AppKIDS Event


Appalachian Kindness In Donations & Service (AppKIDS)

2019 AppKIDS day is Friday, November 8th, 2019

In its 39th year, AppKIDS, organized by a Staff Senate committee, is an annual shopping event for 100 underprivileged children, K – 12, from Watauga County Schools to provide them with Winter clothing, hygiene, and snack food items. Appalachian faculty and staff, using donated funds, volunteer their time to mentor and guide these children on AppKIDS Day.

  • Donate Today!
    • Donation deadline is Friday, November 1st, 2019
    • Check, cash, or payroll deductions contributions are accepted
    • Checks are payable to Appalachian State University Staff Senate with "AppKIDS donation" in the memo line
    • Donation goal is $17,500
    • Donations are tax-deductible
    • Payroll Deduction - Appalachian employees may donate as little as $5 per month (6-month minimum pledge). This must be renewed every year.
      • Use Appalachian State University Self Service.
        (Logon>Employee tab>ASU Foundation Payroll Deduction);
        Please type AppKIDS FUND # 992568 in the form under "Please indicate the area(s) you wish to support below:
    • Be on the lookout for collection envelopes in your department this Fall.
    • For donation questions contact: Kara Harmon, 186 John Thomas Hall, 262-7394. 
  • CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER for Drivers or Shoppers (Appstate account required)
  • Please, refer to the Driver Responsibilities and Shopper Responsibilities before volunteering. 
    If you can volunteer for "behind the scenes" duties that day, please e-mail Kara Harmon for those duties.
  • To volunteer your time at football concessions contact Tammie Gelderman.
    We need you! This is a great way to give. We get $50 per person, per each game! At least 10 volunteers needed per game.

For general questions, please contact:

Chair: Kara Harmon - - 262-7394

Co-Chair: Mandy Robertson - - 262-8490


AppKIDS Committee Members
Cathy ZieglerKatie HowardJanice Smith
Kalin BradleyKim JonesHeidi Tait
Tammie GeldermanRebekah SaylorsCindy Trivette
Kathy DeasMonica RoseKara Harmon
Clint CoffeyMandy Robertson Jack Chambers

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