ChalkWild erasable backpack aims to give kids, especially kids on the Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, & Sensory Processing Disorder the freedom to create art on the go & to reap all its therapeutic benefits, to customize it into a one-of-a-kind backpack to show off their creative art to the world; and to donate a portion of proceed to charity.
hien, a young inventor & entrepreneur
the story of chalkwild
Hien Ho was about 11-year old when he invented an erasable backpack with his father. The idea came from watching kids skateboarding at a local skate park. Hien noticed many kids wearing canvas backpacks with really beautiful & intricate design on each backpack. They were done with permanent marker. Obviously, the designs were permanent. That’s when he got the idea of creating an erasable book bag so that kids can change the cool design as often as they want without having to buy new backpacks. After many months of experimentation, Hien & his father created an erasable book bag which they called: “Erasable Book Bag”. It’s an Erasable art canvas + book bag. You can purchase a set of 8 NON-TOXIC color chalk markers to doodle with separately or as a combo. Hien created the awesome bag for creative kids. However, we have pivoted our business model to serve kids on Autism spectrum, ADHD, Sensory Disorder because many autism moms told us how calm & happy their children are when they doodle & personalize their bags their way as often as they want and anywhere they want. It is also a helpful communication tool between teachers and parents of nonverbal autistic students. Some super creative & imaginative special ed teachers in New Jersey came up with an idea to use it as such and informed us about it. As a member of Boys & Girls Club of Stanislaus where kids like him learn skills to be amazing and where great futures start, Hien wants to invest 10% of sale back into Boys & Girls Club. Since starting the company, Hien appeared on Good Day Sacramento & in the Modesto Bee. He also got a letter from former President of the United States of America, Mr. Barack Obama, and a letter from a sitting US Congressman. Hien was a keynote speaker at Boys & Girls Club graduation and also has given a few speeches at other Boys & Girls Club events, Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday celebration… ChalkWild Erasable Book Bag also has been featured on various media outlets seen below.
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