Nice to meet you! Below is a bit of info on our philosophy and our team.
Our mission is to inspire and spread community service because we believe that a little goodness goes a very long way. It’s amazing what a simple box can do when you add a touch of heart and creativity. See what good can do!
What We Do
We make it easy for people to give back and earn community service hours through hand-made and hand-delivered goody bags that provide a face-to-face thanks to the unsung heroes in their community.
How We Do It
Our efficient step-by-step kits shortcut community service logistics by motivating users to choose their own recipients, build their own creation, and work on their own time to directly affect their community.
Why We Do It
We believe that up-close-and-personal giving motivates more kindness, building community volunteers for life. ‘
Meet Team Awesome
Jane Cosco is a retired middle school teacher who brings 36 years of experience with children in grades five through eight to the Community Service In A Box team. As a member of the board, she is responsible for the conception of the Operation Goody Bag, our parent charity project, and co-founder of Community Service In A Box. Her many awards for leadership in innovative projects, coupled with her ability to motivate students through her personal touch, are more than just a winning combination. For her extraordinary efforts to remember 9/11, President George W. Bush recognized Jane in 2009 with the nation’s highest civilian volunteer service award, “The President’s Call to Service Award.” Jane’s unwavering dedication to a lifetime of community service helps motivate and drive Community Service In A Box’s mission and values.
Joseph Muscarella is a design strategist with extensive experience in product design, interior design, and branding. He brings over ten years of design experience to the Community Service In A Box team. As Chief Creative Officer and member of the Board of Directors, he has overseen the successful creation of the brand and continues to develop and deliver the organization’s strategic planning and growth development strategies. Joseph is a recent recipient of the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Volunteer Service and hopes to inspire the next generation of community service volunteers.
Shelli Decker is a design professional with experience in graphic design, interior design, and branding. She brings seven years of design and branding experience to the Operation Goody Bag team. As OGB’s Art Director and a member of the Board of Directors, she is responsible for the award winning OGB logo, and her branding expertise has helped shape the new look and spirit of the organization. As New Jersey native, Ms. Decker is inspired by the strength and support of her home state’s First Responders during and after Superstorm Sandy and thanks them for their daily sacrifices through her work with Operation Goody Bag..