One Pearl Jewelry Introduces "Giving Index", a Guide to Help Buyers More Easily See How Their Purchase Can Impact Others

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One Pearl Jewelry has created a "Giving Index", a way to link purchases of One Pearl necklaces or bracelets to specific charitable giving needs. Through this guide, a purchaser can more readily identify what his or contribution truly means, yet allows each of the organizations supported by One Pearl to use the donations in a manner which serves them best. One Pearl Jewelry has donated over 50% of its sales revenue to non-profit organizations to date.

Like many socially conscious entrepreneurs, One Pearl Jewelry founder Theresa Wing Hines wanted to be able to give as much as possible to organizations she believes in. At the same time, she wanted to find a way to help One Pearl jewelry purchasers understand how their contributions were actually being used.

In creating the One Pearl "Giving Index", Theresa has developed a way to link purchases of necklaces or bracelets to specific charitable giving needs. For example, by purchasing a One Pearl piece that is ranked "two pearls" on the Giving Index, the purchaser in effect has just given one month's rent on classroom space in a Cambodian providence; fees for grant writers to assist the Saving Teens in Crisis Collaborative; or curriculum reading materials for the Watkinson School Global Studies Program.

One Pearl's mission is to raise funds for charities whose goal is to help support healthcare or education for children worldwide through designing and producing pearl and semiprecious stone jewelry. To date, One Pearl Jewelry has donated over 50% of its total sales revenue to non-profit organizations that are improving the lives of children.

The idea behind One Pearl came to Theresa during a painful period in her life. She realized that the way a pearl is formed can also symbolize human transformation; a pearl begins as a small particle in a foreign environment, but emerges as a beautiful gem, coated with layers and layers of nacre. This process parallels the changes made possible by effective educational, health, and therapeutic programs. Each piece of One Pearl jewelry features a contrasting pearl to represent the human transformations made possible by One Pearl purchases.

One Pearl jewelry is available online at http://www.onepearl.com, or by contacting info@onepearl.com. One Pearl currently supports the following charities: the Cambodian Living Arts Organization, the Saving Teens in Crisis Collaborative, and the Watkinson School Global Studies Programs. More information on each of these charities can be found at http://www.onepearl.com.

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