End Hunger in Calvert County will be able to purchase roughly $32,000 worth of food with the money Dickinson Jewelers donated.
Local jewelry store donates over $3,000 and 890 pounds of food to local food pantry
Dickinson Jewelers, with locations in Dunkirk and Prince Frederick, hosted a food drive in conjunction with their first ever jewelry auction, Get It or Regret It! The auction and food drive lasted only three days in early August and the store was extremely moved by how giving their customers were.
This summer, the store partnered with End Hunger in Calvert County (EHCC, www.endhungercalvert.org) for the third time. For each food donation customers brought in, they received a chance to win one of six prizes donated by designers that work with the store. At the end of the three day sale, the community had donated 890 pounds of food to the organization. The store distributed bags around the entire county for the community to fill and drop off at either Dickinson Jewelers location. Kathy Dickinson, owner, commented that “having the bags around the entire county was a great way to encourage donations. Even if someone in the community wasn’t aware of the auction, they were able to contribute to the food drive. I love being able to witness how much people care for others.”
In addition to the food drive, Dickinson Jewelers pledged to donate $5 for each registered bidder and 10% of the auction sales. The store was able to donate $3,200 to End Hunger in Calvert County. Jacqueline Miller, Director of Awareness at End Hunger, commented that “because of [their] relationship with the Maryland Food Bank, End Hunger in Calvert County will be able to purchase roughly $32,000 worth of food with the money Dickinson Jewelers donated. Here at End Hunger in Calvert County we always say #givewhereyoulive – well, this is what giving where you live looks like! We are making a real difference for real people right in our own backyards.”
Dickinson Jewelers is located in Prince Frederick at 916 Costley Way and in Dunkirk at 10286 Southern Maryland Boulevard. Store hours at both locations are Mon-Fri 10 am to 7 pm; Sat 10 am to 5 pm. Visit them online www.dickinsonjewelers.com. Both End Hunger and Dickinson Jewelers are very active on social media – it’s easy to keep tabs on their upcoming events!