ACCESS, Inc., Akron’s homeless shelter for women and children, is set for its fourth-annual fundraiser The Jewelry Box, presented by Fred Martin Superstore and FirstEnergy Foundation, with more jewelry donated than ever before.
The popular, community-wide jewelry sale will take place at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Akron – Fairlawn, 3150 W. Market St., on Saturday, Nov. 2. More than 25,000 pieces of donated jewelry have been pouring into ACCESS from community members across Northeast Ohio. The jewelry will be artfully displayed and available at the event for one price—$5 per piece. Designer pieces, sterling silver and gold pieces—priced per item—will also be available in a secondary room with local jewelry artists showcasing their own designs.
“It’s an absolutely unforgettable day,” said Jackie Hemsworth, executive director of ACCESS. “The Jewelry Box shoppers know that every time someone wears a piece of jewelry from this event, that it’s not just a necklace or a bracelet. It’s a symbol of gratitude, empowerment and the commitment we all share to serve families in need in our community.”
Proceeds from the fundraising event benefit ACCESS and its commitment to provide a holistic, safe and supportive environment to women and children in its shelter.
There are three easy ways to shop The Jewelry Box:
- The Jewelry Box VIP Party, Friday, Nov. 1: The VIP party allows shoppers to be among the first to purchase their favorite pieces from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Fairlawn DoubleTree. Guests will get wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres along with live music as they shop. The $75 V.I.P. tickets are available at access-shelter.org/events/annual/the-jewelry-boxvip-event
- The Jewelry Box, Saturday, Nov. 2: The Jewelry Box takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Fairlawn DoubleTree and is free and open to the public.
- The Jewelry Box Happy Hour, Saturday, Nov. 2: Guests may join the afterparty from 6 to 8 p.m. to shop fashion jewelry for only $1 per piece while enjoying a DJ, specialty drinks and desserts. The $25 tickets are available at access-shelter.org/events/annual/thejewelry-box-happy-hour.