This year, the Holy Infant Church Women’s Guild tried a new Fundraising idea called Go For The Gold. We asked our parishioners to look through their jewelry boxes for damaged bracelets or chains or rings or earrings missing their mate that were made of 10 carat or higher gold or 925 sterling and consider them for a donation.
After 2 weekends of collections at all masses, items were brought to Diamond Exchange located at 500 Boston Post Road in Orange for evaluation and purchase. Since many of us cannot distinguish between solid gold/silver vs plated/filled, any piece of plated or filled jewelry donated that was in good condition but not able to be redeemed was donated to another charity such as Helping Hands, etc. Broken items of no value were discarded.
We are pleased to report the total value of the redeemed items was significant, and on top of that, Diamond Exchange Jewelers gave a generous donation to Holy Infant Women’s Guild.
Many thanks to the ladies who volunteered, to all the parishioners who donated items and to Dee from Diamond Designs. We were very happy with his fair market redemption prices and impressed with his integrity and kindness. There will be discussion at the next Guild meeting about making this fundraiser an annual event!