Our team Every parent knows the fear and panic that accompanies a child’s loss of a beloved stuffed animal. Somewhere while traveling between Seattle and Portland—we never figured out where—my daughter Piper’s favorite plush toy, Midnight, just disappeared. The loss was devastating to my six-year-old, who never went to bed without her favorite cat. Right then and there it occurred to me: our phones are mobile, computers are mobile, why can’t plush toys be mobile too?
Meet the motley crew that made GOPALS happen Former VP of Material Science and Innovation at NIKE Junior in High School 7th grader in Middle School 2 years old PIPER LORRIE COLE RILEY Chief Amazement Officer Director of Do Good Director of Make it Cool Director of Work-Life Balance Lorrie Vogel GOPALS by SeedTank, LLC. Lake Oswego, OR 97034 503-784-1988 www.GOPALS.net
The mission of GOPALS is to spread joy by doing good—the first by creating a small stuffed friend that never leaves a child’s side, the second by donating to Children Charities. This work is personal to my family. Several years ago, I lost a husband—and my daughter Piper a father—to cancer. We know how hard he fought, and we want to continue his fight by supporting the cure for childhood cancer. Please join us in the effort to rid the world of childhood cancers and save other families from the devastating loss of a loved one. 10% of all of our sales on “Piper the Cat” will go towards Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. Every day 700 children worldwide are diagnosed with childhood cancer. ALSF and its supporters are propelling the world towards a future without childhood cancer. Fast forward 11 years. My six-year-old daughter was now 17, she had a 12-year-old brother, and their mom had spent more than 20 years as a top footwear and apparel designer for Nike. And so one night—after my kids and I watched a few too many episodes of Shark Tank—we decided it was time to make my idea a reality. Together, we worked to design a plush toy that travels everywhere a child does, a stuffed animal that fastens to any backpack, seat belt, bike/scooter and more. GOPALS happily tag along on every trip—to school, sleepovers, vacations and their favorite pal will never leave their side. GOPALS was introduced in June 2019 on Amazon and www.GOPALS. net.
• Made with top quality materials for softness and durability • GoPals stuffed animals are designed to be mobile, attaching to your backpack, seat belts, bikes/scooters and more • Stackable so you can attach more GOPALS stuffed animal friends • With every GOPALS stuffed animal purchase, Seedtank will give a portion of the proceeds to Chilren’s Charities like Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation • Secret message from your GOPALS friend woven on each toy. • 8 characters in the “Originals” Collection • 7” tall • Recommended for children age 3 years and older • Designed in Oregon, USA
Mia The Rabbit
The GoPals Originals Collection features 8 adorable characters and retail for $14.95.
plush toy that travels everywhere a child goes and fastens securely to any backpack. GoPals happily tag along on every trip – to school, sleepovers, vacations and more.
We received Mia the Rabbit to review, and try out.
My 11 year old loves stuffed animals, and backpack clips, so I was all for this.
Callie decided she wanted Mia to stay in the car and she can even use as a tiny pillow.
These cute stuffed animals clip very easy, great for kids of all ages to attach to bookbags or seatbelts.
GoPals is a hit at my house! I may have to get one or two more for gifts this Christmas!
We highly recommend these. And it supports a great cause, even better!