Monday, August 23, 2010

Thank You APX Alarm

Out of the vastness of the Internet, a "David" has arisen amongst many Goliath's to do the impossible. This "David" is APX Alarm.

OK... Perhaps I have gone a bit overboard in my excitement, but there is no discounting what this small Company with a big heart has done. And yes, this has nothing to do with improved health, unless you consider the potential for children like my daughter who has Prader-Willi Syndrome. Six charities just walked away with some sizable donations from APX Alarm and two of those were Prader-Willi Syndrome Organizations in Utah & California.

I have been involved with other contests for charities before, that link to Facebook, but none that I have seen has personalized it as much as APX Alarm. They took a simple marketing idea and used it to do what they seem to enjoy most, helping others. And through the ingenuity of there marketing staff, they have kept people engaged, excited, involved and safe. It wouldn't surprise me to find out that the marketing department was sometimes surprised by what was happening and was also inspired with new ideas regularly from the participation.

We must also give recognition to many of the participants & supporters, especially to the CHERUBS organization. It seems to me that through the many comments posted early on by CHERUBS supporters, many people were inspired to post comments in support of their own favorite charities. I started becoming a regular, when it comes to commenting on the APX Wall, after seeing all the CHERUBS comments. It was all of this posting of comments that really made a big difference in the contest. It brought people together.

As a result of this fantastic opportunity, stories were shared, friendships developed and many charities gained much more awareness than that which could be gained from the bigger name giveaways such as those done by the cola and banking companies. We were able to share our cause in a more "in your face" way, with those who were supporting other charities. And although this was all done with a competitive spirit, it was friendly competition and many took the opportunity to learn more about the great organizations represented.

Many may never realize just how big this was. But those who are in the trenches every day realize just how this small company with a big heart is changing lives and creating opportunities for charities to make a difference in the world.

Thank you APX Alarm!!!

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  1. Great review of the contest, Terry, and thanks again to APX Alarm! I'm excited about what this will do for our loved ones with PWS. :)

  2. Terry,

    thanks so much for your post! We had so much fun putting this contest on. It was amazing to see the response from the public on behalf of all these amazing charities. We really had no idea it would take off to the extent that it did. Thanks again for your support in the contest!

    ~Ian Bell
    APX Alarm's Facebook Page

  3. Great article Terry! Thanks APX Alarm, through the contest so many people have come together. All these charities are wonderful; gave me an opportunity to learn about other organizations as well as support Cherubs. Thanks again APX!

  4. The APX competition was fantastic! Great to see so many deserving charities working together. It can be so daunting to go through long application processes. Your approach to giving out these grants is wonderful. Thank you APX for doing such a great thing for so many needy groups!

    Grant P. Writer

  5. Terry,

    1st off I would personally like to say congratulations to your organization in a job well done in APX Gives back.

    I enjoyed reading your post. I agree with you on how wonderful this contest was on letting the small guys get awareness out. I became more excited/obsessed for CHERUBS than ever before. I know Dawn works hard & has never had enough funding. I knew how much this would allow her to help the CDH community more. My whole household was screaming with joy & excitement for her when the announcement was made. I feel APX pulled the CHERUBS community together like I’ve never seen before. (I’ve been a CHERUBS member for 10 years ) I know everyone worked so hard & I feel I owe so many Thanks You’s to SO many people for all their help in this wonderful contest.

    I loved reading about all the other charities and could not stop thinking about all of them. My dream would be that one day all these fabulous charities wouldn’t have to work so hard to get the word out & could all somehow get the funding they needed to get the job done.

    Wishing you the best of luck in all that you do for others.

    The Green family in Owings Mills, MD
    & parents of a child who had CDH & lost her battle...but now without a good fight. :)