December 12, 2014 in Appaman News
Erica’s choice for her Five Weeks of Giving donation is an organization called New York Cares.
“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.
December 16, 2013 in Appaman News
Erica’s pick for Appaman’s Five Weeks of Giving is the United Cerebral Palsy Association.
“The United Cerebral Palsy Association was founded in 1949 by Leonard Goldenson. When UCP was established there were very few resources available to those with disabilities. Since it’s inception UCP has served to raise awareness about Cerebral Palsy while providing support for people with disabilities and their families. UCP is committed to improving the quality of life of those with Cerebral Palsy and other developmental disabilities. This is a cause that is dear to me, so I’m grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the United Cerebral Palsy Association during our 5 weeks of giving.”
For more information about the Association, visit their website at www.ucp.org.
February 1, 2013 in Appaman News, Uncategorized
This summer the Appaman team was pleased to bring on board our very own ray of California sunshine, Erica Atkins! With her killer vintage style, magnetic personality, and affinity for Appaman HQ’s fave TV series Downton Abbey, Erica and her West Coast charm help make our office a great place to be. Erica brought in her past children’s industry expertise to work with our major wholesale accounts, and she is the logistical mastermind behind getting Appaman’s goods organized and shipped to department stores and other large retailers around the country…which, as industry folks know, is quite a task.
So, this post is long overdue, but nevertheless, we wish a very warm welcome to Erica, a wonderful addition to our staff.
December 21, 2012 in Appaman News
For Erica’s Seven Weeks of Giving contribution, she chose to donate to Mack and Third.
“Mack and Third is a non-profit organization that provides assistance to the homeless population of Detroit, Michigan, along with the food banks and shelters that serve them. Their annual summer concert Mack and Third Live, is an event which provides food, toiletries, medical screenings and dental services to homeless attendees.
I discovered Mack and Third while listening to an interview of the artist Kem. Raised in Detroit, he overcame addiction and homelessness to eventually become a successful singer, songwriter, and producer. I am always touched by stories of people who triumph over formidable circumstances and use their platform to help others. Mack and Third’s commitment to the Detroit community is a shining example of this.”
Learn more at www.mackandthird.org