Plant City, FL, May 21, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Sister's & Company, a specialty retailer in Plant City announced that it presented a $10,000 donation to United Food Bank of Plant City on Wednesday, May 19th at 5:30 pm as part of Brighton's Feed Our Friends fundraiser. Sister's & Company was among retailers across the United States that joined with Brighton last summer in selling a limited-edition collection of semi-precious jewelry designed especially to help feed struggling Americans. "When we heard that there was an opportunity to help feed the hungry, specifically in our area we were so excited, we hold the food bank particularly close to our hearts. Never could we imagine that our nomination would so greatly benefit our community, this is such a blessing," said Devony Scott of Sister's & Company. "The United Food Bank is very grateful to Devony for utilizing her creative business talents to plan a fun evening of fashion and lead a strong grassroots effort that has lead to this very generous donation from Brighton. The United Food Bank of Plant City is honored by this recognition," according to Kelleigh Klein (United Food Bank Executive Director).
"To help us decide where to direct our donations, we asked retailers who participated in the fundraiser to nominate their American Heroes - people in the community who lead tax-exempt non-profit organizations that are feeding people," said Laura Young, president of sales and marketing for Brighton, a Los Angeles-based maker or fine ladies accessories. "We selected the United Food Bank of Plant City and Kelleigh Klein from among hundreds of entries that we received because of the passion that Sister's & Company and the store's customers showed for the work their 'hero' does in the community." Donating by design is a continuing tradition at Brighton, where founder and owner Jerry Kohl and his team of designers have created jewelry collections that have raised over $3 million for breast cancer charities and over $1 million to fight women's heart disease. With the American Heroes collection, they focused their creative efforts on the growing number of people going hungry due to the economy.
"We all have people in our lives that we're concerned about, so I decided to find a way we can make a difference in their lives," Kohl said. "That's how the American Heroes jewelry and additional Feed our Friends programs came about."
Known for excellent quality and broad-ranging assortments of finely crafted accessories, Brighton produces handbags, jewelry, belts, footwear, small leather essentials, and gifts are sold at Sister's & Company in the downtown Plant City and Dade City stores. For more information visit them at 104 E Reynolds St - Plant City, 14145 7th St - Dade City, or at www.sistersboutiques.com.