New York, NY (PRWEB) April 28, 2011
Ajaline.com, the first members-only flash-sales site devoted exclusively to luxury brands of fine jewelry and watches, raised over $20,000 to benefit relief efforts in Japan through their “Jewelers for Japan” auction on Charity Buzz from April 5th to April 19th. The auction was made possible by the generous donation of fine jewelry from 19 of the leading jewelry houses, all brought together by Ajaline’s founders Meeling Wong and Jim Conte.
"We thank everyone who participated in Jewelers for Japan and for the overwhelming support to help the people of Japan,” quotes Ajaline founder Jim Conte. “Through the funds raised, we hope to be able to make a difference in the lives of those affected during this time of rebuilding.”
Proceeds raised from “Jewelers for Japan” will benefit Japan Society’s Earthquake Relief Fund, supporting four specific organizations:
- Tokyo Volunteer Network for Disaster Relief – a network of approximately 3,000 volunteers focusing on food, water, blankets and other goods from a distribution center in Tome, Miyagi Prefecture
- JEN – an international humanitarian and relief development organization providing emergency relief supplies to the fishing village of Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, among the hardest hit by the tsunami
- ETIC – a leading Japanese organization consisting of young social and business entrepreneurs committed to providing emergency relief goods to the elderly, disabled, and those with special medical needs
- Japan NPO Center – a center, partnering with the Civil Society Initiative Fund, working to identify and support local community-based non-profit organizations and volunteer organizations involved in relief and sustainable recovery work throughout the affected regions with small grants
The complete auction included leading jewelry brands H.Stern, Mikimoto, Kimberly McDonald, Jill Platner, Coomi, House of Waris, Buccellati, Paolo Costagli, Robert Lee Morris, Robin Rotenier, Lagos, Monica Rich Kosann, Charriol, Delatori, Gurhan, Yossi Harari, Sally Sohn, Emily & Ashley and Diamond in the Rough.
For more details about Ajaline, visit http://www.ajaline.com.
Launched in February 2011, Ajaline is the first members‐only e‐commerce platform for limited‐time “flash” sales of the leading brands in fine jewelry and watches. An authorized dealer for many of the most coveted designers in these categories, Ajaline offers its Members the opportunity to safely and securely acquire beautiful fine jewelry and watches at a savings of up to 70% off recommended retail prices. For more information, follow Ajaline on Facebook and Twitter, at http://www.facebook.com/ajalinejewelry and @AjalineJewelry.
ABOUT JAPAN SOCIETY
Japan Society is an American nonprofit organization supported by individuals, foundations and corporations that brings the people of Japan and the United States closer together through mutual understanding, appreciation and cooperation. More than a hundred years after the Society's founding, its goal remains the same: the cultivation of a constructive, resonant and dynamic relationship between the people of the U.S. and Japan.