This wish was sponsored by Jeweler’s for Children, an international organization dedicated to uniting charitable giving efforts within the jewelry industry to children in need. Make-A-Wish has benefitted from this organization on a national and international level, and on a local collaboration with nonprofit Hawaii Jewelers Association (HJA).
HJA members volunteer by hosting wish celebrations for local kids whose wishes are sponsored by Jewelers for Children. HJA-member Honolulu Jewelry Co. allowed Shore and her siblings to tour the entire facility and gifted her a custom Hawaiian heirloom pendant necklace with her name on it. They watched the bench jeweler engrave an additional surfboard upon her request.
HJA members like Honolulu Jewelry Co. who participate in wish celebrations provide these kids with educational insight into their day-to-day operations by showing jewelry pieces, gemstones, diamonds, and machinery needed for production. At these events, wish kids are gifted a memorable piece of jewelry to serve as tokens of their wish journeys.