Monday, June 16, 2008

Mucklow's Supports Promise Place with Mother's Day Jewelry

PHOTO: left to right back row: Robert Mucklow, owner of Mucklow's Fine Jewelry presents a check to Promise Place's Executive Director, Sonja Strickland, Shelter Director, Vanessa Motley and Board of Director's President, Lance Gauntt. front row: Local children who made handcrafted jewelry for a Mother's Day surprise: Matthew Mitchell, Ava Whiteley, Katherine Mitchell.

Mucklow's Fine Jewelry of Peachtree City recently presented Promise Place, the council on domestic violence, with a check for over $1,800. Much to the delight of local moms, the money was raised by children who lovingly handcrafted a piece of silver jewelry to present to them on Mother's Day.

With the help of owner Robert Mucklow, his staff, and many dads, 189 bracelets and necklaces were created. Mr. Mucklow, made the gifts even more meaningful by donating $10 from each piece to help victims of domestic violence in our community. He expressed, "I felt it would be appropriate to support Promise Place, a worthy organization that helps mothers and children who are in need. This is a great experience for children to be able to give something that they make with love. They learn a new respect for handcrafting and help make a difference for those less fortunate."

Promise Place serves over 1,000 women, children and men in Fayette, Spalding, Pike and Upson counties. For more information on Promise Place and their programs, to volunteer or make a donation call 770-460-1604.

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