Jewelers for Children will distribute $475,000 to its charity partners this year, bringing its total donations to $57.3 million since the organization began in 1999.
“Serving as board chair through this very challenging year has truly shown me just how beloved Jewelers for Children is in our great industry,” Debra Puzio, the chair of Jewelers for Children’s board, said Tuesday. “The support from our donors has been amazing, and being able to make these donations this year is truly an accomplishment the entire industry should be proud of.”
The donations include $100,000 each to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Make-A-Wish America, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, and the National CASA/GAL Association. It will also give $35,000 to the Organization for Autism Research, $25,000 to Make-A-Wish India, and $15,000 to the Santa-America Fund.
Jewelers for Children usually announces its annual donations at its Facets of Hope event during jewelry market week in Las Vegas, but canceled the event due to the coronavirus. Instead, the organization is making the announcement in conjunction with the close of its fiscal year, it explained.