A jewelry industry group aims to raise ten $5,000 grants for local youth charities.
Tiny Jewel Box presented a $5,000 check from a jewelry industry charity to the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy on Tuesday. The grant will directly support the Academy’s after-school core programming in Ward 7, which is free to all participants and currently serves 150 third through eighth-grade students said Matthew Rosenheim, president and owner of Tiny Jewel Box. The program encourages improved academic development and health of youth from underserved communities through partnerships with local schools.
“Scholar-athletes receive healthy snacks and dinner, homework help and participate in enrichment activities that reinforce foundational mathematics skills, introduce scientific concepts as they relate to the game of baseball, and strengthen core literary skills and critical thinking,” he said.
Jewelers for Children (JFC), a non-profit founded by members of the jewelry industry, is in its fifth year of running a program that aims to fund ten $5,000 grants for local children’s charities nationwide. Since 1999, JFC has donated more than $53 million, according to Rosenheim, who sits on the organization’s board.
Tiny Jewel Box is a local third generation family-owned retailer located at 1155 Connecticut Ave., NW. Founded in 1930, the store’s selection includes engagement and bridal rings, designer jewelry and watches, along with custom design and repair services.