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Jewelers for Children Selects Annual Grant Recipients

Oct 22, 2014 2:40 PM   By JFC
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Press Release: Jewelers for Children (JFC)  announced the winners of its 2014 local grants program.  JFC set aside $100,000 to be used for 10  $10,000 grants to local organizations.  Industry members had the opportunity to nominate a local organization to receive one of these grants.  The winners were selected by a Facebook based voting campaign that ran from October 6 to 19.  Nearly 18,000 visitors voted over the two week period. 

The winners are:

Matthew's Giving Tree, nominated by Kay Cameron Jewelers;
Children's Heart Foundation, nominated by the American Gem Society;
Plant A Seed, Inspire A Dream Foundation, nominated by David Craig Fine Jewelry;
Junior League of Baton Rouge, nominated by Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry;
Kenny Rogers Children's Center, nominated by Bo’s Jewelry and Pawn;
Camp Sunshine, nominated by Day’s Jewelers;
University of Wisconsin American Family Children's Hospital, nominated by Goodman’s Jewelers;
Gio's Garden, nominated by Bauer Jewelry Designs;
Fanconi Anemia Research Fund, nominated by Morrow HR and;
North Kitsap Fishline, nominated by Dahlquist Fine Jewelers.

JFC will send checks to the nominating organizations that will be able to present them to their respective, winning charities.  A sample media alert and press release will be included allowing the nominating organization to garner local press for themselves and the charity.

Jewelers for Children, founded in 1999 by the U.S. jewelry industry has a mission of helping children in need. Since its inception, JFC has donated more than $45 million to programs benefiting children whose lives have been affected by illness, abuse, or neglect. This nationwide success is due to the continuing generosity of jewelry trade organizations, jewelry and watch manufacturing companies, jewelry retail stores, individual jewelry professionals, and jewelry consumers. More details are available on the organization’s website at www.jewelersforchildren.org.

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Tags: Charity, funding, Grant, Jewelers for Children , JFC
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