Learn more about who created GrandBox and why

Why we created GrandBox

We created GrandBox to connect with our families. Joe's grandmother was traveling back-and-forth from Texas to Iowa. Alison's grandparents live in Indiana, and she was in Chicago. Andy's mother and father also live in Indiana, and he is in Chicago. 

We created GrandBox in the winter of 2014, and we sent our first box in March 2014. It's been a few years, but we are still sending a monthly box to all of our older loved ones.

Team GrandBox is Andy Papier, Joe Yeoman, and Alison Fields. All three of us live at least a state away from our grandparents. It stinks not to be able to see them as much as we would like. So we thought GrandBox would be a great way to let them know that we are still thinking about them.

We want GrandBox to be as special for you as it has been for us. If you have any questions, email us at