Who We Are
Bronze Box was inspired out of a desire to amplify Black voices and support Black owned businesses in our own community, now more than ever. According to a report from the National Bureau of Economic Research, “the number of African-American business owners plummeted from 1.1 million in February 2020 to 640,000 in April,” — equating to about 41% of Black-owned businesses in the U.S. going under in the wake of COVID-19.
Bronze Box lets you curate gift boxes that include a variety of products from Black businesses throughout the United States. Everyone is sure to find a box that inspires and interests them! We encourage and hope to inspire people from all walks of life to put their dollars back into the community so that small businesses can continue to thrive and grow into the new year.
Paul Wellington works as a public library supervisor. He is the co-founder of MKE Black; a directory of Black owned businesses and services in the Milwaukee area. Mazie Wellington is a public school educator who is dedicated to learning and growing as an Ally. As a family, they actively seek opportunities to support small businesses in their local community.