Raises Thousands for Kids In Distress
Plantation, FL (December 2, 2012) – Surrounded by the sparkle of jewels, reflections of gold and the twinkle of lights, Matthew’s Jewelers again brings the holiday spirit to life for local children. Owners Mark and Andrea Silverman hosted their 4th annual holiday event November 29-December 1st with jewelry sale proceeds benefiting Kids In Distress Auxiliary, the West Broward arm of KIDS.
Belinda Berg, President of Kids In Distress Auxiliary, accepted a check from the event for $3,200, in addition to a van full of donated toys, books and games.
Guests were encouraged to visit the Matthew's Jewelers "Giving Tree". During the event, guests leaving an unwrapped toy, book or game for a child ages 6 months to 12 years, received a special gift themselves as the family-owned businesses’ way of saying thank you for making a difference in a child's life! Gifts were provided by the owners as well as Sixth Star Travel of Plantation, Haute Chocolate of Davie and Rebecca Jewelry.
Event partners including Michele Watches, Dove Creek Lodge of Key Largo and Davie’s Vienna Café and Wine Bar donated luxury raffle items valued at over $3,500. Prizes included: a Diamond Deco Michele Watch, a Michele Tahitian Carousel Jelly Bean Watch, Andrea Candela Silver & Diamond Necklace, Rebecca Necklace, Weekend at the Dove Creek Lodge and dinners at Vienne Café. Plantation residents Rachel Maeroff and Michael Previti, Patricia Squerrini of Sunrise, Cooper City residents Tom Bayless and Linda Trugman, Jeff Bonham from Lauderhill and Melissa Bain of Hollywood were among the winners.
Kids In Distress is a community supported agency dedicated to the care and treatment of abused children, the prevention of child abuse and the preservation of the family. It is the only local agency providing 24/7 emergency shelters, counseling, crisis intervention, foster care and adoption support, therapeutic preschools, complete behavioral health services and intensive in-home family preservation services, with access to parent education, domestic violence and substance abuse treatment, medical care and various rehabilitative therapies. To learn more about Kids in Distress Auxiliary, visit https://kidaux.org.
Matthew’s Jewelers of Plantation, FL is an oasis among the myriad of generic jewelry stores where the shopping experience is just as grand as the jewelry. The store features an impressive showcase of award winning jewelry and a state of the art design and manufacturing studio. Matthew’s Jewelers is the winner of 10 De Beers Design Awards and 4 World Gold Council awards. Their philosophy is “if you can imagine it, we can create it”. Matthew’s Jewelers is located at 157 N Nob Hill Road, in Plantation. For more information please call 954-424-2120 or visit www.matthewsjewelers.com.