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Charity & Partnerships

Dune Jewelry is dedicated to making the world around us a better place for all. Whether it is helping to preserve the coastal communities which inspired Dune, or using our unique designs to support someone in need, we are always looking for ways to help. Since day one we have partnered with some amazing organizations, each bringing something as unique as the memories we help preserve. Please take some time to learn more about them and how you can help!

 

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Dune Jewelry's Sister company, Beachsand Snowflakes was created in 2003 by Cape Cod artist and one of Holly's life long friends, Kellie Quinn. While building sandcastles with her children, she grew curious about the concept of sand as an art medium. In working & playing with the noticeably distinct grains of sand, the image of a snowflake was clear... such as grains of sand, no two snowflakes are alike. The concept of snowflakes made from beach sand was appealing in its simplicity - an ornament that could be displayed during the winter to bring thoughts of days at the beach.

Through a great deal of trial & error, she created a unique binding agent to hold the sand along with a setting procedure to harden it. A process was eventually developed that allows each snowflake to appear as seamless and delicate as the sand itself, yet capable of maintaining its integrity over time. The result was a truly original piece of art in every ornament.  Made with sand from your favorite beaches, each snowflake is unique in both color & texture, displaying natural variations in the grains of sand from its beach of origin.

Learn more at: www.beachsandsnowflakes.com

 

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Since its incorporation in 1903, MJSA has followed the same essential mission: to provide the information and support needed by jewelry makers, designers, and related suppliers to achieve professional excellence. Our 1,400 member companies employ more than 50,000 skilled workers, and they are a diverse group. They range from high-volume manufacturers to artisans and custom jewelers; from single-person trade shops to global suppliers of tools and equipment.

All, however, share a common goal: To run thriving businesses and to participate in a community dedicated to premier jewelry making and design. By joining and supporting MJSA, they ensure they do just that.

Learn more at : www.mjsa.org

 

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One of the Lost Boys of Sudan, Gabriel Bol Deng, a 2007 Le Moyne College Alum, is Founder and Executive Director of HOPE for Ariang Foundation. Under Gabriel’s leadership, the people of Ariang hand made more than 300,000 bricks to build the primary school for their children.

Civil war in South Sudan forced Gabriel to flee Ariang, losing both his mother and father at the age of 10. While at a refugee camp in Ethiopia, he learned English by writing on cardboard with charcoal. It was in the camps that Gabriel realized the importance of reading and writing. This inspired him to establish HOPE for Ariang to provide an opportunity for boys and girls of Ariang to receive quality education. Educating the children of Ariang is key to achieving lasting peace and sustainable development in South Sudan. We hope when you wear this small piece of Ariang School you will be reminded of the students who are learning because of your generous contribution.

Learn more at : www.hopeforariang.org

 

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Joslin Diabetes Center’s mission is to prevent, treat and cure diabetes.  Their vision is a world free of diabetes and its complications. Joslin is located in Boston, Massachusetts, AND is the world's largest diabetes research and clinical care organization. Joslin is dedicated to ensuring that people with diabetes live long, healthy lives and offers real hope and progress toward diabetes prevention and a cure. Joslin is an independent, nonprofit institution affiliated with Harvard Medical School.

They have 24 Joslin Diabetes Center affiliates in cities across the U.S.,  five international affiliate sites, four affiliated skilled nursing facilities and one affiliated behavioral health program, all of which provided more than 180,000 adult patient and almost 9,000 pediatric visits last year. Their specialty Joslin Vision Network has cared for more than  50,000 patients worldwide since 1999. Each year Joslin trains 150 M.D. and Ph. D. fellows, who go on to practice medicine and conduct research at institutions around the globe. And Joslin’s professional education programs train roughly 30,000 clinicians per year; in fact, we reach more physicians and nurse educators more often all over the world than any other resource.  The Joslin model of hands-on team care, education programs and outreach programs is well known to improve the quality of care for more than two million patients around the world.

Learn more at: www.joslin.org

 

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In 2004 and 2007, following their historic World Series wins, Red Sox owners, management and players, along with representatives of Massachusetts General Hospital visited Walter Reed Medical Center and met hospitalized veterans of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Red Sox organization was deeply moved by the visit, and sought to make a deeper, sustained commitment to serve our returning veterans and their families. With guidance from their colleagues at Massachusetts General Hospital, the Department of Defense, the US Department of Veterans Affairs, Senator Edward M. Kennedy and others, the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program was created.

The Home Base Program provides clinical care and support services to Iraq and Afghanistan service members, veterans and their families throughout New England, who are affected by deployment– or combat–related stress or traumatic brain injury (TBI). They offer clinical and community education about the “invisible wounds of war,” and the challenges of military families. Also, they conduct research to improve treatment and understanding of Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD) and TBI. Strives to be a model partnership of academic medicine and Major League Baseball in service to our military veterans—and their families.

Learn more at: www.homebaseprogram.org

 

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The Association to Preserve Cape Cod is the region’s leading nonprofit environmental organization, working for the adoption of laws, policies and programs that protect and enhance Cape Cod’s natural resources and quality of life.

Since 1968, APCC has been Cape Cod’s voice for the environment. Our efforts have led to landmark achievements in water resource protection, land preservation and smart growth, earning APCC the reputation as Cape Cod’s most prominent and influential environmental advocacy group.

Cape Cod is a fragile land of unique habitats and sensitive natural resources. Our ponds, meadows, forests, dunes, salt marshes, heathlands and beaches are inextricably linked to our economy and our way of life. APCC is committed to the stewardship of this special land of sand and water, speaking out for Cape Cod’s environment, building effective partnerships, and providing real solutions for Cape Cod’s environmental challenges—now and for future generations.

Learn more at: www.apcc.org

 

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Founded by Dune Jewelry's Operations Director, Dustin Bell, OTP has always served the mission of ART. For the purpose of community. With this goal, OTP has produced an eclectic set of performances incorporating theatre and many other artistic disciplines from Music to Movement and more. OTP has gained a following through many one-off, all encompassing productions like the 2009 Summer Cabaret, 2011 New Works Festival & 2013’s Acting Out Against Violence. It has also worked closely with on going productions and programs such as the 2011-2013 Playwriting Workshops & 2012 production of Dwelling by David Hill.

OTP is dedicated to the artistic & public community of Jamaica Plain, Boston & Beyond. We serve the wants, needs & passions of our members in order to cultivate a closer and more educated theatrical community of artists and audience alike. Through on-going Programs & Productions, Consistent Member & Audience Opportunities, and Constant Outreach to the world outside OTP, we hope to further define Art. For the Purpose of Community.

Learn more at : www.theopentheatre.com

 

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At The Artisan Group® we are on a mission to introduce Hollywood to the best of the handcrafted movement. We do it by providing owners of artisan businesses the chance to introduce their products to celebrities, industry leaders and members of the press through participation in celebrity gift lounges such as those leading up to The Academy Awards*, The Golden Globes* and The Primetime Emmys*. Because The Artisan Group takes a collaborative approach to participation in these lounges, a marketing opportunity that would be prohibitively expensive for most small companies becomes surprisingly affordable.

Learn more at : www.TheArtisanGroup.com