It’s important that we not only donate money, but that we donate our time as well.
VERONA, N.J. (PRWEB) May 06, 2015
On Wednesday, April 30, Chavez for Charity (CfC) co-founders, Julie Marie Chavez and Joe Cerbo, along with several members of their team, paid a visit to St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Patterson, New Jersey. The company, best known for its colored bracelets that support 20 different charities, organized a “Make Your Own Bracelet Day” at the hospital to help raise the spirits of children currently receiving care.
“It’s important that we not only donate money, but that we donate our time as well. So when our social media manager, Sara, came to us with this opportunity, we immediately said let’s do it. As we continue to grow, we will be looking for more ways to be hands on,” says Julie.
The children had a wonderful time making their own bracelets. Many of them wanted to make bracelets for Mother’s Day, while a number of young boys designed bracelets to match the colors of their favorite sports teams.
While several of the children in the intensive care unit were unable to leave their beds to participate, CfC’s staff was allowed to visit each child individually to help them create a bracelet based on their favorite colors.
In addition to the bracelets that were made on-site at St. Joseph’s, Chavez for Charity presented the children with an additional 50 bracelets from their Kids’ Collection. The St. Joseph’s staff who helped coordinate the event were presented with yellow bracelets which support Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation from Chavez for Charity’s Signature Collection.
Chavez for Charity donates 25% of the gross profit from the sale of their products to charity. Since 2013, Chavez for Charity’s product line has expanded to include earrings, necklaces, and men’s bracelets.
St. Joseph’s Hospital is currently participating in a CfC initiative called the 11th Bracelet Project that gives retailers the opportunity to choose a charity they would like to contribute to.
Chavez for Charity has a second visit with St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital scheduled for mid-June. The company intends to host more “Make Your Own Bracelet Day” events at the hospital on a regular basis.
For more information on St. Joseph’s Children Hospital, visit stjosephshealth.org.
About Chavez for Charity
Chavez for Charity was founded in early 2013 by jewelry designer Julie Marie Chavez and Joe Cerbo. Through the sale of a colorful assortment of fashion accessories, Chavez for Charity’s mission is to raise money and awareness for today’s most important and necessary charitable initiatives. Chavez for Charity has been featured on The Today Show, Good Morning America, and in Better Homes and Gardens magazine.
Chavez for Charity is available for purchase in over 2,800 retail locations throughout the U.S. and Canada, including all Whole Foods Markets locations, as well as online at chavezforcharity.com. To date, Chavez for Charity has donated over $500,000.