When schools closed back in March, Suann Song noticed that her 13-year-old son was struggling without structure in his day. So the founder and creative director of Appointed, the DC-based desktop paper goods brand, designed a weekly schedule for him to fill out each day. It proved to be so useful that Song went back to her team at Appointed to create a series of free downloads to help busy parents and their kids stay organized while working from home and homeschooling.
Appointed’s new Digital Collection includes daily, weekly and monthly planning pages as well as to-do lists for teens and daily checklists for little kids. There’s also a meal planning sheet that’s pretty handy now that families are preparing more meals at home these days.
The Digital Collection received more than 10,000 downloads in the first 24 hours, and Song notes that the response has been remarkable. “We’re happy to be providing a resource that is helpful during this difficult time,” she says.
In addition to families, Appointed is also helping the community at large through sales of its new District Notepad, featuring a cherry blossom foil stamp to symbolize growth, giving and renewal. Net proceeds of this special edition notebook are being donated to the local nonprofit Martha’s Table to support their efforts to deliver more than 6,000 bags of healthy groceries to D.C. neighborhoods in need every week during the coronavirus pandemic.
“We’re based in the District, and most of our team lives in the District. We wanted to create something that’s a tribute to the city we’re so proud to call home but is being impacted so severely by COVID-19,” explains Song.
The free planning pages and 50-page spiral bound notepad ($18) are available at appntd.com.