Women's Shelter Jewelry Project

Jewelry Cleanout

Collecting for the women's shelter

Jewelry collection pile for the Women's Shelter Jewelry Project

The holiday season is near, and it seems like it can be easy to forget what the season is all about. Plus, I don't know about you, but my time ends up being stretched the most thin this time of year. 

That said, there is an easy way that you can give back without cost and with very little time. You can bring in your old costume jewelry that you no longer wear (and perhaps were considering donating to Goodwill) and we will make sure that it gets to the Seattle Metals Guild, SMG, for sorting and distribution.

Here is a note from the founder of this program and SMG co-founder, Micki Lippe:

--So far we have gathered thousands of pieces of jewelry - really, thousands, and cleaned and sorted it and given it out to Women in Shelters, Dress for Success, the Drama School at UW, and a group that collects Prom Jewelry and Clothing for those who cannot afford it. 

We also get some fine jewelry pieces that we either sell or scrap. Last year we gave out $15,000 in three unrestricted grants of $5,000 each. This year we have $14,000 to give out, with $5,000 of this year's money coming from a sale that we had, of the fine jewelry.--

Here is a link if you would like to learn more: SMG Women's Shelter Project. Also, if Everling is out of your way to drop off these items, there is a list in the link above of year round drop off points that you could alternatively drop your items at.  

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