Jewelers for Children has made a $ 100,000 donation to Save the Children’s Ebola Children’s Relief Fun to support efforts in fighting the deadly disease.
JFC received pledges from donors including Sterling Jewelers, Pandora, JCPenney, Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company and Hearts On Fire to assist with this support.
“Everyone is concerned about the rapid spread of the virus in Africa and so many children have died and many more are now orphans. said Ruth Batson, JFC board chair. “Our generous industry has once again stepped up to help in a crisis where children are involved.”
Save the Children, the Wilton, CT based non-profit dedicated to creating lasting change in the lives of children in need, has been a JFC recipient charity in the past following the devastating Asian tsunami, the earthquake in Haiti, and the tsunami in Japan.
Save the Children has been on the ground in Africa since the crisis began, building treatment centers, supporting the orphans, and conducting education on preventing the spread of the virus.
“With the on-going support of this great industry, JFC will be making a difference in the lives of the children involved in this tragic event. We know of no better organization that Save the Children to represent the industry’s support in the relief effort,” added Batson.Add a comment