We Support

We are helping communities one wrap bracelet at a time.

The Toolbox Initiative

We are helping communities one wrap bracelet at a time.
$2 from each sale will be donated to the Toolbox Initiative, a grassroots organization that supports jewelers, primarily in West Africa. They collect donations of new or gently used tools and silver and deliver them directly to hardworking jewelers. Through a partnership with Rio Grande Jewelry Supply in the US, any cash donations are used to buy tools at a special discount for these artists. No currency is exchanged with those communities, all tools and materials are distributed to working jewelers at no cost.

Lily Andersen Jewelry began contributing to The Toolbox Initiative because we believe that the service of giving as well as artistic creativity and collaboration is cross cultural and has no boundaries. We want to support causes that are making a difference in the world. The jewelers that we support through the Toolbox Initiative will benefit greatly by being able to create more thriving businesses because of these contributions.

It also creates a stronger global community and we are excited to contribute to this initiative.

For more information on this cause and how you can become involved,
visit their website here: www.toolboxinitiative.org

 
 

The Aboriginal Mother Centre and Reaching out to the community

After teaching 3 classes to women living at the centre,I finally understood how impactful just a few classes could be. The true value of community work is built into the act of doing and showing up. The experience was unlike anything that I had done before and the women at the centre became my heroes. After my time there, I hired a talented bead worker from the centre to build the wrap bracelets for my company. Nickey worked for 3 months and manufactured several of the bracelets that are currently in stock right now. The bracelets were then finished by me, a logo tag was added, we photographed them and put them up on in my shop as well as in the Etsy shop.

Now that the business has relocated to Nelson, I am no longer working with the Mother Centre but plan to reach out to them as soon as the business is back in Vancouver. Also I plan to open up new relationships with other local organizations so that Lily Andersen Jewelry continues to give back.

Visit their website here: http://www.aboriginalmothercentre.ca/