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By purchasing one of our Stronger Together Collection fine jewelry pieces, 100% of Gabriel's proceeds will be donated to Jewelers for Children's (JFC) charity partners.
By donating a portion of our profits to charities and philanthropic efforts, we are helping to improve life for those who are in need to a better future. With our own Gabriel Love Foundation® we want to continue this history and expand our charitable culture of doing good and giving back to others. Our focus is on supporting families, children and women rights and will partner with humanitarian organizations, as well as helping to fight cancer, diseases, and devastating negligence to children with our partner Jewelers for Children (JFC). Learn more about our efforts and join our programs.
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Jewelers for Children was founded in 1999 by the U.S. jewelry industry with the mission of helping children in need. Since its inception, JFC has donated more than $58 million to programs benefiting children whose lives have been affected by illness, abuse, or neglect through our charity partners St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, the Make-A-Wish® America, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, and the National CASA/GAL Association. JFC also provides support to the Make-A-Wish® International, the Organization for Autism Research and the Santa-America Fund. This nationwide success is due to the continuing generosity of jewelry trade organizations, jewelry and watch manufacturing companies, jewelry retail stores, individual jewelry professionals, and jewelry consumers.
JFC's goals are to unite the generous charitable giving efforts of the jewelry industry to support as many children in need as possible. The support from the jewelry industry has allowed for more than 1,940 children to be granted wishes in the U.S. and more than 12,000 to have their wish granted in India. More than 53,000 children in foster care have been helped with the support from the jewelry industry and more than 125,000 women have received support at clinics in developing countries. JFC's support has also provided for a bone marrow transplant unit, a chair in Genes and Genetic therapy and a stem cell transplant laboratory, all providing for hundreds of children to be treated for deadly cancers.
In 2020, more than 1,000 companies stepped up to become part of the industry's charity. JFC's success is achieved through the use of an extensive network of dedicated board members who are required to serve on committees and assist in involving more companies within the jewelry industry and increasing the amount of support we are able to provide to our charity partners. Jack Gabriel, CEO & Founder of Gabriel & Co. joined the JFC's Board of Directors committee in 2017. Gabriel & Co.is Premier Donator and Gabriel supported Jewelers for Children with their 91>19 bracelet during the pandemic and their on-going Stronger Together effort as well as many years of fundraising support.
100% of Gabriel & Co. proceeds will be used to help programs benefiting children through the following Jewelers for Children charities: St. Jude Children Research Hospital®, Make-A-Wish®, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, and the National CASA/GAL Association
The Women’s Jewelry Association Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)3 corporation created to support WJA’s mission of providing educational opportunities that allow women to reach their full career potential. The Foundation accepts gifts from individuals and corporations that are used to fund the association’s extensive scholarship and grant programs.
The centers are places to gather, study, and work. We pay the women to attend classes in the morning and embroider in the afternoon. Without this project, most have no means to educate themselves. Through Afghan Hands, they leave the walls of their compounds and attend seminars on basic human, legal, and religious rights. They prepare for work as free women do elsewhere in the world. This way, no one will ever imprison them in the name of law.
The WJA-Gabriel Love Foundation Student Scholarship in partnership with Gabriel & Co. is a $5,000 scholarship awarded to a deserving female student enrolled in design or non-design courses through a jewelry or metalsmithing program at an accredited college, university, or training school (between August 1, 2022 and July 31, 2023).
This scholarship has been established to help provide funding for students to achieve professional growth within the jewelry industry and in their communities at large. Consideration will be given to students who are able to clearly articulate a desire to participate in charitable efforts in the future or how they will use their career in jewelry to improve communities.
(Part of the student scholarship application & selection process)
The Gabriel Love Foundation® winner for our second Gabriel Love Foundation® Scholarship with the Women's Jewelry Association (WJA) in 2021 was JOANNA PARRISH.
Joanna Parrish, born and raised in interior Alaska, is currently a Jewelry-Making and Repair student at North Bennet Street School in Boston, Massachusetts. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree in English in 2018, she went on to serve with AmeriCorps for two years before pursuing her jewelry education working with low-income students.
A future 2022 graduate, she hopes to go on to work as a bench jeweler and to share her love for jewelry and metal-working with her community.
The Gabriel Love Foundation® winner for our second Gabriel Love Foundation® Scholarship with the Women's Jewelry Association (WJA) in 2020 was Zuhaila Aziz.
Zuhaila Aziz was awarded the WJA-Gabriel Love Foundation Student Scholarship, the annual $5,000 prize given to a female student enrolled in design or non-design courses through a jewelry or metalsmithing program.
This year’s recipient is Zulaikha Aziz, a human rights attorney and founder of Mazahri, a purpose-driven fine jewelry company pioneered on the principle that business should be a force for good in the world, and that jewelry can empower the people involved in each step of its creation, according to a prepared statement from WJA.
She’s new to jewelry, but Aziz has more than a decade of experience working with multilateral organizations, governmental bodies, academia, and civil society organizations. She is currently completing a Graduate Gemologist (G.G.) diploma at the Gemological Institute of America. She also holds a BA from McGill University, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and a JD from Berkeley Law.
“Aziz’s love of jewelry and colored gemstones is grounded in her personal story and her Afghan heritage,” reads the prepared statement. “Her family fled Afghanistan in 1982 and emigrated to the U.S. during a previous war. Her grandmother was able to smuggle out ancestral jewelry, some of which was passed on to Aziz.”
Aziz said in the same statement, “I deeply felt the power and meaning of these precious jewels, not only in connecting us to the past, but in showing us the potential for future growth. My grandmother taught me never to forget where I came from and [to remember] my inherent human dignity.”
The Gabriel Love Foundation® winner for our second Gabriel Love Foundation® Scholarship with the Women's Jewelry Association (WJA) in 2019 was Xabrina Michel’li Thompson who is currently attending the Gemological Institute of America's graduate program.
Xabrina Michel'li Thompson is a 22-year-old graduate of one of South Africa’s leading girls' schools, Epworth High School. She is pursuing a graduate gemologist diploma from GIA, for which she will use her scholarship funds.
She is a student member and the first woman in her country to join the Women’s Jewelry Association. Thompson works in the jewelry industry and as part of her duties and responsibilities she has traveled widely, particularly in Asia and the Far East, marketing and sourcing jewelry products. In this process she identified a business opportunity, which she researched and introduced to her employer. As a result, a subsidiary company was formed, in which Thompson was given a share holding. She’ll use her newfound gemological knowledge to develop a freshwater pearl, colored stone, and sterling silver jewelry brand. She also wants to establish a WJA Chapter in her home country in South Africa to help women in her country and community achieve their dreams.
The Gabriel Love Foundation™ winner for our first Gabriel Love Foundation Scholarship with the Women's Jewelry Association (WJA) in 2018 was Magan Byron who is currently attending the Gemological Institute of America's graduate program.
Magan Martin Byron, who earned her BFA in jewelry and metalworking from the University of Georgia, is currently enrolled at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and lives in Athens, Georgia. Magan's passionate submission illustrated her dedication to upholding the high standards that GIA is known for and joining a community of jewelers who are honest, knowledgeable and trustworthy on what jewelry products are sold to consumers.
Magan says, "I've come across a disturbing amount of dishonesty since I began working in this industry. If consumers aren't able to trust what they're buying, they will stop buying altogether.As a future GIA Graduate Gemologist, I will ensure that I am always 100% certain about what I'm buying and what I'm selling, and in turn would uphold the integrity of the jewelry industry within the communities that I work and live in".
As the world’s largest bone marrow donor center, DKMS motivates people to register as blood stem cell/bone marrow donors, giving patients all over the world a second chance at life. DKMS has offices in (7) countries; Germany, Poland, US, UK, Chile, India and South Africa and has over 11 million potential lifesavers registered. In 2022, DKMS celebrate a milestone of 100,000 second chances at life given worldwide.
A portion of the proceeds from each sale in our DKMS collection will go directly to the DKMS organization dedicated to the fight against blood cancer and blood disorders. DKMS will donate 100% of the proceeds to register potential bone marrow donors.
Spread Life is an independent non-profit organization spreading God’s love to our communities and offering a hand of help to those in need. Their story began back in 2015 when Elie Raheb-Khallo and Dr. Jad Mrad took a personal initiative in providing to four families in Mount Lebanon district. The initiative was welcomed by devoted donors who contributed in expanding Spread Life mission to help more families in need. By the end of 2018, Spread Life was providing medical care to more than 50 families and to spread the message of God of joy and love.
In September 2019, Spread Life started providing daily meals for those in need. With the increase of poverty and unemployment in Lebanon, Spread Life initiated the Pantry program entitling beneficiaries to attain a monthly food subsidy. Today, Spread Life serves more than 160 families & 430 individuals distributed in Beirut, Mount Lebanon and Keserwan Districts and our service continue to grow to cater the needs of the poor and oppressed.
Learn More About Spread Life’s Programs: https://spreadlife.org
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Afghan Hands is a non-profit organization that supports disadvantaged and disenfranchised women in Afghanistan to gain independence, education, and livable wages.
At our centers in and around Kabul, these women learn to create exquisitely embroidered shawls and scarves. Donations and proceeds from sales of the hand embroidered scarves are used to expand these education centers, which helps Afghan women connect to a wider world.