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Broken gold jewellery

Thank you to everyone who kindly donated gold.  This is how it worked:

Do you have a little bit of unwanted or broken gold jewellery, sitting in a jewellery box, shoved in a drawer or in a little pot on a shelf?

What use is one earring, a chain or bracelet that is snapped, or a ring with a missing stone? Most mass produced jewellery is more expensive to repair than to buy new.

Your broken or unwanted gold jewellery can be used to help vulnerable and homeless children in Lebanon.  As part of my fund raising for this Gulf for Good challenge, I collected unwanted gold.   The little bits and pieces of gold added together were sold to raise money for these charities:

Palestinian Children’s Relief Fund to provide emergency dental equipment and an x-ray machine for use in refugee camps in Lebanon.

SOS Children’s Villages to furnish two concrete houses for 16 orphaned children and their ‘house mothers’.

Thank you to everyone who helped me with this.  I have now finished collecting and the amount raised from the gold was incredible – half my original total fund-raising amount.

Contact me if you are a challenger and would like to pick my brains about this idea.  I found it was a great way that people could support me in these credit-crunched times by donating something that was useless to them (but precious for the charities).

5 Comments leave one →
  1. February 17, 2010 8:42 pm

    Sally as always you never cease to amaze me with your charitable deeds. I will go through my jewellery and try and find what I can for your cause. Good luck with your fundraising.

    • February 18, 2010 1:20 pm

      It’s a small thing in the scheme of things but great to be able to see specifically what difference the funds make to the charities. I’m privileged to be in the position to be able to do this. Thanks for your nice words and support – you are always so kind.

  2. shahrazad permalink
    April 15, 2010 12:28 am

    Dear Sally,

    No words can express my admirations of your good and humble works for charaties and since i can not contribute directly to your fund raising allow me to foreward your site to some of my friends in the UAE with a plage from me to them to contribute- Iam truely blessed that i have met you.

    Good luck

    • April 15, 2010 7:01 am

      My dear friend, your kind words mean a lot to me. So many generous people have supported me with this challenge.


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