This joyful day of giving sponsored by the Community Foundation of Louisville kicks off on September 12th, and last year saw over $5 million raised for local non-profit organizations. There are so many wonderful participants hoping to raise money this year, and we've picked a few of our favorites from the line-up of agencies, companies, and groups (and to see the entire line-up, click here!)
- Louisville Public Media
- The Healing Place
- Prodigal Ministries
- Anchal Project
- Kentucky Refugee Ministries
- Down Syndrome of Louisville
- The Backside Learning Center
- Schuhmann Social Service Center
- The Louisville Free Public Library Foundation
- Cabbage Patch Settlement House
- The Morton Center
- Hope Scarves
- Token III Club
- The Berry Center
- Kentucky Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice
We've always said that our jewelry is made with love, and our Valentine Collection this year takes this idea to heart. (See what we did there?) Crafted in small batches (and some as one-of-a-kind designs) each item in the collection will contribute $5 of its purchase price to a wonderful organization called Love My Neighbor, based in our former hometown of Taylorsville, Kentucky. This grass-roots thrift shop offers clothing and household items to families in need, often entirely free of charge...and volunteers will even personally assist in finding clothing for a first job interview, a new baby, or a warm coat in freezing temperatures.
Grace, one of our amazing assistants who helps to create nearly every statement-making necklace that leaves the studio, has one of the most generous and beautiful hearts we know, and she is a founding Board Member for Love My Neighbor. Her spirit for service has her volunteering several days a week, whether balancing the books or organizing donations in their storage space at the shop. (In fact, our donations will help build an annex for the space to house the growing amount of donated goods available for underprivileged families in the area.)
We're honored to be able to help Love My Neighbor's mission in making a difference in the community where Elva Fields really "grew up" as a business and to share the love that is available to all of us. So, whether it's through a pair of earrings, a necklace, or even some hand-lettered original art, we hope you'll help us to offer beauty, hope, and, most importantly, love, this Valentine season and always.
We've created a collection of jewelry that takes inspiration from the hope, love, and courage so many who face cancer show and share. Through the month of October, half of the proceeds from each of these designs will be given to Hope Scarves, a remarkable organization here in Louisville, Kentucky that provides scarves, stories, and support to those with cancer.
We’re honored to contribute to such an important and wonderful mission, and it is our sincerest wish that in wearing one of these collection jewels, the message of hope will find its way to those who may need it most.
With hope and love,
All of us at Elva Fields
We're all connected, one to another as humans in this life experience. Our love knot earrings symbolize our in-this-together-ness and will offer half of their retail price to help others in need, specifically young children separated from their families at the border. Through Together Rising, every $10 we donate will help reunite these families thanks to the tireless work of organizations like the Florence Project and KIND who navigate the legal system on behalf of immigrant children.
Based on a vintage design and being produced in small batches for us, we'll have a limited edition collection of 50 of each style (sterling silver over brass or 14 karat gold over brass) available to ship in mid-August. If we sell all of these earrings, we'll be able to make a contribution of $1000 toward making a difference in devastating circumstances, and these earrings may perhaps be a symbol of connectedness AND hope when we need it most.
Thank you for considering joining us in helping love others well. Together we can do great things, friends.
Make a difference in another's life in honor of the mother who makes a difference in yours. Our latest limited-edition earring--just in time for Mother's Day--is an updated version of our vintage love knots, this time with a gorgeous golden banded interlace design, a symbol and reminder of connectedness.
A portion of each earring purchase supports your choice of three amazing and worthwhile organizations that work each day to change lives and serve others with compassion, kindness, and respect:
- The Cabbage Patch : a 106-year-old organization that reaches at-risk families and youth through recreational, educational, and service-based programs and opportunities from tutoring, mentoring, after-school classes, scholarships, and much more.
- Kentucky Refugee Ministries : providing resettlement services to refugees through faith- and agency-based co-sponsorship in order to promote self-sufficiency and successful integration into the community.
- The Healing Place : reaching men and women suffering from drug and alcohol addiction through one of the nation's most effective and hopeful programs, providing tools for recovery and restoring productive lives
Your gift will arrive wrapped and ready for giving with a note explaining the impact of the earrings and the specific charity they support. It is our hope that this small-batch style may be of service to the greater good, bringing love and light on this Mother's Day and beyond.