Every jeweler in America asked to participate
(NEW YORK) – “November 2015 and every November thereafter is now officially Jewelers for Veterans month – highlighted by the observance of Veterans Day,” Ralph Destino, Chairman of the Jewelers for Veterans Foundation said.
“Every jeweler in America is being asked to show their support for our returning vets and help provide these warriors with a pathway to economic success in an industry where they can put their skills to good use,” continued the Chairman-Emeritus of Cartier.
The Jewelers for Veterans Foundation (www.JewelersforVeterans.org) is a 501c3 not for profit corporation that was founded in 2012 to help the nearly one million military veterans who face unemployment when they return to our country.
Retail and manufacturing jewelers in America will be asked to commit to the Jewelers for Veterans month promotional effort by supporting this campaign and displaying a framed placard, a POS display and a donation can in their offices and stores.
“We will kick off this campaign with a launch event at the JCK Las Vegas show this year,” said Todd Wolleman, President of Color Craft and a member of the Jewelers for Veterans Foundation Executive Committee. “But we are asking manufacturers, retailers and trade associations to commit now so we can ensure success by November.”
The Jewelers for Veterans Foundation has set a goal of raising $150,000 from the 2015 Jewelers for Veterans month campaign. All of these funds will be used to help military veterans find jobs in the jewelry industry.
The 2015 Jewelers for Veterans month campaign is seeking sponsors and volunteers and those interested should visit the Jewelers for Veterans Foundation website at www.JewelersforVeterans.org, send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-398-0400.