EVNY’s first venture, EV Gifts, was launched 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, Max and Brett, were sold with charming salesmanship by Brian and Matt!
Since that first sale EV Gifts has attended 14 sales, selling over 750 candles at those sales. EV Gifts has also provided beautiful favors for a wedding, Girl Scout Gala and private parties. We have teamed up with Special Moms Network and our candles are now available to order online.
The candle 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.
A wonderful evening was had by all who attended the annual FECA Gala at the Yale Club in NYC. Brett and Max worked tirelessly to assemble candles specially designed for FECA supporters. All who came to the EVNY table were charmed by our salesmen for the evening, Brian.
Chill & Grill for Blue
The Holistic Learning Center and Barger & Gaines hosted the first official fundraiser in support of EVNY. John worked selling EVNY candles to the crowd, engaging all who came to his table with a smile and a handshake.
Saint John Saint Mary Festival
Matt did a fantastic job selling summer scented EVNY candles to the carnival goers at the Saint John Saint Mary Festival in Chappaqua.
Thank you for all who came out to support EVNY despite the unseasonable heat! Our fantastic EVNY salesman for the day was Brian. Brian did a great job greeting folks and making sales at the festival. EVNY would also like to thank Jamie Comstock for generously sponsoring our table at the festival!
Yorktown Grange Fair
Boy was it hot!!!! Brett and Max created our beautiful candles to sell at the fair. Avery braved the oppressive heat to speak to customers who stopped by our tent and sell some candles!
Amanda & Jon’s Wedding
EVNY did our first wedding! Max and Brett worked long and hard to fulfill this order of candles custom designed for this event. EVNY candles were used as favors and seating assignment cards.
John Jay Homestead
EVNY Gifts worked 3 sales at the John Jay Farmer Market this summer. Matt, Avery and Brian each worked a sale, promoting EV candles to any shoppers who passed the EVNY tent.
Peekskill Farmers Market
EVNY gifts was warmly welcomed to the Peekskill Farmers Market twice this summer. Matt and Avery both sold at the market, attracting passers by to stop and buy our candles.
Frosty Day Celebration
Despite a cold and rainy day, Armonk residents turned out for the town-wide Frosty Day celebration which included a holiday boutique at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. Our EVNY holiday candles continued to sell well thanks to the beautiful packaging by our production crew led by Brett Schaffran and the charming presentation by our professional salesmen, Brian Kirk and Matt Koch.
Bedford Holiday Fair
Another successful event! This was a particularly wonderful event as our booth was in a first grade classroom and all the kids who are normally there came by shrieking with delight to see the room transformed. Our professional salesman, John DeCaprio and Brian Kirk, did a great job as they continue to charm fair goers.
Chappaqua Craft Fair
Success. Extraordinary Ventures New York sold its handmade candles for the first time at The Chappaqua Craft Fair. Sales and orders were flowing and the young men who created these candles were beyond proud. Thanks to everyone for your support.