Here is the information on events run by Jewelers for Children that you can participate in.
Rings of Strength
In 2023, we will be holding two editions of our very popular Rings of Strength events. The first will be a tthe AGS Conclave in Lousville, KY on Monday May 1.
Our original, signature edition will be held on Thursday June 1, at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas.
Since our first event, the Rings of Strength has generated nearly $ 600,000 to support kids.
We offer special thanks to our sponsors for the 2023 events:
American Gem Society
GIA Alumni Association
Women’s Jewelry Association
Facets of Hope
On Sunday June 4, 2023, we will hold our annual Facets of Hope event at the Venetian in Las Vegas, NV. We will celebrate 25 years of the industry’s support to our charity partners.
We will honor Jack and Dominick Gabriel of Gabriel & Co. and Brian Duffy of Watches of Switzerland. We’ll also hear from an outstanding young adult who grew up in foster care.
Join us as we celebrate our anniversary, honor some leaders of the industry and enjoy some wonderful food and drink.
The popular JCK Rocks will immediately follow the Facets of Hope event and will give you the opportunity to grab a great seat before the crowd arrives.
We have many examples of programs that have been used to raise funds for Jewelers for Children. At the link below there is more information on those programs, along with helpful details on how other jewelers have implemented the programs.
To read one success story, click here.
To read about how one jeweler uses this program, click here.
Sponsoring special event fundraiser’s is a great way to host customers in your store, feature your merchandise and show your support for a great cause. Offer a spectacular piece of jewelry as an auction or special drawing prize and provide jewelry cleaning, sizing or other services for customers who participate in the auction. A request can also be made through the JFC to invite a charity representative and/or family to be the special guests at your event.
For an example of how one jeweler used a Wish List program, click here.
Partner with a supplier or retailer to offer a specific product to customers to raise money for JFC. Through such a program, the supplier would donate a specific amount to the JFC for every product sold while benefiting from additional promotional value as their brand is highlighted to retail customers. Traditional incentives offered by suppliers might be forfeited in exchange for their support of your JFC fundraising program. A number of companies in the industry produce a specific product that benefits JFC.
To read how some companies are working with JFC, click here.
For more ideas on involving your employees, click here.
Employee Incentive Ideas
Are your employees involved in fundraising for Jewelers for Children? Want to reward them for their efforts?
Below are some ideas we have heard from other companies in the industry on ways they reward their employees.
Offer employees who raise a specified threshold of fundraising dollars an incremental discount off a one-time purchase in your store.
Present a special piece of merchandise to the employee who raises the most money for the JFC.
Order selected JFC branded merchandise such as rubber bracelets, mugs, pens, or flashing hearts for employees who participate in your fundraising program.
Present the employee who raises the most money for the JFC program with a complimentary gift certificate to their favorite restaurant or store. Other gift certificates such as movie or event tickets could be purchased for all employees who meet a certain fundraising threshold.
Recognize employees who raise the most money with a special recognition plaque in your store. Specially-designed lapel pins or charms that employees could wear would also recognize their efforts for the JFC in your store and in front of customers.
Offer special “comp” or vacation days to employees who meet a certain fundraising threshold.
Invite the employee who raises the most money for the JFC program to serve as the store’s representative for a check presentation to a JFC representative.
Host a party or reception just for your employees who participate in the JFC fundraising program. Contact the JFC to inquire about the feasibility of having a charity representative and/or family attend as a special guest.
Use your store’s earned or purchased “Facets of Hope” tickets to present to an employee or employees who meet a significant fundraising threshold.
Honor your employees among your industry by purchasing a recognition ad in the Facets of Hope program book that features the names of your employees who participated in your fundraising program.
Purchase an ad in your local newspaper to recognize your employees who participate in the program. Honor the employee who raised the most money with a special highlight. This recognition tactic will also garner positive recognition for your store.