Your Purchase Makes A Difference
At Appointed, commitment to our values is what sets us apart. American-made production, a customer-first mentality, and environmentally-conscious material sourcing & production practices are our guiding principles & always front of mind when it comes to what is next for Appointed. We’re also an AAPI, female-founded company that has been shaped and encouraged by our D.C. community. That is why in 2016, we decided to launch the Appointed Gives Back Program with our very first D.C. Workbook supporting Story Of Our Schools. Since then, this program has expanded year after year to include limited-edition notebooks, workbooks, journals, and notepads—each benefiting a unique organization striving to make a difference in our own backyards.
Our ongoing initiative is to work alongside non-profits using our unique skillset, in order to tangibly support a variety of efforts that empower, improve, and transform the world around us. Today, we’re highlighting two of our recent AGB best-sellers—the Journal For Change & 2021 D.C. Workbook—to take a closer look at the outsized impact a simple notebook can have. Read on for more.
Impact: 2021 D.C. Workbook
The D.C. Workbook was our first ever Appointed Gives Back notebook—and we’ve continued its legacy by partnering with a new Washington-area recipient each and every year. Our 2021 beneficiary, Girls On The Run, inspires girls across D.C. and Prince George's County to become joyful, healthy and confident, using a fun and experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. Thanks to those who purchased a D.C. Workbook in 2021, our donation to Girls On The Run totaled over $7,000.
"Thanks to Appointed's support, 30 girls, equivalent to two full teams, will be able to participate in the Girls on the Run program this spring. Your contribution enables us to bring the benefits of our proven program to some of the most economically-disadvantaged girls in Washington, DC." —Morgan Cornacchini, Development Manager
Impact: The Journal For Change
Launched in the summer of 2020, our Journal For Change benefits BEAM, The Loveland Foundation, & The Conscious Kid. These organizations were carefully selected for their commitment to empowering & lifting up communities of color. The Journal For Change has since found a permanent place in our collection—your support of this product has enabled us to donate over $30,000 to these inspiring & impactful organizations.
“Our mission is to remove the barriers that Black people experience getting access to or staying connected with emotional health care and healing through education, training, advocacy, and the creative arts.”
The Loveland Foundation
“The Loveland Foundation is the official continuation of this effort to bring opportunity and healing to communities of color, and especially to Black women and girls. Through fellowships, residency programs, listening tours, and more, ultimately we hope to contribute to both the empowerment and the liberation of the communities we serve.”
The Conscious Kid
“The Conscious Kid Is An Education, Research And Policy Organization That Supports Families And Educators In Taking Action To Disrupt Racism, Inequity And Bias.”
A commitment to our community has been become a core value for our brand, and we're looking forward to continuing to grow our giveback & community program in the years to come. Have an organization in mind you think would be a good fit for Appointed Gives Back? Leave a comment below or fill out our partnership application to get in touch.