Los Angeles—Whether it was ballet, chorus, orchestra, painting or some other arts program, untold millions of children got inspired by participating in often life-altering events.
For the second year in a row, Brighton Collectibles is turning its focus to donating to a wide range of kids’ charity programs for the arts. Having donated more than $8 million to charities in the past decade, Brighton hopes to help inspire children through music and art. With many institutions facing cutbacks, many schools can no longer afford to offer the scope of arts programs they once did.
Brighton’s campaign offers people the chance to ensure that children in their communities have the chance to experience the arts up close–giving the next generation of artists a bright future.
“Be the change you wish to see in the world” is the mantra Brighton has instilled into its business by designing jewelry to raise money for non-profit organizations that help people in the communities near their stores, and this initiative is one that Brighton’s owner and design team feel passionate about.
“I can’t imagine what my life would have been like without the ballet classes I took throughout my school years, the piano lessons and recitals, or learning to paint with oils,” says Laura Young, Brighton’s president of sales and marketing. “My participation in these programs not only gave me an appreciation for the arts, it gave me the confidence to become the person I am today.”
For each $58 Independence Charm Holder Bracelet and each $48 Americana I.D. Bracelet through July 31, the company’s 172 Brighton Collectibles stores and participating Brighton retailers will contribute 50% of the retail cost to children’s art charities which will be chosen by the stores in which the bracelets are sold–each store will select a 501 (C) (3) charity program or a local school, ensuring that the programs will benefit their own families, friends and neighbors and strengthen the arts in each community. www.brighton.com