In June 2012, Monika Wiela walked along Michigan Avenue in Chicago, when she saw a homeless man holding a sign saying: I need shoes! Monika desperately wanted to help him. She decided to come back with a pair of shoes for the homeless man, but when she returned, he was no longer there.
This event had such a profound effect on Monika, that the day after, she woke up with an idea! Soon Monika came up with a solution to help millions in need and so the idea of Give Back Box ® was born.