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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A Charm for the Cure

For the past several months, my friends and fellow D mamas, Jeanne and Katie, and I have been trying to coordinate our schedules. We’ve wanted a kid-free shopping day to go purchase the Brighton JDRF ribbon charm
Finally, yesterday, we were able to get together. We were three mamas on a mission at the mall, and we hit the Brighton store first.

We made our way over to the charm bar and found the charity charms.

Brighton’s charity charm campaign is fabulous. It features seven ribbon charms in different colors and each charm benefits a different cause: American Heart Association, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, USA Cares, Autism Speaks, Alzheimer’s Association, Breast Cancer Research Foundation and American Cancer Society.

As D mamas, of course, Jeanne, Katie and I went for the JDRF charm...along with a few non-charity charms (Brighton has great charms!), if truth be told. 

The enameled charms can be worn on a bracelet, necklace or a pin. They measure 3/4” high by 1/2” wide. They come with a cute little embroidered pouch, too.

Each charm costs $25, and Brighton donates $20 to the charity symbolized by the charm. Is that a great deal or what?!
When you purchase the charm, right then and there, you receive a $20 check, which has already been made out to your charity. All you have to do is mail the check. There is space to add your information, if you wish to do so.

Jeanne, Katie and I walked out of Brighton on a high. It felt so satisfying and uplifting to buy an attractive, eye-catching piece of jewelry, which will hopefully spark conversation and thereby raise awareness, and get $20 for our favorite charity in the process. 

After Brighton, we moved on to other stores before sitting down to a delicious lunch. We had a blast.
Spending time with dear friends and supporting a cause that means so much to us what a great way to spend the day! As Katie likes to say, life is good!
Thank you, Brighton, for making a difference!

I know Denise from My Sweetest Boy has also purchased a Brighton JDRF ribbon charm. If you'd like one for yourself, you can find a Brighton store here.


Amy Lederer said...

Love. Love. Love. Thanks for sharing this. I had no idea about these!

Kelly said...

WOW! I didnt know Brighton had these charms! JDRF had the American Girl Fashion show (that Maddison modeled in) right there in the courtyard outside their store a few months back! I guess I should have gone in and looked around :) So cool! Thanks for posting, I cant wait to get mine!!

Reyna said...

This is such a great cause and charm. Love that you got to hang out with some D Mamas Heidi. You guys look like you had a blast!

Stephanie said...

That is SO COOL! I had no idea about that charm! I think I need to hop on down to Scottsdale Fashion Square and get one myself. :) Glad you had a great day, Heidi!

Lorraine of "This is Caleb..." said...

That's wonderful! Puts a smile on my face - both the charm and your meet-up!

Denise said...

Love it! So glad you were able to coordinate your schedules and make a girls' outing of it.

Nicole said...

I love the charms!! thanks for sharing!!

Meri said...

That is amazing! What a wonderful day! I have never seen a Brighton store in these neck of the woods! I'll have to check out the site and see if there is one near by. :)

Wendy said...

Awwww....I LOVED THIS, HEIDI!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What an uplifting post ;)