“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill
There aren’t enough words in the dictionary to describe the significance of giving back. Carrying on this tradition is something my mother, Joyce, has instilled in myself, other family members, as well as other Joyce’s team member’s. Together, we have been fortunate enough to help many individuals and charities.
One event that we look forward to each year is the The Heart Ball. The Heart Ball celebrates the American Heart Association’s work, mission, donors, volunteers, and most importantly, the lives saved and improved because of their efforts. This event has become a part of Joyce’s yearly giving efforts. We truly enjoy this unforgettable evening filled with entertainment and hope. My wife, Rachel and I were honored to be there to witness Joyce’s Jewelry as this year’s premiere live auction sponsor. We are already looking forward to next year’s gala to celebrate the lifesaving work of the American Heart Association.
Beyond The Heart Ball, we are involved with WVU Children’s Hospital. We have been a live auction sponsor for every year that I can remember. We have gone as far as designing and creating camouflage cuff links for their Camo and Cuff Link campaign. Our annual summer customer appreciation event is another way we are helping our local community. We have decided to team up with a local charity to donate a percentage of the proceeds from sales at the event. Last year we partnered with Fayette Friends of Animals. Each year we will partner with a new local charity, and we are always open to suggestions.
We are prideful of all the ways that we have helped local charities and individuals through volunteering, monetarily, or donating product to help raise funds.
Each year, I strive to find new ways to build relationships within our community to improve our local areas. I currently sit on the Board of Directors of the Fayette Chamber of Commerce and Uniontown Downtown Business District Authority (UDBDA). I also co-chair the Fayette Young Professionals Network. If you would like to learn more about our giving program, please comment below!