United Way of New York City Recognizes Stampin' Up!
February 15, 2002
United Way of New York City Recognizes Utah-Based Stampin' Up! For Their $1.1 Million Contribution to The September 11th Fund
SALT LAKE CITY (February 15, 2002) - The United Way of New York City recognized Stampin' Up!®, one of the nation's largest decorative rubber stamp manufacturers, for their 1.1 million dollar contribution to The September 11th Fund at a breakfast in New York City held on February 13. The New York Community Trust and the United Way of New York City joined forces to create The September 11th Fund, generating grants that directly help individuals and families who were affected by the tragedy, aiding in the rebuilding of communities and assisting in rescue efforts.
The breakfast recognized all companies that contributed over one million dollars towards the fund. Other companies that were in attendance included AOL Time Warner, Microsoft, AT&T, Starbucks, The Home Depot, Blockbuster Inc. and many more at www.september11fund.org. "We're in good company, " says Shelli Gardner, Stampin' Up! co-founder and CEO, representing Stampin' Up! at the event. "We are so pleased to have created a way for people to donate to this wonderful cause."
This contribution was made possible by the creation of Stampin' Up!'s God Bless America Special Edition decorative rubber stamp. One hundred percent of the purchase price was contributed to the fund. Stampin' Up! sold 166,301 stamp sets at $6.95 each, raising a grand total of $1,155,791.95 in a three and a half month period to benefit The September 11th disaster relief fund. This effort was achieved by Stampin' Up!'s suppliers generously contributing or discounting the materials to make the stamps and all Stampin' Up! demonstrators waving their commission. "We are delighted with the response to this stamp by everyone involved," says Gardner. "We are so thankful to our demonstrators and suppliers for making this effort possible through their desire to contribute and actively promote the sale of the stamp. The original goal was to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to aid those most closely affected by the September 11th tragedies, and to surpass one million dollars speaks volumes!"
The United Way and The New York Community Trust expressed their gratitude at the breakfast to all of those that moved quickly to meet both immediate and long-term needs of the victims, their families and the affected communities.