Jewelers for Children has made a $100,000 donation to Save the Children’s Ebola Relief Fund.
Sterling Jewelers, Pandora, J.C. Penney, Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company, and Hearts On Fire all made pledges to make the donation possible, the organization said.
“Everyone is concerned about the rapid spread of the virus in Africa, and so many children have died and many more are now orphans,” said Ruth Batson, JFC board chair. “Our generous industry has once again stepped up to help in a crisis where children are involved.”
JFC has made donations to Save the Children in the past: in 2005 for tsunami relief efforts in Asia; in 2010 for tsunami relief efforts in Japan; and in 2010 for earthquake relief in Haiti.