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We are working to create a world where children are happy, healthy, and constantly learning. It’s our mission to support families no matter the socioeconomic status, race, or location in which a child is growing up. Parents wish the best for their child, and we are working strategically to make parenting easier and materials for bedtime more accessible.

That’s why we focus our efforts on providing Bedtime in a Box to underserved families and children, and leveraging each sale to provide a box directly to a family in return.



We’ve put out-of-the-box thinking in its place and are using a box to deliver materials and knowledge to parents and children. Sometimes the simplest things are the most powerful, and bedtime is the perfect time for learning, bonding and creating healthy habits.  


Jarrod Bolte

Jarrod is the founder of Bedtime in a Box and has spent the past 18 years working in education and the non-profit sector. He is a father and husband with a passion for doing good in the community.

Katherine Gravante

Katherine, a recent college graduate, is working full time on Bedtime in a Box as an Americorps Vista member this year. She is excited to help expand the reach of Bedtime in a Box to serve more children and families in Baltimore.

Emma Simpson

Emma Simpson has worked in non-profit administration for the past five years, in both fundraising and operations . She is eager to delve deep into the world of early childhood education and literacy outcomes by supporting the rest of the Bedtime in a Box team with their day-to-day needs and by developing a long-term growth strategy for the organization.

giving back

In our first year and a half, we provided over 600 low-income families with a Bedtime Box. Interest and requests for boxes continue to flood our organization and we have our sights set on providing 1000 boxes this year and continuing to grow to serve all low-income families in Baltimore with children age 0-5.  

We rely on the generosity of others to continue our work. Whether you are interested in volunteering, donating, or purchasing items to include in our boxes, we are excited to add you to our growing family of supporters helping us each day.  

Please contact Katherine Gravante to learn more and discuss opportunities.