bin." I could feel the heat rising in my cheeks, vision blurring once more. What had I done to deserve this injustice?


Teaching a child, especially an only child, the importance of sharing and charity can be a very difficult task to tackle. Often big issues, such as hunger and global warming can seem scary for both parents and their little ones. As role models, we strive to impress a necessity for strong moral character, while still assuring the children in our lives that they will be protected from these things as well. When Momma first told me there were children who did not have a Barbie Dreamhouse because they're parents had to spend money on food and shelter instead, I was appalled. My knee jerk reaction was to parade around the house gathering my things and throwing them on (what became) the donate 'heap'. I next inquired why my parents didn't go out and buy 'all the little kids' toys. Surely they had money if we could afford a Barbie Dreamhouse? And, when that option was a bust, Christmas was coming up, surely Santa could help? No matter how these sensitive issues are tackled, children are bound to be overwhelmed and confused with the concepts at first. We spend so much time protecting them, how can we mold them into great individuals without touching on the negatives of life?



Enter Kauzbots, the loveable team of 10 collectible plush Robot friends, each with their own unique mission and purpose. Kauzbots believe that, through the power of unity and determination, they can make a tangible impact on some of today's biggest social issues. Issues ranging from Breast Cancer and Autism, to Clean Water and Refugees. If some of those issues sound a little steep to tackle with your tot, Kauzbots are just as important a symbol for adults, and children of all ages. Have a daughter who aspires to be a Pediatrician? How about gifting her a Kourage Kauzbot for Childhood Cancer? Or do you know someone who's family or life has been particularly touched by Autism? Vibrant and funky Karthy donates 10% to Talk About Curing Autism. Or, if you're simply a fan of adorable robots, collect them all and watch Kauzbots donate 10% of the proceeds to each character's inspired charity.



The Kauzbots line is developed rather ingeniously, and always growing. All of the website terms wittily begin with 'K' and each robot bears an equally alphabetically inspired moniker. The plush characters are uniform in style and size (19") tall, and handmade with delicately stitched details. Retailing for $24.99, and suitable for ages 3 and up, Kauzbot plush characters are the perfect gift this holiday season. I received a loveable Kalvin plush Kauzbot for review here on Momma Told Me. 0% of Kalvin's proceeds benefit Dream-Catalyst.org, which champions the realization of dreams for homeless children. Adorable Gray and Blue toned Kalvin includes an entire background story, perfect for education and inspiring youngsters, and is also available in keychain form.



My Kauzbot came with a pinned hanging tag, and sewn in authenticity 'butt' tag. I must say, the size of this plush is fairly substantial, and perfect for cuddling, or dangling from little hands (robots are the new teddy bears!) Kalvin, like all the Kauzbots feature an indifferent 'robot' expression, though the prints, colors, and features vary to define a distinct personality. Personally, I love the retro grey hue of Kalvin, and his somewhat sad, but always loveable face. I do wish my robot friend could sit up better, though, but anticipate the lack of weighting in his bottom is more of a safety decision for younger collectors.


One of the biggest surprises, when you receive a plush Kauzbot is the hand sewn 3D heart charm located in the robot's back pocket. Just over an inch in width, this entirely removable heart is a reminder of the Kauzbot's mission and purpose. Kalvin came with a few threads dangling from some seams, easy enough to trim though I think they add a certain handmade character.


I took Kalvin to a local park, where he caught some admiring stares, and worked as a catalyst to discuss the Kauzbots mission and his cause. We actually got a little dirty, playing in the dirt, climbing trees, and roaming along the playground. Aside from some stray sand, Kalvin surface washed beautifully without any damage. I also noted the embroidered stitches, and sewn in buttons were securely attached for cleaning and small mouths. In our travels, I had a wonderful idea...


What if you could register your Kauzbots, and pin them in their place within this world? A sort of global plush robot tracking and impact mapping? I'd love to see a way to connect more with the other Kauzbot community owners, and engage with those who share a passion for my Kauz. This wonderful, charitable, brand is still starting up, and sure to continue to grow through the thoughtful support of patrons like you and I. Don't just gift a stuffed animal this Christmas, gift with support for your Kauz!

What Daughter Says: Spread the message of love and charity this holiday season with Kauzbots.

One Momma Told Me follower will win a Kauzbot of their choice!



58 comments:

  1. I went on the site and was reading about the different robots and I think these little robots are so sweet. I love the whole concept!

    My favorite is Kourage, "A Special Pink Heart for Childhood Cancer"

    suzy_darling@hellokitty.com

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  2. I would get Karthy for my friends son who is Autistic. I love the whole concept of these cute characters!

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  3. I would let my son pick my choice but knowing him and his super big heart he'd probably pick Kalvin! :)

    must.read.faster@gmail.com

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  4. I'd get Kalvin or KARISSA. Both are causes that are important to me. Thanks!

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  5. I would pick Karson that supports Music for a Cure.

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  6. I would love KOURAGE sheshult@hotmail.com

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  7. I like the kaprice bot!

    unforgetable_dreamer_always (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  8. I like Karissa

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  9. We would pick Karson! What an awesome idea this is!

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  10. would love to have KALE
    environment.
    We need to do so much to save are plant.
    sasluvbooks(at)yahoo.com

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  11. Funny Post.
    Have you noticed anything funny with this bed? This Flipper bed by Pietro Arosio has two headboards on the sides. Another thing that is unique about this bed is that it is a square-shaped bed. So it does not really matter in which direction you prefer when sleeping. If you like to try something new in your bedroom, you may consider this bed.

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  12. They are all wonderful with great Kauzes!! We like Kourage the best.
    lisa.otis6 at gmail dot com

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  13. I would pick Kaprice for breast cancer.

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  14. i like to have the cancer one and the yellow one
    desitheblonde2msn.com

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  15. we'd choose Karthy or Karissa.

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  16. I would get Karthy for my 5 year old son Connor who was recently diagnosed with Autism

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  17. I would love Kale because I try to protect the environment as much as possible. It is a cause that means a lot to me.

    serenap95(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  18. I would choose the Kauzbot for refugees! jessicapeeling@yahoo.com

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  19. I'd get Kiefer. It's an underrated cause.

    renfie.fields[at]gmail.com

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  20. We would get Karissa b/c my husband is a director for the Oregon Food Bank & this cause is very near & dear to our hearts every single day! Although Kalvin is my secret favorite color scheme wise ;) hehe. Thanks!
    chevsweep(@)yahoo(dot)com

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  21. I like the kruz robot.
    lenz.nicole(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. i would pick the one Karthy for autism since my daughter has a friend who is autistic.

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

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  23. Karthy for autism

    Cherriesjessilee@gmail.com

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  24. I would choose Karthy or KOURAGE.
    jas8929(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. I would get Kaprice for breast cancer
    hollow_sins(at)yahoo dot com

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  26. I'd pick KARISSA
    fight hunger
    nieceyd(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. Okay these are just too cute - and great causes!! My son would LOVE this! I would be so excited to stash away for Christmas - thanks so much for the chance to win! I'm loving Karson!!

    jamieandandre at bellsouth dot net

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  28. i would choose kalvin or karissa
    jenzen69atyahoodotcom

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  29. I would get Karthy, Kale or Karissa. I am passionate about all three!
    amoeidson@yahoo.com

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  30. I would pick Karthy, I really think it is still a horrible illness(disease) that has awareness but not enough because our children are still be diagnosised with this horrible thing everyday so there needs to be a cure to stop it!

    marysims810@gmail.com

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  31. I would pick Karson.
    cloud10277@Hotmail.com

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  32. I'd pick Kiefer or Kruz.
    jtmagmom73(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. I think my daughter would love Kaprice!
    Thanks
    nicole dunlop
    coleeol42784@aol.com

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  34. Hi!
    I'd pick Kourage or Kaprice :)
    Thanks for the chance!
    ~Mippy :)

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  35. I think I would choose the environment bot.

    b(dot)cardone(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  36. i would choose kaprise for breast cancer
    pkeintz@gmail.com

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