Fashionable Ribbons & Spina Bifida

Fashionable Ribbons and a donation to Spina Bifida Texas

From getting branding exposure to making ribbons fashionable and promoting products and services, giving back to the community is hugely beneficial for any business. But, it isn’t about what you get in return for your efforts. It’s about who you are helping.

And, here at Coller Industries, we understand that helping out in our community is fashionable. The best thing we get back when we give is the knowledge that we have helped someone. Investing in the community by donating our products is one of our best forms of marketing. But again, it isn’t just about the marketing possibilities; it’s about the people. So, no matter the need, every donation we make comes with the knowledge that what we do is important for everyone.

This Week’s Donation Spotlight: Spina Bifida Texas (SBTX)

Spina Bifida Texas and their FashionABLE programs

The mission of SBTX is to improve the lives of those affected by Spina Bifida and to promote its prevention through folic acid awareness. Our aim is to increase the quality of life of those with disabilities through our programs and resources. Our goal is to decrease the incidence of Spina Bifida through folic acid awareness. At Spina Bifida Texas (SBTX) we value community, education, and family.

Custom Badge Ribbons (Vertical)

Whether horizontal or vertical, these fashionable custom badge ribbons are perfect for any event. They make beautiful awards and also aid in recognizing and identifying sponsors, attendees and so much more. Use these vertical text and graphic ribbons and customize them to fit all of your event needs. Add nearly any text you need and even custom logos and graphics. Choose from a variety of fonts and ribbon and imprint colors to match your event’s theme or to add a pop of color to add to name badges and badge holders.

custom badge ribbons are a fashionable item to have at any event

Elizabeth Rivera, Project Coordinator for the SBTX FashionABLE event, provided this excellent description of the organization and event.

FashionABLE (as in “I am able”) is a one-of-a-kind program that started 12 years ago. SBTX partners high school design students with children who have disabilities. The high school students are tasked with creating a garment specific to the child’s needs. Children with physical disabilities and their families face challenges in many areas, and this is frequently true where clothing is involved. These children often have self-esteem issues, especially with their physical appearance as it may not be what society considers the ‘norm.’ Their bodies may not be proportional and finding clothing that fits is difficult.

Mobility issues require that many children use orthotics or prosthetics to assist them in their daily activities. These devices are often bulky, which also poses a problem when trying to find clothing. Many of these children have issues with fine motor skills and buttons and zippers sometimes become an obstacle when they try to dress independently. Some of the children are totally dependent on their caregivers for all their needs and finding clothing that is easily slipped on and off is sometimes difficult. Our program was developed to address these issues in an innovative way.

Creating a “FashionABLE” Community

Understanding our community needs teaches that no matter the setting, there are things to constantly focus on to keep it healthy. In order to help people feel that they belong somewhere, we support and manage these insights. And this comes with accepting each other and the diversity of those around you. This community understanding makes us responsible for those around us. This community responsibility not only aids those in need, but assists everyone influenced by any actions in that community. And, we think that is just like this organization: fashionable!

Donations are one way that makes us more responsible in our community. And, building trust in our community is not only a requirement but also the best way to maintain any community. This unified trust is why we, as a company, are always looking to help out in our neighborhood and surrounding areas.

Leukemia, Fundraisers and DYNA Ribbons

What does leukemia have to do with personalized ribbons?

Giving back to the community defines Coller Industries Incorporated’s mission of service. Through our motto of To Serve Our Customers and in maintaining our business practices, every donation helps us reach out to our community. Our most recent donation goes to a fantastic company who is supporting those who have leukemia.

Lisa Baynham, President of Ladies Leukemia League, Inc. describes the organization as “Dedicated, Enthusiastic and Fun.”

Ladies Leukemia League, Inc.Ladies Leukemia League, Inc. is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to raising funds to help find a cure for leukemia and lymphoma. Founded in 1969, Ladies Leukemia League annually awards all funds raised to leukemia and lymphoma research scientists via a grant program. Over the past 48 years, they have raised over $3.7 million in the hopes of finding a cure for these diseases.

“Our only fundraiser is our annual FÊTE de NÖEL Luncheon held in December in New Orleans,” said Baynham. “This event is the premier opening to the holiday season, and over 1,100 attendees attend. The event features a New York-style runway Fashion Show by Dillards. It also features three or four area-children who are facing the challenges of dealing with this disease. The event also includes raffles, a parade of prizes and a silent auction.”

Personalized DYNA Satin Ribbon Rolls

dyna satin ribbon donation for Ladies Leukemia League, Inc.Value priced DYNA Satin Ribbons are perfect for tying bows, gift wrapping and product packaging. The high-quality ribbon won’t fray or tear and has a slight sheen. Made from 100% polyester with fused edges, this ribbon is available in a variety of sizes as well as a large selection of colors.

Coller Industries donated personalized ribbons which we will use to make jingle bell necklaces for our fundraiser attendees,” said Baynham. “This donation helps reduce the overhead cost of this event so we can maximize the profits donated to leukemia research.”

Every donation we give becomes a part of who we are. And every organization we help, such as Ladies Leukemia League, Inc., defines why service is a must for our company. So, as we get to know those who help with fighting this disease, this donation makes us even more grateful for every opportunity to give back to our community.

How We Show Gratitude & Appreciation

These are big words: gratitude, appreciation, community. And their meanings are even more significant!

these special valentines show how much gratitude and appreciation comes from our annual GEF donationEvery year around this time, Coller Industries receives a special package. Inside this package are not only handwritten thank you Valentines, but also lots and lots of love. We receive these cards every year due to our annual donations to the Granite Education Foundation. And every year, our hearts are filled with gratitude and appreciation for those in our community.

Enclosed in the package is also a letter from the board of Granite Education Foundation:

Hey, Valentine!

Exchanging heartfelt messages on Valentine’s Day is a well-loved tradition. While the earliest Valentines were little more than hastily scribbled notes, today we can choose from thousands of varieties, each designed for a specific relationship in our lives. A hundred years ago, only sweethearts exchanged Valentine’s Day cards, but the practice has spread to encompass friends, family, colleagues and supporters.

This year, Granite Education Foundation and students from throughout Granite School District want to express our heartfelt thanks for your continued generosity and support. Enclosed you will find hand-made Valentine’s Day cards that our students created with YOU in mind.

Each board member signs this letter as a token of their gratitude and appreciation for all our donation does for teachers, students and the school district.

these special valentines show how much gratitude and appreciation comes from our annual GEF donationGranite Education Foundation (GEF)

Federal and state funds do not meet the immense needs of our students, teachers and schools. The Granite Education Foundation provides access to resources that improve educational outcomes.

We provide educational opportunities for students of Granite School District.

We educate students, teachers and members of our community on ways to impact our community. Together, we CAN make a difference! We gather and give resources the GRANITE way. We impact children and teachers in public education. We advocate, inform and promote learning for students and their families.

The lessons we learn from helping in our community teaches us how to be grateful for what we have. And when we realize what we have, we give even more back to those around us.

these special valentines show how much gratitude and appreciation comes from our annual GEF donation

these special valentines show how much gratitude and appreciation comes from our annual GEF donation

Coller Industries is known for their impact in the community through product donations. But the annual contribution to GEF is the one donation that we deem the most poignant. We are giving to the schools, the children, and most importantly, we are providing for our future.

These actions we make each year fill our hearts with gratitude and appreciation for those around us. Those who strive every day to make a difference in the world. So, yes, we receive thank you cards, but we feel that we are the ones who should be the most grateful. And that, in essence, is why we give donations.

Ribbons 101: Presentation and Branding

From a family-owned bakery to a national retail chain, your brand presentation is a must!

Logos should be a fun way to express yourself, but branding with your logo should also be a continuous presentation goal. Most of us have heard, “you get what you give.” And that sentiment is entirely true when it comes to promoting a business.

First things, first; let’s talk about branding.

using custom text and corporate logos on presentation brandingA brand is a particular characteristic that serves to identify a specific product, a trade name or trademark, or a particular kind or variety.

Let’s break it down a bit farther to make it a little easier. The act of branding is the process involved in creating a unique name or image for a product, person or idea. This action is done mostly through advertising and other similar means. It is also the action of building a unique presence in a consumer market that attracts and retains loyal customers.

So, in layman’s terms, corporate branding is the process of promoting the logo and name of a company for marketing and advertising purposes. Branding helps to expand a business and get the word out about the company’s goal.

Ribbon Presentation and Logos

Let’s take that family-owned bakery into account here. Without a brand, presentation is nothing; with a developed brand, that small bakery goes from a nobody to a large community somebody. It’s amazing what adding personalized information to a ribbon can do for a company.

From ribbon rolls to classic ribbons, customize most of our options to fit any brand. Adding your brand to a ribbon roll may not seem like an easy way to get the brand recognition you want. But, consider what you can do with all of those ribbons.

From decorations at your next event to product packaging, these ribbons are truly versatile. Bakeries can add them to cookie boxes for a little bit of pick-me-up, while larger retail stores can strategically place them around their building with logos and slogans for all customers to see and remember.

using custom text and corporate logos on custom ribbons for presentation and branding

Now, let’s not forget that unique message!

From a simple “made with love” message to a “built tough” slogan, all text should be significantly weighed before sending in to print. Does your message match your logo? And what about your end-game? Make sure that you are sending the right vibe with your custom ribbons.

A well-designed logo is a mark of a well-run business. And adding a logo to custom ribbons helps associate that company with a brand image.

And don’t forget that a ribbon staple is color!

No matter your business, keep that color stable. And what we mean by that is to make sure your brand is immediately recognizable with your color choice. From Ford blue to Target red, colors make brands better. And your personalized ribbons need to reflect that!

So, whatever you decide your brand should be, remember that presentation is everything!

A Holly, Jolly Coller Christmas Party

Coller Industries enjoys spoiling their employees!

And we all love accepting it, especially at the annual Christmas party!

Each year, every employee at Coller Industries is privileged to be included in an annual Christmas party. This event includes a luncheon that is catered by a local hotel. There are games, presents and of course wonderful conversations.

enjoying our annual holiday christmas coller industries party 

enjoying our annual holiday christmas coller industries party

enjoying our annual holiday christmas coller industries party

Because we love name tags so much, every year, each employee receives a personalized gift. This year the gifts were monogrammed with the traditional CI logo and adorned with a custom Christmas tree tied with a festive personalized ribbon with each name engraved into it. The mugs were also filled with delicious goodies.

santa came to our annual holiday christmas coller industries partyWe played bingo, had raffles and there was even an award for naming a new reindeer for Santa’s sleigh. Her name is SparkleDream! We also received a very nice duffle bag with the CI logo printed onto it. And every child who came to the party received a hand-chosen gift just for them.

And this year, for the first time ever, we had a special guest show up: Santa Claus! All of the children loved sitting on his lap and singing with him about reindeer and snowmen.

Gary Coller (President): “The best thing about the Christmas party is celebrating the season with my employees and their families. For many of them, this is the only time I see their spouses and children. Year after year I get to see their families grow and it’s a great feeling to think that I play a small part in their success.”

 

enjoying our annual holiday christmas coller industries partyAs employees, we would like to give a special thank you to Coller Industries.

And especially the Coller family and our office manager, purchasing agent and receptionist, Eboni, Audra and Kylie N., for providing such an enjoyable activity for their employees. And here’s how we say that thank you!

 

CreelaBelle (Content Writer): “There was definitely a feeling of camaraderie. I could tell everyone there had a huge amount of love and respect for the company, and as a new employee, that means a lot.”

Slim (Quality Control): “This year’s Christmas party was awesome! The food was better. I thought the venue was much better this year too. I had a great time!”

Melanie (Graphic Artist): “I really enjoyed the food at this year’s party, especially the fish. The company gifts were very nice, and I liked the overall atmosphere of the event – ‘formal’ but relaxed. This year’s party ran very smoothly, and I look forward to enjoying another one next year!”