“Rachel’s message of ‘hope, passion, purpose’ is universal...it was a natural fit to partner with Rachel to benefit both JDRF and POWER."
(PRWEB) July 12, 2012
Rachel’s Cure by Design (RCBD), a thriving social entrepreneurship that designs high-quality handmade jewelry and donates a portion of each sale to JDRF (formerly known as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), is now partnering with additional nonprofit organizations in support of their causes.
In addition to supporting JDRF, Rachel’s partner fundraising organizations include: Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation (CHPF); POWER (Pennsylvania Organization for Women in Early Recovery); Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Beaver County; Big Brothers and Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh; Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services, and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PANCAN). Rachel has designed special bracelets expressly for each of these causes and a portion of proceeds from their sales are donated to both the partnering group and JDRF.
When she was just 12, Rachel Tobin, a creative and inspired young Pittsburgh woman diagnosed with T1D (type 1 diabetes), began designing and selling jewelry to donate a portion of the proceeds to JDRF. Rachel, who is now 19, has designed more than 100 unique styles of high-quality, glass, gem and beaded silver items, and has donated almost $50k for JDRF/WPA. Her immediate goal is to reach $100k to help fund a cure for T1D.
The concept resonated with other groups when the RCBD team shared the story of Rachel’s passion to create and sell beautiful, handmade jewelry that delivers a message of hope and supports a cause that’s deeply important to her. Each signature design includes a special hope charm that signifies both optimism for a diabetes cure and personal inspiration for those who wear Rachel’s jewelry.
“Rachel’s message of ‘hope, passion, purpose’ is universal and eloquently expresses how we at POWER feel about our mission to help women in recovery live their lives free of the awful burden of addiction,” said Rosa Davis, executive director of POWER. “The spirit and beauty of Rachel’s designs are also reminders of the spirit and beauty within each of the women we serve at POWER. It was a natural fit to partner with Rachel to benefit both JDRF and POWER.”
“Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation is grateful to have Rachel’s Cure by Design as a partner in philanthropy. We are dedicated to improving the health and well-being of children throughout the community and surrounding regions, and the support of partners like Rachel’s further our mission,” said Greg Barrett, President, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation.
RCBD jewelry is available for purchase online, in select boutiques and via these fundraising partnerships that, along with JDRF, benefit from sales of items created expressly for their causes. Each piece is personally designed and named with heart by Rachel. Jewelry is handmade by Rachel and/or supporters who believe in her cause. Bracelets also include a “made with love” silver charm.
Examples of bracelets designed for nonprofit partners include (please visit: http://www.rachelscbd.com/product-gallery.php to view):
- Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation:
- Live On!
- Let It Flow
- Key to my Heart
- Embracing Families
- Sounds of Hope
- POWERful Promises
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Beaver County:
- Happy Together
Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services:
- Seeing With the Heart
Rachel’s Cure by Design (RCBD) is a Pittsburgh-based social entrepreneurship that offers more than 100 unique styles of high quality, glass, gem and beaded silver bracelets and other jewelry. RCBD is passionate about creating and selling beautiful, handmade jewelry that delivers a message of hope and helps support the JDRF - (formerly known as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation). RCBD jewelry is available for purchase online, in select boutiques and via fundraising partnerships with other organizations that, along with JDRF, also receive donations from sales of items created expressly for their causes.
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