Five Weeks of Giving 2014 – Teach for America

December 22, 2014 in Appaman News

Tina has chosen Teach for America as the organization that will receive her Five Weeks of Giving contribution.

Tina says:

Teach For America is a great organization that allows children — who I believe are our future — the opportunity to receive a great education despite financial hardship all across the nation. This organization invests in a diverse group of future leaders from many different universities to create a dynamic impact in low income communities. TFA provides them with the necessary training and career development skills to teach these children and provide them with excellent education to further succeed.”

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Find out more about Teach for America at www.teachforamerica.org.

Every holiday season, Appaman employees each get to select a charity of their choice to receive a donation. View all of 2014?s Five Weeks of Giving selections here.

Five Weeks of Giving 2014 – The Akilah Institute for Women

December 20, 2014 in Appaman News

Katie’s “pay it forward” pick is the Akilah Institute for Women is a women’s college with campuses in Rwanda and Burundi and headquarters in NYC.

By providing low income women with access to affordable, market-relevant education, industry-specific skills and job placement services, Akilah prepares students for careers in the booming private sector economy of East Africa, which faces a shortage of qualified employees. In a region with high underemployment, where 85% of women still work in subsistence agriculture (earning less than $2 per day), and just 1% of the population enters university (and less than 1/3 of students are female), access to education is the tool that empowers women to build their own professional identity, become leaders, and drastically improve the standard of living for themselves and their families. Akilah graduates, on average, earn five times the national average income, and 1/3 are the heads of their households.

Katie says:

“Around the world, women are denied access to educational opportunities that I spent most of my life taking entirely for granted, limiting their personal autonomy and ability to to take control of their health, wellbeing, finances, and future. Educating women and girls has been proven to be the single most effective way that a developing region can improve the lives and safety of individuals, families, and the community at large. But worldwide, women — especially those from low income backgrounds —  face unique challenges and cultural barriers that keep them out of professional spheres. I love how Akilah, in addition to providing practical on-the-job skills, focuses on developing students’ abilities in critical thinking, confidence, leadership and team building. A friend of mine works for this great organization and so I’ve gotten to hear first hand how dedicated they are to creating an educational model that does right by its students and continues to meet its own high expectations.”

akilah_logoFor more information, visit www.akilahinstitute.org.

Every holiday season, Appaman employees each get to select a charity of their choice to receive a donation. View all of 2014?s Five Weeks of Giving selections here.

 

Five Weeks of Giving 2014 – James J. Peters V.A. Medical Center

December 18, 2014 in Appaman News

For her Five Weeks of Giving donation, Stephanie has chosen to pay it forward to the James J. Peters V.A. Medical Center in Kingsbridge Road in the Bronx.

Stephanie says:

 ”My Papa was a proud member of the United States Army. He has used the resources at this VA Hospital countless times over the course of his adult life, most especially the last few years. He had a great fondness for his doctors at this hospital, and the care they provide to veterans.  When it came time to sell his house, he donated his elaborate book collection to the library at the hospital.  His last year or so, he unfortunately spent a bit of time as a patient here. He was so happy for the luck that came my way that brought me to Appaman and would love to hear stories about what was going on with the company and to look through the latest season’s catalogs with me! Sadly, my Papa passed away on June 8, 2013, but he would be so proud to have this donation given by Appaman to a place that means so much to him.”

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For more information on how you can volunteer or donate, visit the Bronx VA Center’s website.

 

Every holiday season, Appaman employees each get to select a charity of their choice to receive a donation. View all of 2014?s Five Weeks of Giving selections here.

Five Weeks of Giving 2014 – The Sarcoma Foundation of America

December 15, 2014 in Appaman News

Alyssa’s Pay it Forward is in honor of her high school friend Dan. This past year, Dan was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, an aggressive form of cancer. A successful surgery removed his kidney and the tumor around it. He underwent chemotherapy for eight months and has just returned to work!

Alyssa says:

“I have chosen The Sarcoma Foundation of America. The SFA supports sarcoma patients like Dan by funding research and increasing awareness of the disease. They also work with pharmaceutical companies to develop improved treatments and help with educating patients.

If you are looking for a place to donate to this holiday season, please support my friend Dan and others who are battling sarcoma.”

For more information or to make a donation, visit www.CureSarcoma.org/donate

Every holiday season, Appaman employees each get to select a charity of their choice to receive a donation. View all of 2014′s Five Weeks of Giving selections here.

Five Weeks of Giving 2014 – New York Cares

December 12, 2014 in Appaman News

Erica’s choice for her Five Weeks of Giving donation is an organization called New York Cares.

Erica says:

“New York Cares was founded in the 1980s with a focus on social services.  They have grown to become NYC’s largest volunteer management organization.   A fraction of the services offered include tutoring, college preparation, adult education, job training, community projects, coat drives, and environmental projects.  They run volunteer projects for about 1,300 public schools, nonprofit organizations, and city agencies.  I am pleased to donate to an organization that does so much to support at-risk individuals and communities throughout New York.”

Please consider New York Cares in this season of giving. For more information, you can visit newyorkcares.org.

Every holiday season, Appaman employees each get to select a charity of their choice to receive a donation. View all of 2014?s Five Weeks of Giving selections here.

Five Weeks of Giving 2014 – The Breast Cancer Research Foundation

December 8, 2014 in Appaman News

Kathleen would like to donate to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation for Appaman’s Five Weeks of Giving tradition.

Kathleen says:

“The Breast Cancer Research Foundation was founded by cosmetics executive Evelyn H. Lauder in 1993. Donations are used to fund clinical and genetic research on breast cancer, including trials for new drug treatments and research projects in vaccine development. This is an important charity to me because my great-grandmother & my grandmother from my mother’s side both passed away from breast cancer and there is a high risk of development for all females in my family.”

This donation will be made in memory of Kathleen’s grandmother, Mildred Behen Loehr.

For more information on this charity, please visit bcrfcure.org and consider them when giving this season.

Every holiday season, Appaman employees each get to select a charity of their choice to receive a donation. View all of 2014′s Five Weeks of Giving selections here.

Five Weeks of Giving 2014 – Citymeals

December 6, 2014 in Appaman News

Lynn’s charity of choice for Appaman’s annual Five Weeks of Giving is Citymeals.

Lynn says:

“As a young girl I remember going weekly with my mom to deliver meals on wheels in suburban Detroit.  At the time, I wasn’t aware of the impact and considered it just part of our routine.  I realize now that being included in this generous use of our time was a great life lesson.  I want to donate to Meals on Wheels as an adult, and in honor of my mom, who instilled in me the importance of giving back. Service to others is a wonderful lesson to teach our youth.”

Citymeals is one of the largest meals-on-wheels programs in the U.S.  They provide 2 million meals to 18,000 elderly New yorkers each year.  Beyond the nutritional value of the meals there is a human companionship value that is priceless.

Consider Citymeals in this season of giving. For more information, please visit citymeals.org.

Every holiday season, Appaman employees each get to select a charity of their choice to receive a donation. View all of 2014′s Five Weeks of Giving selections here.

Appaman’s 5 Weeks of Giving

December 3, 2014 in Appaman News

At Appaman we have a tradition of giving back. Every year, we honor our staff by letting them choose a charity and we donate to that charity in their name. This is a simple measure to thank both our staff and their charity of choice for all the hard work.

Check back in the coming days to see the different charities and their significance to our staff. This holiday season, consider some of our favorite charities when you are giving back yourself!
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Introducing…Kathleen!

November 25, 2014 in Appaman News

It’s time to introduce Team Appaman’s newest member: production manager Kathleen Reardon. An 8-year New Yorker by way of Kansas, Kathleen has been interested in fashion since she learned how to hold scissors, a skill she acquired in order to make her own paper doll clothes.

Today, Kathleen is still using those finely-tuned coordination and logistical skills to turn Appaman designs from creative ideas into actual products you can shop for, buy, and wear. As our in-house production manager, Kathleen works behind the scenes to make sure that the fabrics are dyed & woven, garments are sewn, design & fit adjustments are made, and that the completed garments are labeled and packed on freighters or planes on time to be shipped across the ocean to our warehouse, where they’ll be distributed to stores around the country.

When she’s not busy making fashion magic happen, Kathleen likes traveling, hiking, cooking, crafting, home decorating, going to baseball games,  and — naturally — shopping. We love having her around the office for her positive attitude and her ability to tackle any kind of project that comes her way. We also like the constant supply of candy she keeps in her desk, but that’s really just an extra bonus.

Levi McConaughey Wears Appaman’s Mod Suit at the Hollywood Walk of Fame

November 18, 2014 in In the news, Press, Star Style

Appaman’s Mod Suit has hit the red carpet once again. On Monday, November 17, Matthew McConaughey, along with his wife, Camila Alves, and their kids, Levi, Vida, and Livingston, celebrated the unveiling of Matthew’s star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.

The entire family looked as fashion-forward as ever in coordinating shades of white, blue, grey, and charcoal. The girls wore dresses and the guys wore suits. We may be biased, but we think that the couple’s oldest son, longtime Appaman fan Levi, age 6, stole the show in his classic Appaman Mod Suit in Vintage Black.

Levi McConaughey wears Appaman's Mod Suit in Vintage Black at dad Matthew McConaughey's Hollywood Walk of Fame celebration

Left: Levi McConaughey wears Appaman’s Mod Suit in Vintage Black at dad Matthew McConaughey’s Hollywood Walk of Fame celebration. Right: Mod Suit in Vintage Black, $150 on Appaman.com

With a stylish slim cut, comfortable adjustable waistband, and timeless charcoal grey color, the Mod Suit in Vintage Black is one of Appaman’s best selling pieces. Whether you go classic with a crisp, collared Standard Shirt in White (a la Levi), or add a rock-and-roll spin with your favorite sneakers and graphic tee, it always looks great.

It’s not the first time Levi has been spotted in Appaman’s Fine Tailoring Collection. In April, he rocked the Mod Suit in Chambray on the red carpet of a charity gala, putting his dad’s signature laid-back twist on the formal look, and earning the title of People’s “New Fave Mini Style Star.

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Even as a little tyke, Levi loved to matched his dad’s dapper style. Here he is wearing the jacket of his Mod Suit in Mist, another Appaman fan favorite, back in 2011:

Left: Livingston McConaughey wearing the jacket from his Appaman Mod Suit. Right: Appaman Mod Suit in Mist, $150 on Appaman.com

Left: Levi McConaughey wearing the jacket from his Appaman Mod Suit  while strolling with dad Matthew McConaughey in 2011. Right: Appaman Mod Suit in Mist, $150 on Appaman.com

Levi’s love of Fine Tailoring extends to outerwear, too! In 2012, stayed warm in his trusty Appaman Pea Coat in Charcoal, as pictured here, on a playdate with pal Louis Bullock and mom Sandra. (They must have been swapping style secrets – we later saw Louis make a red carpet appearance in a Mod Suit of his own.)

Levi McConaughey in 2012, wearing his Appaman Pea Coat while out on a playdate with mom Camila Alves, accompanied by Sandra Bullock and her son Louis.

Levi McConaughey in 2012, wearing his Appaman Pea Coat while out on a playdate with mom Camila Alves, accompanied by Sandra Bullock and her son Louis.

We love watching this cute kid’s style evolve.

Check out this season’s Fine Tailoring Collection for boys (including the Mod Suit in lots of fun and classic varieties, outerwear, shirts and accessories) here on Appaman.com.

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