Jewelers for Children (JFC), the industry’s charity, has unveiled their 2010 Hope for the Holidays program. The program includes holiday greeting cards, an honor donation program, and contribution cards and inserts. All elements of the program have been produced from artwork created by children representing JFC’s charity partners.
|Jewelers for Children Hope for the Holidays Illustrations.|
This year’s program features three holiday card designs drawn by children representing the National CASA Association and the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of America. A new design for the contribution recognition cards has also been introduced featuring a smiling snowman family drawn by nine year-old St. Jude patient Jessie.
“Sending Jewelers for Children holiday cards has become a tradition for us at Frederick Goldman,” said Jonathan Goldman, CEO. “Participating is so simple, and in addition to helping children in need, we show all of our customers and friends that we support the industry’s charity.”
In lieu of traditional holiday greetings, members of the jewelry industry can send holiday cards showing their support for the charity. There are also contribution recognition cards that can be purchased with a donation to JFC and sent to special contacts on everyone’s holiday list. Contribution card inserts are available as an option for use with any holiday card.
Susan Jacques, president and CEO of Borsheims in Omaha, NE said: “The holidays are such a special time and so important for our industry. Giving back through the Jewelers for Children Hope for the Holidays program is just one small way that we at Borsheims feel that we are making a difference for those in need. The honor donation program is a great way for our suppliers to reach out to us with a greeting and help children at the same time.”
Honor donation programs are conducted by a number of companies in the industry who send letters to their customers and suppliers asking that in lieu of holiday gifts, a donation be made in their honor to JFC. The honor donation program can be utilized by anyone in the industry to easily complete their gift-giving for the season and support children in need. JFC provides suggested language for a letter and customized donation forms.
Information on purchasing holiday cards, contribution cards and inserts, and the honor donation program can be found on JFC’s website at www.jewelersforchildren.org, or by calling 212-687-2949.