Brighton Collectibles community campaign
Updated: August 7, 2012 10:08AM
After almost a decade of supporting charities with over $8 million in donations, Brighton Collectibles has turned its focus to donating to a wide range of children’s charity programs for the arts — ballet, orchestra, symphony, art programs including painting as well as music programs and classes.
As adults, many of us remember how it felt to give our first live performance, or discovering the sound that a trombone makes, or seeing a ballerina stand on pointe for the first time. In today’s economy, many schools across the country are no longer offering children these experiences. When cuts are being made due to budget constraints, the art programs that enrich lives in those communities are the very first casualties.
At Brighton Collectibles, the company doesn’t simply believe in the maxim “Be the change you wish to see in the world” — they’ve built it into their business by designing jewelry to raise money for non-profit organizations that help people in the communities near their stores, and this new initiative is one that everyone at the company feels passionate about.
For each $48 Americana bracelet sold from June 1 through July 31, 2012, the company’s 160 Brighton Collectibles stores will contribute $24 to children’s art charities which will be chosen by the stores in which the bracelets are sold — each store will choose a 501 (C) (3) charity program or a local school, ensuring that the programs receiving donations will benefit their own families, friends and neighbors and strengthen the arts in each community.
Brighton Collectibles in Oakbrook Center (630) 571-2813) will donate proceeds from the sale of Americana Bracelets to Salt Creek Ballet, Children & Youth Programs.