A Side of Hope

The Jewelers for Children will hold the 11th Annual Facets of Hope celebration on Sunday May 31, 2009 and will celebrate the first JFC Children’s Day.  

“JFC Children’s Day will be a celebration of all that the jewelry industry has done to help children in need and celebrating on the same day as our premier fundraising activity, the Facets of Hope event, will provide the ideal opportunity for everyone to join in.” said Howard Sherwood, JFC chairman of the board.

During the Facets of Hope celebration, honorees from the past ten years will be recognized for their work on behalf of JFC.  Honorees participating are Marvin Beasley of Helzberg Diamonds, Lee Berg of Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry, Ed Bridge of Ben Bridge Jeweler, Allen Brill of Rolex Watch USA, Terry Burman of Sterling, Inc., Peter Engel of Fred Meyer Jewelers, Susan Jacques of Borsheims, Mark Light of Sterling, Inc., Matthew Runci of Jewelers of America, Sherwood of Daniel’s Jewelers and Sybil & David Yurman of David Yurman.

As part of the JFC Children’s Day celebration, all of JFC’s charity partners will  announce on the same day how the support from the jewelry industry has made a difference in the lives of children in need. The partners have also agreed to help make Children’s Day a media event across the country by generating publicity through their media channels. Jewelers everywhere will also have the opportunity to participate by utilizing the national event in their own local publicity. JFC is making materials available for jewelers to use in developing their own in-store activities and templates for local press releases, media alerts and customer notifications.

For more details, contact JFC at (212) 687-2949 or info@jewelersforchildren.org.  Details and participation forms are also available at the JFC website, www.jewelersforchildren.org.