November 30, 2012 in Appaman News
For Stephanie’s “Pay it Forward,” she chose to donate to Volunteer Center of Bergen County, Inc.
In her words:”Every holiday season, I participate in their ‘All Wrapped Up’ program, which connects donors to local individuals in Bergen County, New Jersey who are in need of a little holiday cheer! Every year I ‘adopt’ 2 seniors/disabled individuals, and I get a wish list from their caseworker as to what they may need. Most years, a warm winter coat is first on the list, along with basic necessities and grocery store gift cards. When I meet with the caseworker to drop off the gifts, I get to see the excitement in the faces of some of the members at the senior or rehab center. I feel very lucky to be able to help someone have a better day. I always want to contribute to this organization through other programs as well, so your donation to the Volunteer Center of Bergen County, Inc can help in so many ways — a literacy class for a single mom, a training session for a mentor, a service call for a repair in a disabled individual’s home — so THANK YOU Appaman, for your immense generosity and kindness!”
You’re welcome, Stephanie, and we are sure your charity will appreciate the donation. If you would like more info on this charity click here.
November 28, 2012 in Appaman News, NYC
Although Hurricane Sandy is out of the news it is definitely not out of the lives of many here on the East Coast. Her wrath was felt far and wide and many are still dealing with picking up the pieces. A couple weeks ago Appaman did a fundraiser on our site where 15% of all sales were collected over the course of a week and this money is now being donated to a relief effort. We chose Restore Red Hook. www.restoreredhook.org
We felt a kinship to this organization because it serves entrepreneurs. The vendors that will benefit from Restore Red Hook lost their businesses due to the storm. This not only hurts their lives but the lives of their employees, their neighborhood, and the general morale of the area. We hope that our donation will help in the effort to get Red Hook back on its feet.
Watch the video at their Vimeo
November 19, 2012 in Appaman News
Appaman loves this time of year. There is something in the spirit of the city that lifts us up and brings out the best in everyone. Whatever it is, we are all in!
To continue our tradition of paying it forward, we are starting the season out with two large donations to two charities we believe in and do our best to support whenever possible:
The first one is Baby Buggy
. Baby Buggy is a wonderful organization that redistributes gently used products and apparel to families in need. They have been working overtime with the recent disaster from Hurricane Sandy and we were happy to ship them boxes of new Appaman gear for their families.
The other company is KIDS
(Kids in Distressed Situations). This is also an organization that comes to the aid of families in need during crisis situations. KIDS also received a large clothing donation from Appaman for children in need as a result of Hurricane Sandy.
Check back over the next seven weeks to see what other charities we will be supporting during this season of giving.
Want to know more? Here are links to last year’s Pay It Forward posts:
Center for Pediatric Cancers and Blood Disorders at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center
Make A Wish
Extreme Kids & Crew
Dystonia Medical Research Foundation
November 12, 2012 in Appaman News
Katie Luscombe, a lovely midwestern gal with a quirky sense of humor, incredible talents in nail art, baby naming, and impressive journalistic talents has officially joined Team Appaman. She runs our online division bringing fun social media, great customer service and online e-commerce charm.
We have been lucky enough to know Katie for a few years from her background in the children’s industry and when a position opened up, we pounced. This post is long overdue, but since Katie typically does them and she is that kind of humble gal, it didn’t get done. So please give a warm welcome to Katie when you get a minute.
Pictured above: Katie (L); Katie as Effie Trinket (R)
November 6, 2012 in Appaman News
Hey there Appaman Fan,
Many of our friends and neighbors here in NYC and the surrounding areas have been severely affected by Hurricane Sandy. Appaman is an NYC company and we want to help however we can! Appaman will donate 15% of all web sales placed from November 5th through November 12 to local, grassroots charities that are working hard to re-build the community.
We just made a massive update of our inventory, so lots of fall and winter favorites are now back in stock. There’s never been a better time to shop Appaman!
Thank you and don’t forget to vote today…it’s your right!
- Team Appaman