The first bracelet is our unisex Picture Jasper Paw Print bracelet that benefits the travel fund for the Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort Dogs. With every purchase of this charity bracelet, Rock & Hardware will donate 25% of the proceeds to help with the travel funds for the Comfort Dogs. If you aren't familiar with this organization, these trained dogs provide solace for people in disaster situations as well as visiting churches, schools, nursing homes and hospitals. "A dog is a friend who brings a calming influence, allowing people to open up their hearts and receive help for what is affecting them." We love this charity and the good work they do! To learn more, follow the K-9 Comfort Dogs link here.
Two gemstone bracelets benefiting the Alzheimer's Association have now been listed in our Etsy shop. One is our gray jasper and matte purple agate beaded bracelet and the other is our chunkier black lava rock and faceted agate bracelet. Both are stunning and make quite the statement. But more than anything 25% of the proceeds go directly to the Alzheimer's Association. The mission of the Alzheimer's Association is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support to all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. For more information, please go to www.alz.org. This organization was beneficial to me and my husband when we were figuring out the best way to care for my mother-in-law who suffered from Alzheimer's for many years until her eventual passing. We learned valuable tools on how to hand the many difficult situations one may encounter when dealing with a loved one with this disease as well as a support group that provided comfort during those stressful times.
"We can do no great things, only small things with great love." — Mother Teresa