Sunflowers are adored and known as a joyful flower around the world. I wanted the wearer to have a constant reminder of the Foundation and what it stands for.
Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin (PRWEB) October 29, 2013
Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin jewelry designer Kim Jakum, owner of Metalmorphis Jewelry (http://www.metalmorphisjewelry.com), has once again partnered with The Artisan Group®, this time in connection with children’s charity The Joyful Child Foundation.
For this collaboration, Kim donated a one-of-a-kind, handcrafted, fine silver “Sunflower Pendant” for inclusion in a specially prepared The Artisan Group® Gift Bag. The gift bag, which was filled with handcrafted goods created by The Artisan Group® members, was part of an auction that took place on October 26 at the Newport Beach, California-based Foundation’s “The Joyful Feast.” The Artisan Group bag raised $2,230.00 for the Foundation. Proceeds from the auction will go to support the Joyful Child’s prevention education and empowerment programs for children and families.
Kim designed the “Sunflower Pendant” as a loose interpretation of the sunflower on the Foundation’s logo. “Sunflowers are adored and known as a joyful flower around the world,” remarked the artist. “I wanted the wearer to have a constant reminder of the Foundation and what it stands for.”
The Joyful Child Foundation is led by Founding Director Erin Runnion. It was established in memory of Samantha Runnion and is dedicated to preventing crimes against children through programs that educate, empower and unite families and communities. After the Joyful Feast, she wrote Kim to say, “Your silver necklace of the logo is truly gorgeous. The winner gave it to me. It is a very special piece…”
Watch and listen to a message from Erin Runnion regarding The Joyful Child Foundation here.
“As a mother of three and a grandmother to three, I very much appreciate the proactive approach The Joyful Child is taking to help keep children safe,” said Kim. “I was really happy to be able to contribute to this wonderful cause by donating my “Sunflower Pendant” to the auction.”
To learn more about Metalmorphis Jewelry, contact Kim Jakum by phone or email. To learn more about The Joyful Child Foundation, visit http://www.thejoyfulchild.org.
ABOUT METALMORPHIS JEWELRY
Metalmorphis (http://www.metalmorphisjewelry.com) was founded in 2010 by jewelry designer Kim Jakum of Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Jakum creates handcrafted, keepsake jewelry that she customizes and personalizes for the wearer. Kim has been designing and creating jewelry for over 20 years and is PMC certified. Her work has received numerous awards and has been featured in magazines, including “Metal Clay Artist” and “Art Jewelry Magazine.”
ABOUT THE JOYFUL CHILD FOUNDATION
The Joyful Child Foundation (http://www.thejoyfulchild.org) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of crimes against children through programs that unite and uplift communities. Founded in 2002 after the abduction and murder of five-year-old Samantha Runnion, The Joyful Child develops and promotes prevention education for adults as well as children and youths of all ages.