Pay It Forward – Alyssa Miller

December 22, 2011 in Uncategorized

For Alyssa’s “Pay it Forward” she chose to donate to a local hospital right across the Hudson River. The Center for Pediatric Cancers and Blood Disorders at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson, NJ.


St. Joseph’s treats a variety of blood disorders and cancers from birth to adolescence. Donations go to the general hematology/oncology clinic where it can be used for either the child life program, where toys and Birthday gifts are provided for the children in the clinic. Or it is used for the integrative therapies program. This is a program where a licensed acupuncturist performs acupuncture, massage, acupressure, and aromatherapy for the children to complement the chemotherapy their getting and to try to reduce side effects of the treatments.


Thank you so much Alyssa!!

Pay it Forward – Susan Kay

December 19, 2011 in Uncategorized

Water changes everything … this is why Susan chose charity: water for her Pay It Forward. Water is so important in our everyday lives, so it is unfortunate that there are people around the world who don’t have access to clean water. Almost 90% of the 30,000 deaths that occur every week from unsafe water are of children under five years old. These diseases could be prevented just by improving water supply and sanitation. Charity: water’s project is to create wells for clean water that are near by villages and they also mandate sanitation training. The overall goal is to significantly cut down disease rates in the developing world and improve sanitation.


We can’t thank Susan enough for choosing such an important cause. Thank you!!

Pay it Forward – Lynn Husum

December 12, 2011 in Uncategorized

“Where Dreams come true” These 4 simple words were written on a plaque I saw and I thought if life could be that simple. Lynn chose to donate her pay it forward to an organization that makes this happen if even for just a day. The Make A Wish Foundation has a mission to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

Talking to families that have been granted wishes, scrolling the recent wishes at the organization and seeing the after effects of a dream come true are enough to encourage anybody to be involved.

Everybody has a dream and unfortunately some of us don’t have long enough to see it realized without a little help. Thank you Lynn for helping dreams come true.

Pay it Forward – Harald Husum

December 7, 2011 in Uncategorized

At Appaman, we have a tight knit family of friends that have helped with their time, craftsmanship and commitment to the brand. Recently two of our dear friends lost their daughter and it has been an overwhelmingly sad realization. Harald would like to use his Pay it Forward donation in memory of LULA NEAVE WALKER MURRAY and donate to a charity the family has recommended, Extreme Kids & Crew. This organization aims to create a haven for children with disabilities and their families, a beautiful gym and arts center where children and parents can play, learn and grow in a warm, creative and understanding environment.


Thank you Harald for your donation to such a worthy and personal cause.