The Jewelers for Veterans Foundation announced on February 12, 2015, that November would be the official month for an annual "Jewelers for Veterans" campaign. The Jewelers for Veterans Foundation, a non-profit corporation, was founded in 2012 to help the nearly one million United States military veterans who face unemployment when they leave service and return home.
“November 2015 and every November thereafter is now officially Jewelers for Veterans month -- highlighted by the observance of Veterans Day,” says Ralph Destino, Chairman of the Jewelers For Veterans Foundation. Veterans Day falls on November 11th.
During the month of November, retail and manufacturing jewelers in America will be asked to commit to the Jewelers for Veterans promotional effort by supporting this campaign and displaying a framed placard, a POS display and a donation can in their offices and stores.
“Every jeweler in America is being asked to show their support for our returning vets and help provide these warriors with a pathway to economic success in an industry where they can put their skills to good use,” explains Destino, the Chairman-Emeritus of Cartier.
The Jewelers for Veterans Foundation has set a goal of raising $150,000 from the 2015 Jewelers for Veterans month campaign. All funds will be used to help military veterans find jobs in the jewelry industry.
The 2015 Jewelers for Veterans month campaign is seeking sponsors and volunteers. Those interested should visit the Jewelers for Veterans Foundation website at www.JewelersforVeterans.org, email email@example.com or call 212-398-0400.
“We will kick off this campaign with a launch event at the JCK Las Vegas show this year,” says Todd Wolleman, President of ColorCraft and a member of the Jewelers for Veterans Foundation Executive Committee. “But we are asking manufacturers, retailers and trade associations to commit now so we can ensure success by November,” adds Wolleman.