Cubes 4 Kids

Learning is Healing


The Rubik's Cube is the world's most sold puzzle of all time. The visually simple puzzle has challenged the minds of millions for over 30 years. However, with a cube, the right resources, and some patience, we believe anyone can unscramble the 6 sides of the Rubik's Cube. This is where we come in:

There are several thousand children in hospitals throughout the United States. The goal of Cubes 4 Kids is not only to teach these kids how to solve a Rubik's Cube, but also to give them something fun to do while they are recuperating. With your help and donations, we will hopefully be able to supply these kids with Rubik's Cubes necessary for them to learn.

Initially, we plan to execute this charity within our community. We hope to visit local children’s hospitals and spend time with the children that are recuperating. With the capital that we receive from you, we will purchase Rubik’s Cubes to deliver them to these children.


Andy Smith

Hi, my name is Andy Smith, and I am the 2013 Rubik's Cube Speedsolving National Champion. A friend of mine first taught me how to solve the cube when I was 11, and it took me approximately 2 minutes to solve. 5½ years later, after much practice, I usually solve the cube in 9 seconds, with a best ever time of 5.64 seconds. ‘Cubing’, as it’s called, has grown from a simple hobby, to a large part of who I am today.

Zack Shinkar

Hi, my name is Zachary Shinkar, and 2 years ago, I learned to solve the Rubik’s Cube. As I entered high school, I met Andy, and was immediately intrigued by how fast he could solve the Cube. After watching him, I went home, determined to learn how to solve my own Rubik’s Cube. Some snacks, a few YouTube videos, and 3 days later, I was able to solve the cube in about 2 minutes. have continued to practice and gotten my time very low.

Alexander Phan

Hi, my name is Alexander Phan and I’ve been solving the Rubik’s Cube for eight years. I’m currently a pre-medical student at the Johns Hopkins University and have applied my Rubik’s Cube skills to my passion for medicine through Cubes 4 Kids. At the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, my team and I teach children how to create patterns on and solve the Rubik’s Cube. I want every child we work with to experience the satisfaction that I received when I first solved the Rubik’s Cube – a feeling of conquering the impossible.


Created by Benjamin Clauss and Cubes 4 Kids - Copyright 2014

Cubes 4 Kids is not yet a 503(c) tax deductible charity.