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Kari Catuogno

The Hospital Box

"We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give."

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Why did you start your business?

When my mother-in-law was in the hospital recovering from surgery, I looked for a special gift that would really mean something. Flowers were too impersonal… I needed something incredibly thoughtful, but quick. And easy!

There was nothing out there.

Tears came to her eyes (and mine) when she saw her special care package covered in encouraging messages and family photos...

That was a “light bulb” moment.

So I created The Hospital Box -- the first and only “Care Package Kit” -- to offer busy caregivers a simple way to touch a loved one’s heart, inspire their recovery, and show how much they care.

We provide the foundation for a loving care package – you provide the personal touches.

Our mission is to bring love and positivity to the millions of loved ones who are hospitalized every year. Happiness Heals!

Biggest Achievement so far.....

Survey Says… bringing home the Fast Money on Family Feud!
Fun fact: I’ve been on four gameshows.
Fingers crossed for Shark Tank one day!

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New York, NY
Greatest Lesson Learned....

Great companies think differently! Bringing something new and unique into the world takes the courage to be unapologetically bold – and then never give up.

Person, Place or Thing that inspires you

I believe we can all find inspiration from each other… if we’re willing to share a little of our reality! The Hospital Box is only half of my business life. I’ve also spent the past twenty-five years in Reality TV – developing and producing series about fascinating women... the Mob Wives, Salt-N-Pepa, and Snooki to name a few.

Everyone has a story worth listening to – and learning from! Seeing the world from someone else’s POV is what sparks creative ideas inside us!

Words to Foster others....

Trust yourself - you got this!

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