Millennium Leather Announces New Charitable Pin Program
Teaneck, New Jersey-based Millennium Leather LLC announced the introduction of the industry’s first leather awareness pin in its 2008 holiday catalog. The company will donate five percent of all pin proceeds to various non profit organizations in the U.S. and Canada for research, awareness and support.
The ribbon shaped leather lapel pin is available in four colors—pink, red, yellow and purple. Millennium Leather has selected 20 non-profit organizations whose fundraising efforts are represented by one of the colors, to receive donations. The list includes Susan G. Komen For The Cure, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, amFAR, USO, Autism Society of America Foundation and their Canadian counterparts.
With an order of 100 units or more, distributors or their clients may select one of the nonprofit organizations designated by Millennium Leather LLC to receive the 5 percent donation. For orders of less than 100 units, Millennium Leather, LLC will select the recipient.
“So many organizations need our support, this is the time to do it,” says Donna Kahan, owner/creative director of Millennium Leather, LLC. “When someone wears our awareness pin, it is a reminder of people who are in less fortunate situations than ours. It is our hope that these pins will inspire others to do something for a cause.”
The idea for a leather awareness pin came to Kahan as she was working on the Andrew Philips Holiday Catalog. “I was thinking about using our pink leather products to generate support for Breast Cancer Awareness month in October. The ribbon is a symbol that is frequently used in conjunction with fundraising efforts for breast cancer. I had never seen a leather awareness ribbon and felt it was a natural for us because of its quality and longevity. It’s a classic design that is made elegant by the nature of the material,” added Kahan.