Sullivans Launches Medical Appreciation Artwork, 100% of Profits To Help Small Businesses
Sioux Falls, SD April 6, 2020
SULLIVAN, INC., (sullivangift.com) an industry-leading designer and marketer of home décor products, permanent botanicals, giftware, and seasonal holiday decorations, announces 100% of the profits from a special-edition, customizable artwork print will be donated to helping small businesses across the United States.
As the COVID-19 pandemic has affected our nation and shelter-in-place mandates have proliferated, Sullivans has created a beautiful special-edition, Medical Appreciation American Flag from the Darren Gygi Home Collection, to help retailers affected by this outbreak. “Small businesses are the heart and soul of our communities, and the core of our customer base for over 52 years. We not only want to support small business, but we also want to honor the medical community putting their lives at risk while helping those affected by COVID-19,” said Tom Russo, CEO of Sullivans.
100% of the profits from this customizable, special-edition print will be donated to The Small Business Relief Fund. This fund will provide micro-grants to qualifying small businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
"I'm honored to have my artwork displayed in retailers and homes throughout the country," said the artist, Darren Gygi. “It is my pleasure to release a special-edition print of my artwork in an effort to give back. We are in uncertain times, but one thing is certain--we can all do something to help."
Available in all five of our popular sizes, this gallery-wrapped, handmade in the USA, American flag also makes a lovely customizable gift for health care professionals everywhere. “This is our small way to recognize heroes on the front lines. As the quote suggests, we can’t thank the healthcare community enough for their selflessness, dedication and courage,” said Russo.
This charitable campaign runs through July 4th, 2020. 100% of the profits on units sold will be donated to The Small Business Relief Fund. Megan Gygi, brand manager of the Darren Gygi Home Collection, had this to share about Sullivan's philanthropic effort: "Since the beginning we’ve committed to handmaking our artwork in America and we also got our start in local, small brick and mortar stores. Even though we have grown to a nationally-recognized brand, we know that it is our independent retailers who keep us in business! We are thankful for them and grateful for the opportunity to help support them and our country during this difficult time."
The special-edition print can be purchased by retailers from Sullivans and end-customers can purchase this product through the Darren Gygi Home Collection website.
The Small Business Relief Fund is part of the Small Business Relief Initiative: a program supported by GoFundMe, Yelp, and Intuit QuickBooks. The Small Business Relief Initiative will supply financial assistance and support to businesses across the country by providing grants, tools, and resources to help during the crisis.
Intuit QuickBooks’ EVP and GM, Alex Chriss, said, “Small businesses need relief today to manage their cash flow. By joining forces with GoFundMe, we can connect millions of small businesses and their local communities. We’re helping to give the community a platform to quickly put cash in the hands of small businesses who need it the most.
This special-edition print can be purchased a variety of ways:
Retailers can purchase from SullivanGift.com or contact their Sullivans rep to order.
Consumers can order directly from DarrenGygiHomeCollection.com.
For more information on Sullivans, call 800.456.4568, visit www.sullivangift.com or contact your local Sullivans' sales representative for product information, to request a catalog or to locate a showroom near you.
About Sullivan, Inc
Home Begins Here, with Sullivans, where more than 2000 new products for the home are introduced annually for distribution through national retailers and e-tailers. Celebrating over 50 years in business, Sullivans was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Sioux Falls, SD, with showrooms in Atlanta, Dallas, Las Vegas and Sioux Falls. For more information on Sullivans, visit sullivangift.com, call 800.456.4568 or contact your local sales representative.
About The Darren Gygi Home Collection
Utah-based artist, Darren Gygi, founded the Darren Gygi Home Collection in 2009. The collection has become an industry favorite featuring exceptional wall art reproductions driven by boldness, flair, vivid expression and unsurpassed production quality standards. Each piece of giclée artwork is gallery wrapped and handmade in the USA. In 2018, Darren and his wife, Megan, sold their company to Sullivan, Inc, based in Sioux Falls, SD. Darren and Megan are now part of the Sullivan’s team, and Darren continues to create his beautiful artwork in his Provo, Utah studio.