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Philanthropy

We believe in supporting our
local communities.

As a company we have made continued philanthropic efforts to help better both ourselves and our community.

Boss Lady Shari offered the team a program called Give a Little AND Get a Little for each of our team members to use to support local nonprofits and to shop/support small businesses. Shari gave everyone $100 to give back to a charitable cause that resonated with them. Our dynamic team donated to multiple charities like struggling farms, local businesses struggling after covid, food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, and women’s shelters. This was a special chance for everyone to select a cause that mattered to them deeply and had an impact on their neighborhoods. Here are some of the organizations our team chose to donate to…….

Restore in Asbury, A retail location for Habitat for Humanity, that sells lightly used and new furniture, home décor, appliances, construction materials and much more.100% of the proceeds stay local to impact the Southern Monmouth County community and support Habitat for Humanity efforts in the community. The goal was to use the money at ReStore to purchase something to use as a Book Box, or buy the materials to make one, so their kids can set up a Little Free Library in our community.

Funny Farm Rescue creates homes for unwanted farm animals, domesticated animals, and animals with special needs to live their natural lives.

Meals on Wheels, a program that delivers meals to individuals at home who are unable to purchase or prepare their own meals.

The Ronald McDonald House of Southwest Florida, is an independent American nonprofit organization whose stated mission is to create, find, and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children.

Back@You, a charity that supplies backpacks to those experiencing homelessness filled with essentials that help them survive life on the streets.

New Hope Housing, whose core purpose is to provide life-stabilizing, affordable, permanent housing with support services for people who live on limited incomes. Their vision is to be an enduring institution serving Houston’s most vulnerable citizens.

Junior League of Morristown, an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

NJ Heartworks, a local grassroots movement of women committed to replicating and sustaining palpable kindness witnessed in the wake of 9/11. Inspired by mutual healing that takes place through receiving and giving, who offer hope to people in the community experiencing illness, injury, or grief.

Oasis in Paterson, who carries out educational and social service programs that help women enter and succeed in the workforce and help children flourish academically. Also, operates a soup kitchen and provides emergency food, clothing, and social support to city residents in need.

Morristown Soup Kitchen creates lasting solutions to the problems of hunger, homelessness, and poverty. They offer food, housing, work readiness, medical, social, and educational services 365 days a year in a warm, safe and caring environment, free of charge, no questions asked.

And various local restaurants and shops in our surrounding communities such as Doc’s House Beach Restaurant, a family-owned restaurant located in Florida near one of our team members. Bling by Design, a small business in Bernardsville, Sisters a boutique shop in Denville NJ, 31 South a restaurant in Morristown and Welcome Neighbor, A local restaurant near one of our team’s homes. They hosted monthly supper clubs that were for immigrant families to meet each other and try other cultures’ cuisines. Our team loves to support small businesses and do what we can locally.

Our team has also committed to doing 20 hours each of community service for 20 years of Stackable Sensations. This way, employees can dedicate their time to philanthropic organizations that are important to them. As a team we are committed to volunteering in our community and supporting local causes such as volunteering our time at a local senior citizen’s home.

We joined forces with Roots & Wings in December 2021, a nonprofit organization that offers adolescents aging out of foster care secure housing, emotional support, life skills, and educational opportunities.

In our lobby, we set up a giving tree decorated with ornaments that contain specific home goods that the young adults need. People in the neighborhood were encouraged to pick out an ornament and bring it to our office to be given to those in need.

Here at Stackable, we donate where we can! Stackable Sensations donated chocolate bars with a few golden tickets to Blue Water Wave a company that supports local charities, veterans, women and minorities, and JDRF a non-profit that funds research for type 1 diabetes. These chocolate bars were then purchased by attendees at their charity events for the exciting opportunity to win the golden ticket. This was a huge hit, and not only fun, but delicious too!

We also partnered with one of our trusted suppliers to donate jackets, shirts, duffel bags and socks to First Book. First Book is a non-profit organization that believes education is the best way out of poverty for children in need. First Book aims to remove barriers to quality education for all kids by making everything from new, high-quality books and educational resources to sports equipment, winter coats, snacks, and more – affordable to its member network of more than 475,000 educators who exclusively serve kids in need.

We are also huge animal lovers. As a team, we accepted donations of canned dog and cat food for St Huberts, a local animal shelter. Boss lady also committed to donating $20 each month to the ASPCA, a non-profit organization to prevent animal cruelty. With her donation, she will be actively helping adoptions, rescuing animals, activism, and educating the public on the severity of animal cruelty around the world!

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Eco-Friendly

Being environmentally friendly
is part of our everyday life...

What We Are Doing in Our Office to Be More Eco-Friendly.

At Stackable Sensations, our promise to create happiness means more than delivering useful promotional products and superior quality service. It also encompasses our effort to create happiness for the environment and our local community!

Inside the office, we have begun taking notes in an eco-friendly manner. For example, some of our employees opt to use iPads when in meetings. Others have also begun to use the Rocketbook. The Rocketbook allows users to transfer all their notes to an email or shared drive. The page that was previously covered in notes is then completely erased, allowing the paper to be reused! When paper is necessary, stone paper is available for use.

Recycling bins are placed throughout the office, ensuring that any printed samples that were sent to us are recycled rather than thrown away. The bins also serve as a reminder to our employees to consider the environment throughout the day and make a conscious effort to cut down on waste. 

With the renovation of our office, we have replaced all lighting with LEDs. LED lights have become increasingly popular for their longer life span and energy efficiency when compared to fluorescent and incandescent lights. This ensures that a substantial amount of energy can be saved over longtime use. LED lights also have smaller carbon emissions than other lighting. Thus, opting to use LED lights enables us to reduce our carbon footprint. To further reduce energy consumption, electronics are unplugged at the end of the day. 

Boss Lady also supplies eco-friendly coffee cups, plates, napkins, and water tumblers so employees can enjoy their lunch while helping the planet. Boss Lady even instituted a hybrid work schedule for her employees. This is a great benefit for both employees and the environment! A hybrid schedule ensures that fewer cars are on the road, which translates to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. 

On the fulfilment side, we have made a conscious effort to start using recycled eco-friendly packaging for when we ship out orders. With boxes, tissue paper, and other packaging materials often serving a one-time only use, we decided that this would be a crucial area to target to reduce our impact on the environment.

What Our Factories Are Doing to Be More Eco-Friendly.

Not only are we dedicated to being more eco-friendly, but our preferred vendors are too!

Shipping and packaging are a major component of the promotional product industry. To combat the negative impact that excessive shipping can have on the environment, some of our preferred vendors have made a conscious effort to deliver orders with UPS® Carbon Neutral Shipping while others are working to have a 50% reduction in carbon emissions by the year 2025. Many of our preferred vendors are platinum rated companies with the Green Business Bureau, are working towards zero manufacturing waste, and have committed to completely offsetting their carbon footprint. They have also emphasized the importance of eco-friendly packaging, focusing on packaging from post-consumer materials and purchasing all cardboard boxes certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.

Another major component of the promotional products industry are the materials utilized throughout production. A major focus has been producing products made with eco-friendly materials. Such materials may include bamboo, biodegradable material, rPET, and PLA. Wheat straw plastic and stone are two other unique materials that are being utilized. Further, there has been a recent push to make sunscreen out of truly reef-safe ingredients. By excluding harmful chemicals like oxybenzone and octanoate, sunscreen does not harm coral. These chemicals can be so detrimental that Hawaii and Mexico banned the use of sunscreens that contained these ingredients! Another major initiative is the proper handling of hazardous materials and commitment to recycling old electronics. 

This commitment to the environment extends past the production phase. For example, some work with the Give Back Box, donating all unused or damaged apparel, while others made a commitment to plant two trees for every one that they consume. 

Solar powered factories have also been increasingly popular, and we are proud to use vendors that have switched from traditional electricity. This switch to solar power reduced the energy expelled by approximately 43%! 

By working with vendors that share our commitment to the environment, we are confident that we can continue to deliver high quality and unique products while benefiting the environment.

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Giving Back

Whether it is providing clean water, planting trees, or giving back to wounded veterans, we have products that give back.

Giveback programs are an important focus for our company and our clients.

Giveback programs are initiatives in which companies donate items or money to different nonprofits and charities to positively impact the community. 

Our preferred vendors have a plethora of giveback programs that process through the purchase of promo items. Such initiatives include partnering with One Tree Planted, donating gear and apparel in support of flooding in British Colombia, committing 1% of total global sales in donated gear, providing 8 hours of paid volunteering time to all employees, and contributing funds to the Boy’s and Girl’s Club of America. The Wounded Warrior Project. a nonprofit that supports wounded veterans’ transition to civilian life, is another distinct program. NAEIR collects merchandise from American corporations to donate to other nonprofits. Other initiative includes Honeybees and Humans, a program in which a company donates 1% of their annual product to support bee farmers; Shelter to Solider which works to rescue and train dogs for veterans; and the Blue Verve Project, a non-profit that works to raise awareness about plastic in the ocean. Another vendor funds a grant program, providing $2,000 in apparel to qualifying nonprofit organizations while one maintains a philanthropic relationship with Cradles to Crayons and Catie’s Closet. 

Corkcicle partners with charity: water, meaning that each purchase of a Corkcicle product helps bring clean water to people in need. Similarly, Miir donates at least 1% of their revenue to nonprofits whose work empowers communities while simultaneously benefiting the environment. Modern sprout and soapbox are also committed to giving back. While modern sprout donates a percentage of their profit to Pollinator Partnership, Soap Box donates soap bars to those in need. 

By partnering with companies and vendors with these giveback programs, we can easily support many different causes!

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