Jewelry supplies are our main focus at Nina Designs. We design, sell and use them everyday. But there is more to our business than silver charms, pendants, clasps, beads and leather for jewelry. Nina Designs has a strong commitment to making a positive impact on the world through philanthropic work and charitable donations.
Every order our customers place for jewelry supplies helps fund ongoing philanthropy work. Nina Designs makes donations to many reputable charities around the world, and as a new year rolls around, we have taken our focus to a new cause for 2014.
In Sulawesi, Indonesia, a large trash mound and dump is where over 500 children daily scavenge for food to eat and recyclables to survive. Many children work on the dump with family and friends, and usually only make between $1-3 per day after scavenging from selling plastics and recyclables to nearby factories. The children working on the dump site also often feed off left-over food scraps found while working and are of course subject to very unsanitary conditions day to day.
A slum school, located on top of the ‘trash mountain’ was constructed by the Safe Childhoods Group to provide a safe and clean environment, where children can learn and play. They believe in the power of education, and aims to break the vicious cycle of poverty occurring at and around ‘trash mountain’. Providing education to the children who live and work here reduces the likeliness of them from also entering the sex industry. After a fire, Safe Childhoods recently constructed a new concrete building to accommodate the many at-risk children in this community.
The Safe Childhoods Foundation is a Non-Governmental Organization combating Crimes Against Children. Safe Childhoods has developed a range of projects, like the slum school on ‘trash mountain’, designed to protect and support some of the most vulnerable, traumatized and at-risk children.
For every order you place in 2014, we will be donating money to the Safe Childhoods Foundation to help them continue to maintain and grow the school located in Sulawesi on top of ‘trash mountain’. Our goal by the end of the year is to donate $5,000 to the cause! We strongly believe in their cause and mission, and hope you do too. Take some time to explore their ‘trash mountain’ school project, as well as others through their website. Help us help these children who can be given a chance at earning an education and escaping dangerous and unhealthy work throughout 2014 by placing orders for your favorite jewelry supplies. It’s our customers who play the largest role in us being able making a difference!