Since 1999, Jewelers for Children has donated more than $51 million to help children who are the victims of catastrophic illness or life-threatening abuse and neglect. We have reached this goal working with our charity partners.
The Jewelers for Children Legacy Charities are the "jewels" in our success. Some of these organizations have been JFC charity partners since our founding and others worthy causes have been added over the years:
Our Legacy Charities
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
Make-A-Wish ® America
National CASA Association
We also work with other organizations that while not legacy charities, are just as important in helping us to meet our mission:
Make-A-Wish ® International
Jewelers for Children has provided support to a number of organizations on an ad-hoc basis. Below are some examples of that support.
In 2013, JFC made a $25,000 donation to the United Way of Southeastern Connecticut following the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
In 2010, Jewelers for Children donated $ 25,000 to Save the Children for relief efforts in Japan following the devastating earthquake and tsunami. Save the Children was on the ground in Japan immediately after the disasters assisting children and their families in need.
In 2005, $ 50,000 was donated to Save the Children for the Asian tsunami relief efforts. Save the Children is the leading, independent organization creating lasting change for children in need in the United States and around the world. They are a member of the International Save the Children Alliance, comprising 27 national Save the Children organizations working in more than 120 countries to ensure the well-being of children.
Also in 2005, $ 250,000 was donated to the American Red Cross for relief efforts in the Gulf region of the U.S. following hurricane Katrina.
Since its founding in 1881 by visionary leader Clara Barton, the American Red Cross has been the nation's premier emergency response organization. As part of a worldwide movement that offers neutral humanitarian care to the victims of war, the American Red Cross distinguishes itself by also aiding victims of devastating natural disasters. Over the years, the organization has expanded its services, always with the aim of preventing and relieving suffering.
Provided nearly $ 400,000 to Autism Speaks, the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization.
Provided $ 650,000 in support to the Jason Program for program development. The Jason Program helps seriously ill children, aging from pre-birth to 20 years old and occasionally older. These children are not expected to live more than about 25-30 years. They also help children and adolescents who have a medical condition that causes them pain. They feel that the best way to help our children is to include their families, as often everyone in the family suffers in their own way.
Provided $ 250,000 in support to the Starlight Children's Foundation to fund Great Escape events and beside PC Pals. The Starlight Children's Foundation Unlike any other charity, offers a comprehensive menu of outpatient, hospital-based and Web offerings that enable them to provide ongoing support for children and families - from diagnosis through the entire course of medical treatment. Programs include family activities and outings, in-hospital entertainment technology, online communities and interactive websites, in-hospital playrooms, kid-friendly treatment rooms, special events and educational programming.
Provided $ 100,000 to the Association of Hole in the Wall Camps. The Association of Hole in the Wall Camps is a not for profit umbrella organization set up to serve existing Hole in the Wall Camps as well as camps in formation. Their mission is to extend the magical Hole in the Wall Camps experience to as many children with serious illnesses and life-threatening conditions as possible.