JFC Heroes for Hope Campaign

The Jewelers for ChildrenHeroes for Hope program provides an opportunity for anyone to become involved in helping children who are the victims of catastrophic illness or life-threatening abuse and neglect. For as little as $1 a week, you can be part of the JFC mission and change the lives of children.

The Heroes for Hope program is structured similarly to a United Way campaign. Anyone can join directly by simply completing an enrollment form. You can give as little as one dollar a week, or any amount that fits your budget. You can also choose how you pay, once a week, once a month, all at once, whatever is most convenient. Employers can offer the program to their employees as a payroll deduction.  Each pay period the specified amount will be deducted from an employee’s paycheck and submitted to JFC. All contributions to the JFC Heroes for Hope program are fully deductible as charitable contributions.

Every JFC Heroes for Hope will receive a Heroes for Hope certificate and lapel pin so that you can showcase your support for the industry’s charity.  Heroes are also listed as supporters on the JFC website and a list of all Heroes is printed in the Facets of Hope commemorative journal each year.

Laurence Grunstein, president of Citizen Watch Company of America, Inc. said “We introduced the program in 2006 to our employees at all of our U.S. locations and had a tremendous response. All of those involved feel like their helping to make a difference for children in need and they all see that as a company were committed to helping as well.  Everyone feels like we’re all working together to make a difference.”

Efraim Grinberg, president and chief executive officer of the Movado Group, Inc. added, “Our employees have been involved with the Heroes for Hope program since it began.  We hold an annual kick-off that gets everyone motivated and excited, so much so that our employees hold fundraising activities throughout the year where the proceeds go to JFC as a supplement to their payroll deductions.  The program has been something we can all rally around and feel like we’re making a difference.”

Enrollment forms for the Heroes for Hope program can be found on the JFC Web site, www.jewelersforchildren.org, or contact JFC at 212-687-2949. Employers interested in offering the program to their employees should contact JFC to schedule a kick-off campaign.

The proceeds from the Heroes for Hope program, along with other fundraising activities allows JFC to help children through our support of our charity partners St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, the National CASA Association and Autism Speaks.  JFC also provides support to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, the Make-A-Wish Foundational International, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and the Santa-America Fund.