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FREE Button Parts - Vote NOW!

FREE Button Parts - Vote NOW!

Through the generosity and amazing support of our customers, ABM has the opportunity to help those organizations who are truly working to change the world for the better and now we want you to help us choose who the next recipient of that generosity will be!   First up is Minden High School in Minden, LA.  The students in the Art Club at Minden donate their time and artistic talents to make buttons that they can sell to the student body to raise funds.  But, instead of having a pizza party or field trip for themselves, these incredible young people...

Buttons for Change Partners With This Star Won't Go Out

Buttons for Change Partners With This Star Won't Go Out

Here at ABM we are so fortunate to have some of the best people in the world as our customers and it is through your generosity in the Buttons for Change program that we are able to change the world, one button at a time.  This month we are proud to share the most recent recipient of your generosity and the amazing story of Esther Grace Earl and her foundation, This Star Won’t Go Out. Esther (Persian for "Star") Grace was born on August 3, 1994 in Beverly, Massachusetts. She was always a spunky, energetic, creative kid, full of caring...

Meet Our Newest Button Maker of the Month!

Meet Our Newest Button Maker of the Month!

Each month here at American Button Machines we look for a button maker that exemplifies the ABM spirit and in March, we want to honor Jen Nold and her FRC Robotics Team 48.  Jen started with a 1" button machine from ABM to make buttons for her FRC Robotics Team.  FIRST Robotics Competitions are an international high school robotics competition where each year, teams of high school students and their mentors work during a six-week period to build game-playing robots and compete with other teams. Not only do they create fantastic robots, they are known for their amazing buttons!  Attend any FIRST event and...

River City Button Horde #ourstoryisyourstory

River City Button Horde #ourstoryisyourstory

  Jonny Snell’s button obsession began during his teenage years and eventually led to the start up of River City Button Horde. Growing up, music was a huge part of Jonny's life and he attended countless shows and concerts. Buying t-shirts and other memorabilia from the merch tables, as they’re known in the biz, was and still is, the easiest way to show support for local bands. Buttons, a big item in the music world, have always been best sellers at the merch tables. Jonny began collecting these buttons more than 15 years ago, mainly from small bands trying to...

2 Button Monkeys Shine as February's Button Makers of the Month!

2 Button Monkeys Shine as February's Button Makers of the Month!

What could be better than using an American Button Machine to spread happiness and smiles?  Using one to spread happiness, smiles AND encourage young children to read!  Teri Mattsen of Seattle, WA volunteers at a couple of the most underprivileged schools in her area and wanted to create a way to bring fun and excitement to the community while teaching the children to love reading.  So, she enlisted the help of a buddy, came up with an ingenious plan and just like that, 2 Button Monkeys was born!   First, they asked a class from each of the schools they volunteer...

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