South Burlington, VT, July 13, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- After Midnight Jewelers has been making engagement dreams come true for more than 20 years. Now, the venerable jewelry company is doing its part to help local youths hit the slopes.
From Friday, July 18 through Sunday, July 20, After Midnight Jewelers will donate 10 percent of all profits to the Chill Foundation, a non-profit that provides opportunities to at-risk and underserved youth to build self-esteem and life skills through board sports.
After Midnight Jewelers knows the importance of the Chill Foundation, as one of its own, sales associate Tanner Faucett, participated in a snowboarding season with Chill when he was 12-years-old.
“Learning to snowboard with the Chill program was a great experience — it challenged me in a lot of areas,” said Faucett, who was recommended to the program by a teacher. “I remember coming out of the program as a much more persistent person. It was during the Chill program that I realized success is nothing more than getting up one more time than you fall down.”
In helping underserved youth participate in board sports, the Chill Foundation provides adventure to young people who otherwise could not afford it. And beyond financial concerns, the program also gives at-risk youth a personally gratifying experience protected from bad influences.
“I had always wanted to snowboard, but it was far too expensive,” said Faucett. “The Chill program gave me the opportunity to snowboard without the burden of cost. Before I could snowboard, winter was just cold, and usually boring. After learning to snowboard, the start of winter meant the start of snowboarding season — which is far from boring.” And beyond financial concerns, the program also gives at-risk youth an experience to develop life skills through Chill’s six-week curriculum based around these themes: Respect, Patience, Persistence, Responsibility, Courage, and Pride.
Now, Faucett looks forward to the winter and snowboarding ranks among his favorite activities. And the benefits reach beyond the slopes of South Burlington. Thanks to the Chill Foundation’s program, Faucett was able to build a career for himself guiding customers through one of the most important purchases of their lives.
“In order to ensure that customers have a positive experience, I take the search for the right piece of jewelry to the next level,” he said. “I believe in building a relationship with the customer. I aim to show every individual that I am able to cater to their needs, and find them the perfect piece of jewelry every time.”
Faucett and his associates at After Midnight Jewelers believe that in order for youth to shine, it is necessary to give back to valuable community organizations like the Chill Foundation. And with their customers help, After Midnight Jewelers aims to keep kids from wiping out.