Village Jeweller supported the recent Breast Cancer Foundation fundraiser, both at the Pink Brunch hosted by The Good Home of Howick and by offering a portion of every Julie Sandlau piece sold in-store during July.
Chris wanted to join the campaign because cancer has such a wide reaching impact on people within his community.
“It makes me feel very proud that as a small business, Village Jeweller remains balanced and compassionate and can share with those around us,” says Chris.
“Together with The Good Home, we raised around $4,000, which is great.”
Many people choose to give, whether it’s something sparkly in a velvet box, supporting their local charity, or volunteering at their local food bank.
New Zealanders are great givers, ranked number two in the world according to the Charities Aid Foundation.
But why do people do it?
Some donate money because they are desperately upset by a situation, and it’s the only thing they can do to help. The Christchurch earthquakes and the Boxing Day tsunami are great examples of this.
Some have a drive to improve the lives of others, to ensure that the children in their neighbourhood have food in their belly’s and shoes on their feet.
Others simply love to bask in the surprise and delight on a loved ones face as they receive a perfectly thought-out gift.
Giving brings positive emotions.
Relief by helping in some small way and satisfaction when making a positive change to people’s lives.
Joy in creating joy.