Nevada Childhood Cancer Backpacks!

Every year, Zappos teams up with the NCCF to donate backpacks to 100 children with life threatening illnesses. This year Zappos distributed 271 backpacks to kids in need.

I’ll let Jamie N. tell you about!

Zappos Gives! pledged to donate 100 backpacks stuffed full of school supplies for the the children of the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation. However, with the help of Zappos employees, we were able to pack 266 backpacks with everything a child would need to get through the school year.

We’re very excited to see their faces when they come to pick them up!

Do More with Less, with The Wow Team!!

The Zappos Customer Loyalty Wow Team is saving Pop Tops for a good cause in this week’s segment of Do More with Less! For the next Few Months they will have Containers set up in the Lunchroom for Employees to throw their Gently used Pop Tops in so they can be donated to the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation ! Customer Loyalty Wow Team member Jonathan W. explains.

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Singing Valentines!

Hi Lovebirds!

Can’t think of a way to tell your special someone that you care for them? Have a friend that you think is the Cat’s Pajamas, but you haven’t been able to express it? All your problems will be solved by emailing The Zappettes will sing a song to your special friend, spouse, partner, coworker, boss, or secret admirer on Thursday, 2/12.

Love Songs to pick from:
Mr. Sandman
Life Could be a dream (sha boom)

They will be available to Zappos Employees tomorrow, Thursday, 2/12, to sing for a donation of $5 to Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation.

Embrace and Drive Change with Zappos CLT

Each month our Customer Loyalty Team participates in activities that work on learning and living each of Zappos core values. This past month they participated in a piggy bank contest that incorporated core value #2 – “Embrace and Drive Change.”

Each team built a bank, and then tried to see which team could collect the most change. All the money collected was donated to the Nevada Childhood Caner Foundation. Here is Lauren C. showing how her teams bank works.

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Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation Toy Drive

The Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation Toy Drive is in high gear here at Zappos. The Holidays, more so than any other time of year, is a time of giving, and I really can’t think of a better way to show Holiday spirit than by giving a gift to a child in need.

Last year, the toys Zappos employees brought in went far beyond the holiday season. While many of the toys were used to supplement Christmas for these children, many more toys were used in the treasure chests at local hospitals throughout the year. These treasure chests give children the opportunity to pick out a toy prior to an often scary procedure. The toys give the children comfort and help to take their minds off of the life threatening battle they are facing.

Make a child smile this season, buy a toy, big or small, and place it in the bin by the Help Desk in both our 2280 and 2290 building.

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!!!

It’s Raffle Time again for Zappos! Our wonderful HelpDesk has been announcing the winners of our annual December raffle to benefit the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation. All prizes were donated by our vendors, with items including shoes, watches, sunglasses and a lot more!

Some of the more expensive products will actually be auctioned off later in the month, all going to our charity for 2008.

The Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation works with the medical community to
provide support services and programs to families of children who are diagnosed with a life threatening or critical illness such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, sickle cell, hemophilia, renal disorders and other immunologic diseases.

All tickets for the raffle were sold to Zappos employees for $1 and the winners are announced by email throughout the day. The prizes are all kept under the front lobby Christmas Tree, see below.

Like the Mayor of Zappos Says:

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!!!!!!!!!

More Good Times from our Bone Marrow Drive!

On Friday, hosted a Bone Marrow Drive in partnership with the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation in order to try to save the lives of 6 Children in the Las Vegas area who are in need of a bone marrow transplant. We hosted the drive in multiple locations, one here at the Vegas Headquarters and at two of our Zappos Outlets. Many employees answered the call of duty.

The bone marrow mouth swab program was simple, as you can see in the video below. It was some paperwork and then you swab your cheeks and that’s it!

Also, later in the afternoon, radio station 98.5 KLUC did a live remote from our offices and rocked the 2280 building. All in all, quite a success. Thanks to everyone!