Kendra Scott Expands Kendra Cares Philanthropic Program To 30 Hospitals

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Kendra Scott Kendra Cares

Kendra Scott Kendra Cares

Kendra Scott rings in 2018 with plans to further expand its Kendra Cares Program, which brings the company’s customizable Color Bar™ jewelry experience to pediatric hospitals across the country. The program lets patients and their family members make a free customized jewelry piece on site. In 2017 alone, Kendra Cares donated over 6,500 pieces of jewelry and partnered with more than 10 pediatric hospitals.

“With the Kendra Cares Program, we are able to bring a smile to the faces of these children and their caregivers, and offer a brief distraction from the struggles they face every day,” said Kendra Scott, the brand’s designer, CEO and founder. “I hope that one day we are able to bring this program to every hospital in the nation.”

Already on the list of partners for the 2018 philanthropic expansion are the MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital in Houston, Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas in Austin, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami, Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

Kendra Scott will donate a total of $150,000 to three of its Kendra Cares hospital partners: MD Anderson, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and Memorial Sloan Kettering. These funds will go to support child life programs and research at each hospital.

“As a mother to three boys of my own, it means the world to me to see the powerful impact these hospitals are making in child cancer research,” said Scott. “I am honored to further our relationship with these three incredible partners, and work together to create a healthy, cancer-free future for these children.”

“MD Anderson is proud to partner with Kendra Scott, and we’re grateful for its support of our patients over the past several years,” says Kevin Long, director, Pediatric Operations, The University of Texas MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital. “Kendra Scott’s commitment to young cancer patients is clear. At MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital, we’ve seen patients and their loved ones beam with happiness while making their very own Kendra Scott creation. It’s a special program.”

Interested hospitals can reach out to kendracares@kendrascott.com for more information.

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