Thursday, 02 April 2020 12:38

Local Jeweler Donates to Franklin Community Center

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Evan deJonghe, of deJonghe Original Jewelry, auctioned off a pendant on Facebook to raise money for the Franklin Community Center in Saratoga Springs. 

“As jewelers there’s not much we can offer in a world health pandemic. But we wanted to give back in some way, so I brainstormed some ideas of how we could sell jewelry to raise money. I decided to auction off our Spirit of Life pendant in 14k yellow gold via our facebook page for a 24-hour period,” deJonghe said. 

The pendant retails for $285 but sold in the auction for $450, all of which was donated directly to the Franklin Community Center which helps families in need. 

“We have been creating the Spirit of Life in jewelry form for over 30 years when my father Dennis decided to start our Saratoga Collection. She stands proud in Congress Park…symbolizing life and health and is a landmark in town. This made it a perfect piece to auction off for charity during this health crisis,” deJonghe said.

This community has supported the business for over 30 years and this is one way to give back. Many of their Facebook followers were eager to participate as well, showing that we’re all in this together and willing to donate money to help where we can.

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