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!