|Tuesday, March 20th, 2007|
|Wednesday, January 31st, 2007|
|Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007|
|Wednesday, December 6th, 2006|
|(Purple!) Power to the People Update
Just finished up the paperwork - from November 3rd to December 5th, The Purple Store's customers raised $17.28 for adult literacy programs via the (Purple!) Power to the People program.http://www.thepurplestore.com/purplebooks.shtml
I am very happy to report that we have now officially raised over $100 for adult literacy programs in the last year! $115.11
Purple people make a difference! :) Current Mood: happy
|Tuesday, November 21st, 2006|
|Wednesday, November 15th, 2006|
|Start Wearing Purple!
Despite the catchy chorus, the inspiration for this song was anti- rather than pro-purple (boo!), so we're still on the look out for great purple-themed songs to share. Each year, Hastings Elementary School, who began and celebrates Purple Day
asks us for some kid-friendly purple songs for the choir to sing, and one of these years, we'll have a great one to share. Know any?
|Wednesday, October 11th, 2006|
|Sunday, September 17th, 2006|
|Wednesday, August 16th, 2006|
|Wednesday, April 19th, 2006|
|Tuesday, January 3rd, 2006|
A few months ago, L.A. Times' Booth Moore contacted us about a few of the products at The Purple Store. He was writing an article on purple fashion accessories for Spirit Magazine, Southwest Airlines' in-flight magazine. The article should be in the January 2006 issue. If you fly Southwest in January, check and see if you can find us. The Purple Store should be mentioned along with a lovely pair of men's lavender two-tone dress shoes.
Happy New Year! Current Mood: cheerful
|Thursday, December 15th, 2005|
|Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005|
|...even before the Halloween candy is consumed!
If you celebrate Christmas, decorate with Purple!
Our latest edition to the who-needs-red-and-green-when-there's-pur
ple collection are 2 new purple fleece Christmas stockings, with the help of Santa's Purple Elves, spaceling
We know, it's not even Thanksgiving yet! Online shipping takes a bit longer and this is already our second inventory of stockings, they sell fast
, so forgive us for the early mention? Current Mood: po-po-porphyrous
|Friday, October 28th, 2005|
|(Purple!) Power to the People - Phase I
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Attention: Community, Business, Human Interest, Adult Literacy WeekThe Purple Store Announces its “(Purple!) Power to The People” program
to support adult literacy and raise public awareness
at the beginning of Washington’s Adult Literacy Week
28 October – Seattle, WA – As Governor Gregoire declares the week of October 31st Adult Literacy Week, The Purple Store, a Seattle-based online store stocking all purple all the time, announces its new program “(Purple!) Power to the People” to fundraise for adult literacy. Starting October 31st, 100% net proceeds for all purple book purchases at The Purple Store will be donated to non-profit adult literacy programs.
When asked, “Why adult literacy?”, The Purple Store’s Chief Geek, Kim Raymoure, launches into a passionate explanation, “I’ve always believed in the ‘Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, you feed him for life’ approach to helping those in need. If an adult can’t read, they also can’t fill out even the simplest job applications, can’t read forms at hospitals – they must rely on others for all of their information.”
Adam Sheridan, The Purple Store’s creator, continues, “Adult literacy is a cause everyone can get behind. It gives people one of the most important tools to help themselves, and we’re really proud to support it.”
“(Purple!) Power to the People” will be donating proceeds to Literacy Source of Seattle, and is evaluating a second adult literacy program on the east coast to share proceeds. Business partners, such as Grandma Purple, will be matching donations for specific book purchases to help increase the money raised for adult literacy.
The “(Purple!) Power to the People” program aims, above all, to increase public awareness about the needs of adults with limited or no literacy skills. Adult literacy programs work hard to improve reading and writing skills in our country and they need your help.
Literacy Source is a Seattle-based adult literacy program dedicated to providing one-on-one English reading, writing and speaking tutors, resources and classes to adults (Adult Basic Education, ABE), English as a Second Language (ESL) students, incarcerated adults and refugees. Nearly 40 students at Literacy Source alone are waiting to be matched with a tutor. Volunteer tutors are always needed! Literacy Source accepts donations and seeks new tutors. A one-year commitment of three hours per week is required of each volunteer tutor.
To buy a purple book and donate to Adult Literacy today, visit http://www.thepurplestore.com
and go to Purple Books, http://www.thepurplestore.com/purplebooks.shtml
To find an adult literacy program in any area, visit http://www.literacydirectory.org Current Mood: ecstatic
|Saturday, October 22nd, 2005|
|Tuesday, September 6th, 2005|
The Color Purple
by Alice WalkerWarning: When I am an Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple
by Jenny JosephMr. Pine's Purple House
by Leonard KesslerHarold & the Purple Crayon (50th Anniv Edition)
by Crockett JohnsonBig Purple Undies
by Suzanne & Louise Kelman
-kim & The Purple Store.http://www.thepurplestore.com
Find anything in Purple. Current Mood: top secret project
|Thursday, August 4th, 2005|
|Sunday, July 31st, 2005|
|Wednesday, July 13th, 2005|
There are now 2 ways to see if Purple Store products ship internationally. The first is to check the "Shipping" section on each product detail page.
The second and newest feature is to use the search engine:
For purple that ships to the UK, just add "uk" to your search, i.e. "shoes uk" (without the quotes) will return all purple shoes that ship to the UK.
Add "canada" to your search.
Add "australia" to your search.
Add "iceland" to your search.
Add "nz" to your search for New Zealand.( Asia DestinationsCollapse )( Europe DestinationsCollapse )( US DestinationsCollapse )( South American DestinationsCollapse )
Coming Soon (will update here as each destination is completed):US:
American Samoa, Guam, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands (no, not international, but sometimes these destinations have shipping restrictions so this'll be handy for islanders and Alaskans) Current Mood: productive