Jewels in July Event to be a Gem of a Fundraiser for Heights Foundation

Provident Jewelry, Norman Love Confections team up for an evening of baubles, bubbles and bon bons to raise money for new center.

Fort Myers, FL, July 02, 2010 --( Provident Jewelry and Norman Love Confections will jointly host a champagne- and chocolate-laden evening of shopping and socializing to support The Heights Foundation on July 15 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Provident Jewelry Showroom in Fort Myers.

Provident Jewelry, which specializes in the sale, trade and redesign of estate jewelry hosts one of the country’s largest collections. For one night only, clients can purchase or upgrade an exquisite piece, and have a portion of the proceeds donated to The Heights Foundation’s programs, including efforts to construct a new cultural arts center serving the Harlem Heights community.

“A friend introduced me to The Heights Foundation and the center they are trying to build,” says Provident Jewelry’s Alison Conger. “After taking a tour, I was immediately impressed with what they were trying to accomplish, and wanted to find a way to help support their efforts.”

Conger and her friend Christin Collins, of Norman Love Confections, decided to pair up, along with their respective employers, to put on the fundraising event. Conger hopes to raise $5,000 - $10,000 for the new center which plans to include activities and education for the entire family with a focus on cultural and arts programs.

Reservations for the Jewels In July event are requested. To attend, please call Provident Jewelry at 239-274-7777.

About Harlem Heights and The Heights Foundation
Located off Gladiolus Drive and bordered by Summerlin Road and McGregor Blvd., approximately 1,200 children live within the boundaries of Harlem Heights. Most of the residents are economically challenged and many are unemployed. According to the 2000 census, over one-third (36%) live below the Federal poverty level, a rate that is 100% greater than the Lee County average. The Heights Foundation is a grassroots organization that works to break the cycle of poverty in the Harlem Heights neighborhood. The Foundation’s mission is to promote family and community development, support education and wellness, and provide the benefits of the cultural and expressive arts through a variety of programs. The Foundation is also focused on building a center in the Harlem Heights community to provide space for instruction and performances in cultural arts as well as act as a community center for education and human services programs.

Heights Foundation
Erika Houser
Kathryn Kelly, Executive Director, The Heights Foundation
(239)482-7706 or email