Be Jeweled Now Accepting Donations
Be Jeweled, the sixth annual fundraiser for Food Share of Lincoln County, is accepting donations of jewelry and jewelry components for the event, which will take place on Saturday, February 9, at the Newport Shilo Inn from 9am – 2pm.
Your once-loved jewelry can make a big difference in the life of a family in need. This jewelry extravaganza is seeking donations of all kinds. All jewelry is accepted, including beads and even broken pieces. Jewelry-making supplies are also much appreciated as the committee can make simple repairs on donated jewelry.
This is a one-of-a-kind sale in Oregon, and is based on a similar event on the East Coast. People come from all around the state to see what they can find. This fundraiser has become a very successful event for Food Share of Lincoln County, and has grown each year. Food Share director Nancy Smith states, “We are again asking for your help. Supporting Be Jeweled by donating jewelry you no longer wear is a great way to feed hungry families.”
Currently Food Share and its partner agencies distribute an estimated 65,000 pounds of food each month in response to the need in our community. Local statistics show that an average of 1200 households per month access emergency food in Lincoln County.
You can drop off your jewelry donation at the Food Share office (535 NE 1st St, Newport), all branches of the Oregon Coast Bank, as well as at the Newport Senior Center. A tax receipt will be available at each location.
For more information, or to arrange a jewelry pick up, please contact Nancy Smith at 541-265-8578.