EVNY’s first venture, EV Gifts, began as an experiment in the basement of our president, Melanie Schaffran.  Over the summer of 2015 Melanie taught herself the step by step process in the art of candle making.  She designed a unique packaging that could be modified depending on holiday, event or special occasion.  All along the way, she taught her son, Brett, how to make the candles.  After building an inventory, EV Gifts was launched for public consumption on November 7th, 2015 at the enormously popular Craft and Gift Fair at the Robert E. Bell Middle School in Chappaqua. It proved to be a spectacular success as the candles made by EVNY’s first employees.

Since that first sale EV Gifts has attended over 100 sales.  Additionally, EVNY launched a new gift product with its new bracelet line in 2017.  In the fall of 2018, EV Gifts  debuted its Gift Box of Thanks.

Our candles and bracelets can be personalized for a special event. EV Gifts has also provided beautiful favors for a wedding, Girl Scout Gala and private parties.  We have teamed up with local high schools to customize bracelets for lacrosse teams and other sports.

Interested in creating a personalized candle or bracelet?

Contact Noelle at Noelle@evny.org

The gift business provides a challenge to test both the interests and abilities of employees for this kind of endeavor. It is a particularly rewarding opportunity for direct interaction with a community that has long supported but rarely has the chance to witness firsthand the talents and particular charm of our young people.

Want to attend an EVNY sale and meet some of our fantastic salespeople?  Please see our list of sales, and thank you for your support.

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