Make-a-Wish Monterey Gala Featuring Robin Williams Gives Thanks with Jewels and Pinstripes Gift Bags

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It was a gathering of luminaries at the Inn at Spanish Bay for the Fourth Annual Monterey Bay Gala this past Saturday night. The sold-out event featuring Robin Williams raised over $300,000 for the Greater Bay Area Make-a-Wish Foundation.

It was a gathering of luminaries at the Inn at Spanish Bay for the Fourth Annual Monterey Bay Gala this past Saturday night. The sold-out event featuring Robin Williams raised over $300,000 for the Greater Bay Area Make-a-Wish Foundation. “So many people gave of themselves to make this event a success,” said Amy Huey, Make-a-Wish Event Manager. “We wanted to do something really wonderful to show our appreciation.” Huey found “wonderful” in elegant gift bags created by the Bay Area’s premiere gift bag company, Jewels and Pinstripes. “We couldn’t have been happier with the thank you gifts Jewels and Pinstripes designed for us,” Huey enthused. “They were the perfect way to express our gratitude.”

Julie Kenney, President of the company which specializes in gift bags for charity events, says, “It was an honor to work with Make-a-Wish, they bring so much joy to the lives of so many children. We were happy to contribute to this noble cause.” Jewels and Pinstripes will donate a portion of their profits to the Greater Bay Area Make-a-Wish Foundation.

Thirty lucky recipients, including Robin Williams, Dina and Clint Eastwood enjoyed thank you goodie bags valued at over $500 each. The recipients of these totes received a gift certificate for wine and a private tasting at The Corley Family’s Monticello Vineyards($250), http://www.corleyfamilynapavalley.com, Rexford Holly stationary ($25) http://www.rexfordholly.com, and Patina Key Chains ($20), http://www.patinaweb.com. While Ike Behar CEO Collection shirts ($195) http://www.ikebehar.com, and Kookoon eye masks and silk lip balm($25) http://www.kookoon.com were among the gifts for gents, the lovely ladies found an Ed Levin pin ($125) http://www.edlevinjewelry.com, a Kookoon silk purse ($50), http://www.kookoon.com and Primal Elements Body/Sugar Whips ($14) http://www.primalelements.com amidst their treasures.

About The Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation®: The Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation® is a charitable non-profit organization whose purpose is to fulfill magical wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses. For more information, visit http://www.makewish.org

About Jewels and Pinstripes:

Jewels and Pinstripes specializes in charity VIP thank you gift bags, and donates a portion of placement fees to the charity. Visit http://www.jewelsandpinstripes.com for more information. At the heart of every special event are those few people who bring everything to life. For these extraordinary individuals, “thank you” just isn’t enough. Jewels and Pinstripes gift bags are a perfect compilation of sumptuous, unique items as distinctive as their recipients. Jewels and Pinstripes gift bags are exceptional expressions of gratitude.

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