Bailey’s Fine Jewelry donated $11,000 to the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina to help “fight hunger right here at home” through its Share the Love campaign. For every ring purchased from the Bailey’s Signature Collection of engagement and wedding jewelry, Bailey’s donates funds to purchase 360 meals to feed a local North Carolina family.
The meal donations are made through the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina via Feeding America and the meals are distributed to various food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, children’s programs and elderly care programs throughout the area.
Distributing 53.6 million pounds of food last year, the Food Bank provides more than 150,000 pounds of food each day to the 34 counties it serves. In those 34 counties, more than 651,000 live in food insecure households, including 212,510 children and 44,853 elderly.
“We’re so grateful to Bailey’s for continuing their commitment to the Food Bank and feeding hungry families in our community,” said Peter Werbicki, president and chief executive officer of the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.
Bailey’s unique program invites patrons to Share the Love they feel during such a special time in their lives with others in need. Bailey’s Signature Collection of wedding bands and engagement rings are unique and each one is made entirely in America.
“The Share the Love campaign is about doing our part to help local families,” said Doug Morgan, director of community relations for Bailey’s Fine Jewelry. “We’re blessed to be a part of such great communities and are thrilled to have been able to donate $11,000 in 2014 to fight hunger here at home in those communities.”
The Share the Love campaign is one of many philanthropic projects taken on by Bailey’s, including the successful A Time to Give program in which patrons can receive a free watch battery in exchange for a donation to a selected charity. Bailey’s has raised over $231,000 through A Time to Give.
The Share the Love campaign is currently in effect at all five Bailey’s Fine Jewelry locations.
About Bailey’s Fine Jewelry
Bailey’s Fine Jewelry is a family owned-and-operated jeweler with stores in Raleigh, Rocky Mount, Greenville and Fayetteville. Bailey’s offers jewelry from today’s most esteemed designers, exquisite diamonds, estate jewelry, fashion accessories, fine timepieces and gifts. With an emphasis on customer satisfaction, personalized services include custom design, watch and jewelry repair, appraisal and bridal registry. Steeped in family tradition, Bailey’s is one of the most well-regarded and innovative jewelry stores in North Carolina and is best known for its distinctive ‘Bailey Box’ slogan. For more information, please call toll-free (866)725-3111 or visit online at www.baileybox.com.
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About the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina
The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina is a nonprofit organization that has provided food for people at risk of hunger in 34 counties in central and eastern North Carolina for more than 30 years. The Food Bank serves a network of more than 800 partner agencies such as soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, and programs for children and adults through distribution centers in Durham, Greenville, New Bern, Raleigh, the Sandhills (Southern Pines), and Wilmington. In fiscal year 2013-2014, the Food Bank distributed more than 53 million pounds of food and non-food essentials through these agencies. Sadly, hunger remains a serious problem in central and eastern North Carolina. In these counties, more than 651,000 people struggle to access nutritious and adequate amounts of food necessary for an active and healthy life. www.foodbankcenc.org.
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