Donation Helps Hands On Children’s Museum
Another Sand in the City is coming August 23rd, and this year, as in so many years past, Hartley Jewelers is proud to be a part of it. We donated a silver bracelet with four pearls (valued at $380) to the 2013 Sand in the City silent auction to benefit The Hands On Children’s Museum’s Free and Reduced Admissions Program. This program makes it possible for thousands of families to access the Museum and its many educational programs regardless of their ability to pay.
We have been focusing on community support for decades. We grew our business from scratch in this community and now, 45 years later, we are still proudly serving the people of Olympia and the Puget Sound. So much of our success has come from the loyal customers in our community, and giving back is something that is truly close to our hearts. So much so that it has become part of our lifestyle. For decades, we never talked about what we donated and to whom, but in recent years we have begun telling our stories hoping we can inspire others to give as well. Through gifts like this, we know we are having a real and direct impact on a local family who would otherwise be unable to enjoy the facilities at the new Hands On Children’s Museum.
“We really enjoy donating jewelry to Sand in the City,” says Rick Hartley, owner of Hartley Jewelers. “It’s kind of selfish, really, because, we just feel good about supporting a program that makes it possible for kids from all walks of life to enjoy playing and learning in an educational environment.”
“In recent years, we have had several grandchildren of our own,” says Linda Hartley. “The Hands On Children’s Museum has always been one of our favorite charities to support, but seeing the excitement in our granddaughter’s eyes when there is talk of “going to the Museum” has really cemented our commitment to help sustain the enjoyment and developmental opportunities that the Museum offers.”
We trust that the winner of this beautiful bracelet, made with four silver bands, lightly separated and encompassed by a halo of stamped silver, will enjoy wearing it for many years to come.