May 3, 2020—Looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift that also gives back to a charity? There are a lot of jewelers donating to good causes right now. Two that have gotten very specific with the charitable funds are the sister companies Fred Leighton and Kwiat that share a boutique on Madison Avenue in New York City. They have partnered with White Plains Hospital in an effort to support healthcare workers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic on the front lines with an initiative that goes on through May 6.
“We are in awe of the selflessness and heroism of the medical professionals on the front line and we wanted to do what we could to support them,” explains Fred Leighton CEO Greg Kwiat. “White Plains Hospital is one of the premiere hospitals in the New York metropolitan area fighting this pandemic. The Kwiat family has always called the White Plains Hospital home, and the need to support it in this fight was clear to us. We felt that our clients would feel a strong connection to the immediacy of this need, and would appreciate knowing exactly how their contribution would be spent to support the hospital.”
The amazing detail of the charitable donations is that you see the exact dollar amount from a purchase being donated to the hospital and how it is being spent. For example, if you want to get the diamond necklace the mother in your life so richly deserves for transforming into a teacher as well as working full-time from home at her job, now is the time to get it. Order a 6-carat illusion setting graduating diamond necklace for $25,400 from Kwiat (in the photo above) and $6,350 will fund enough isolation gowns for a day at White Plains hospital. If she has always wanted a Tennis bracelet, order a $7,600 Kwiat Bezel Set Tennis Bracelet set with 2.60-carats of round diamonds and $1,900 will fund one POC glucometer and three IV pumps.
If vintage or vintage inspired is more of what you have in mind, head over to the Fred Leighton selection of items that have similar specifics listed for the cause. Plus, lots of pieces are marked down and on sale. There are several items in the contemporary collet setting collection in the $1,500 ballpark. The Edwardian double snake ring in the image above is marked down from $8,500 to $5,700. The symbol of eternal love is not only a good buy, $570 of the purchase would fund two IV-pumps and four no-touch thermometers at the White Plains Hospital.
Go to the Kwiat or Leighton websites to browse more of the collections and see the specifics on what each jewelry purchase would fund.
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