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Enjoy high-quality, premium products created by Howard Alumni entrepreneurs delivered to your doorstep every three months.
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"Welcome to the Mecca. Welcome to the Capstone."

Remember those words from freshman orientation at Howard University? We do.

To have had the opportunity to attend an institution considered elite and most prestigious for Black students means our excellence as Howard Alumni is unmatched.

So it only makes sense that The Capstone Crate, a premium subscription box service, is expertly curated with posh, fun and trending products created by Howard Alumni who own their own businesses.

The Capstone Crate is for the subscription box fiend or first timer who loves surprises and all things fine & posh.

The Capstone Crate is founded by Howard University Alumni, Howard University has no affiliation with our Black-owned company.

If you want a direct connection to Bison-run businesses,
The Capstone Crate is for you.

Join The Capstone Crate and get access to Bison entrepreneurs’ creations in one place! It’s easy as 1-2-3.

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1. Subscribe to The Capstone Crate

Sign up to join The Capstone Crate community. Select the annual box subscription (4 boxes a year for $375) or select quarterly subscription (4 payments of $125).

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2. Receive a Capstone Crate experience every 3 months

Each quarter, our premium Capstone Crate is thoughtfully curated with a unique theme exclusive to the Howard Community. Receive our premium Capstone Crate packed with great Bison-owned business products and learn about fellow Howard Alumni in each Capstone Crate.

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3. Share with #CapstoneCrate

As much as you want to keep your Capstone Crate to yourself, share it with your fellow Howardites. Use #capstonecrate to share videos of your unboxing and pics with your new Capstone Crate swag and don’t forget to tag Bison businesses when talking about their products. #BisonLove

What's In the Box?

The Capstone Crate, a premium subscription box service, is expertly curated with posh, fun, and trending products created by Howard Alumni who own their own businesses. Each quarter you will receive a themed box of products BY HU Alumni FOR HU Alumni at your door. You get 4-6 unique and special products from your Howard entrepreneur community that follow a specially curated theme and could include anything from home decor, art, food & drink, apparel & more. Each box will contain at least one Howard-licensed swag item! Images displayed are just an example of products.
Any Howard-specific products  included in The Capstone Crate will be branded and licensed by Howard University. 

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Choose Your Subscription Plan

Boxes are mailed out the 15th of every quarter. Boxes must be ordered by the 25th of the month prior. Spring Arts boxes should be ordered by March 15th. Each quarter your Capstone Crate will include 4-6 products geared toward a theme. Products will be selected from various Black-owned Howard-Alumni business owners that include house decor, apparel, food, accessories and more!

Annual Subscription

$ 375 each year
& free shipping
  • Save over $100 when you prepay for four Capstone Crates (1 box each quarter)
  • Includes free US shipping
  • Cancel anytime after receiving four Capstone Crates
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Quarterly Subscription

$ 125 each quarter
+ shipping costs
  • Receive a new Capstone Crate
    every three months
  • Shipping not included
  • Automated quarterly billing before shipment (Cancel anytime before the next billing cycle)
  • No Contract

Frequently Asked Questions

Capstone Crate Details

One word: luxe! To be specific, we work hard to especially curate our Capstone Crates with luxury, memories, and YOU in mind. We work with Howard University Alumni business owners to perfect our model. Each box is creatively packaged with a different Howard University theme complete with one luxe feature item accompanied by additional well-crafted, quality products including, but not limited to, men’s and women’s apparel, home and fashion accessories, food and beverage items, children’s gifts & the list goes on.

Absolutely! Capstone Crate is not only Howard Alumni-owned and operated; it is a Black women-owned company operated by LaWanda Toney and Zerline Hughes Spruill – class of 1999 graduates. While The Capstone Crate is founded by Howard University Alumni, Howard University has no affiliation with our Black-owned company. Meet the founders. 

We spend most of our time researching companies and meeting with entrepreneurs to learn about their products and services. We then sample products for quality before inviting Bison businesses to become a Capstone Crate partner. We also make sure that any Howard specific products  included in our boxes must be branded and licensed by Howard University. 

We work with vendors in the areas of home decor and housewares, food and drink, health and wellness, beauty, women’s, men’s and unisex apparel, jewelry and accessories, arts, literature, hobbies and more! Stay tuned to take a look at some of the Howard Alumni-owned businesses we have worked with and previously featured in the Capstone Crate.

We curate our boxes well in advance in cooperation with Howard Alumni owned businesses. As such, it is our hope that our tailored Capstone Crates feature quality items that you love. We do not offer refunds. If something is missing from your Capstone Crate, we will definitely replace it. Just email us at [email protected]!

Capstone Crates are shipped out quarterly. The first crate ships in February; the second rolls out mid-spring; the third Capstone Crate is ready in time for the summer; the fourth Capstone Crate is delivered in the fall.

It’s easy as 1-2-3: Subscribe, unbox, share! Click here to get validated

Once validated, Capstone Crate subscribers have access to Howard Alumni businesses  in a quarterly, themed Capstone Crate. We offer 4-6 products for you to keep, gift, or share. And you get to support Howard Alumni-run businesses.

We are always interested in increasing our network of Howard Alumni-owned businesses and look forward to hearing from entrepreneurs. Just fill out our Bison businesses survey.


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