OUR MISSION is to provide durable housing essentials to those who need them most, with a continual focus on fiscal and environmental sustainability.
COCObundle is a social enterprise that allows charitable organizations to register for the essential items they need and donors to conveniently contribute (COCO) to their favorite orgs.
Our streamlined platform makes it easier for donors to give and non-profits to receive exactly what they need. Learn more about our work in the video.
KELLY LaPLANTE founded COCObundle as a result of simultaneous coursework in social entrepreneurship and volunteer work for a rapid re-housing organization in Austin—where she first noticed the inconsistencies and issues that COCO addresses.
A conscientious and ambitious executive, Kelly has a comprehensive background in environmental and social sustainability, design, strategy, partnerships, storytelling, relationship management, brand ambassadorship, public speaking, media relations, and event production.
Passionate about social innovation, co-creation, mentorship, and adventure, Kelly enjoyed two-decades as a leader in the sustainable design industry, where she shifted the public perception of how sustainable design looks and performs. She is the author of ecologique: The Style of Sustainable Design and was the founder and editorial director of Standard magazine.
MEHLAM BHIWANDIWALA is an accomplished, results-driven finance leader with 17 years of progressive experience in corporate finance, corporate development,, operations and accounting within PE / VC backed-startups as well as Fortune 50 companies..Mehlam has led efforts for fundraising and M&A as well as worked for a pre-IPO company and focuses on building self-sustaining teams through professional development coaching and mentoring.
As Co-Founder and COO, Mehlam is responsible for strategy, operations and finance efforts to help drive COCObundle’s Growth and Social Impact (people, planet, productivity) as well as support Legal and Regulatory compliance.
CLARISSA HULSEY is an entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in design, marketing, business development, strategic partnerships and relationship management. Her unique melange of skills and do-what-it-takes approach led Kelly and Mehlam to invite her to join the founding team.
As Director of Development, Clarissa is responsible for maximizing our impact though powerful corporate sponsorships— and guiding success for both sponsors and non-profit partners. By constantly incorporating partner feedback, Clarissa is always working to improve COCObundle's platform, experience, and systems of support.
This is us (L-R)
CO-FOUNDER + DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT, CLARISSA HULSEY
STRATEGY CONSULTANT, EILEEN BUSING
FOUNDER + CEO, KELLY LaPLANTE
CO-FOUNDER + COO, MEHLAM BHIWANDIWALA