November 30, 2011 in Uncategorized
Jennifer chose to donate to Hope North. She believes that children have the right to education, medical care and a thriving childhood in a safe environment. In Northern Uganda, tens of thousands of children have been abducted to serve as soldiers in a brutal civil war. This area is one of the most underreported humanitarian tragedies to date. Hope North was created to give education, vocational training, community, hope and home to these young refugees, orphans and former child soldiers. Bravo to the Hope North Founder Okello Sam and to Jennifer for helping create awareness to this extremely important cause!
November 23, 2011 in Uncategorized
Cristina chose to donate to the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (DMRF). Cristina has a nephew that has recently been diagnosed with dystonia. It is a movement disorder that causes the muscles to contract and spasm involuntarily. Dystonia causes varying degrees of disability and pain. There is ongoing research to better manage and treat this disorder and this is what Cristina hopes will help her sweet nephew in the future.
Thank you Cristina
November 22, 2011 in Appaman News
**PLEASE NOTE : Our event has been pushed to Jan 7th, 2012 at 12noon!
To kick off our 7 Weeks of Giving, we thought we’d throw an event and choose a charity that touches everyone. We have all had brushes with cancer affecting someone close and dear to our hearts. So we figured we would throw a family fun event and give 100% of the proceeds back into cancer research. Our charity of choice is Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) for Childhood Cancer.
Our event is called ’1st Annual Appaman Gowanus Grand Prix’. A family fun event to kick off the Holiday season in full support of a great foundation that provides funding of 200+ projects leading towards cures and improved quality of life for children with cancer. Our goal is to raise at least $1,000. You can check our progress as well as donate HERE. If you would like to know more about our event, you can visit HERE.
Cheers – Team Appaman
November 14, 2011 in Appaman News
This year there is so much we want to give that we had to add a few weeks into the program. Once again we launched the season with a large donation to Baby Buggy, a great organization that redistributes new and gently used clothing/gear to families in need. We were thrilled to donate boxes of warm winter clothing, something that will most definitely come to good use.
We are also revisiting our Pay it Forward Appaman/Employee plan. Each of our full time employees will pick a charity of choice and Appaman will give a donation to said charity. Check back to see where these donations go and the reasoning behind the choices made.
A new addition is our very exciting Gowanus Appaman Grand Prix Charity event for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer. Keep posted for event details and ticket information!!
It is truly the most wonderful time of the year and we are excited to give back big this year!