Love via ‘Pijon’
Former Towson student Adam Saynuk felt like it was time to give back to the college kids when he, Rob Caucci, and Jeremy Pease decided to start the company, Pijon.
“The company’s name is Pijon and we sell PijonBoxes,” Saynuk said.
Pijon is a company where parents, aunts, uncles, and other family members can send care packages to their kids that are in college.
“Parents, families, friends, aunts, and uncles, they want very much to stay connected to their sons, daughters, nieces, and nephews who are away in college. It’s not always that easy to stay connected. I mean, you have all the emails and Facebook and other ways, but these are not a way to physically stay in touch with them,” Saynuk said.
In these care packages, there are at least five to six things, depending on the month. Two of them are healthy and nonperishable foods. Two of them are health and beauty things. There are usually one or two extensions like laundry detergent and soap [note for ed: we also include an accessory or gadget]. Each box is gender specific.
“We’re putting together packages that offer college kids a fun, engaging discovery experience. Mom and dad don’t have to pack it up every month and they don’t have to deal with the post office. If mom and dad want to send grandma’s cookies or other family things that they know their kid likes, then they should do that also. But we make it easy to make sure in addition to those things, kids are getting fun discoveries every month,” Saynuk said.
Pijon is also partnered up with a company called Project Night Night. Project Night Night donates over 25,000 packages that include childhood essentials and comfort items each year to homeless kids.
“Five percent of our sales go to helping kids who are homeless and in need, so they get care packages as well. We’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback from parents and students,” Saynuk said.
Pijon is not a regionally based company. They send care packages across the country. Many of the customers are from metropolitan areas, more specifically the Northeast and California. Even though the company is still new, it’s gotten successful and just two months ago, they put up subscriptions where parents can pay less than $30 per month.
“We’re in the very beginning of this journey, and we’re really excited to offer people the ability to easily send these care packages for their college kids,” Saynuk said.
Learn more at www.pijonbox.com.