Happy New Year, Change Maker! I can't believe we're already writing 2023 on the books- but here we are. At the end of every year, I like to reflect on what we accomplished, how your purchases & donations made a difference and where we're going in 2023. So let's dive in!
What Charity Your Jewelry Supported in 2022
Wowza! In our biggest year yet, because of you, we were able to donate over $1,850 to 20 different causes! This is an over 76% increase from 2021- truly amazing! Thank you so much for all your support this year. It truly means so much to me and as you can see, impacts lives by funding vital research, patient programs, education initiatives and much more.
The top 5 causes this year were: Ovarian Cancer, Breast Cancer, Alzheimer's, Diabetes, and Pancreatic Cancer (in that order). For the first time ever, the Ovarian Cancer cause overtook the Breast Cancer jewelry for the largest donation getter!
The biggest surprise for me was that the Infertility cause made the top 10, coming in at 6th place! As you may know, this is a cause that is very personal for me after going through my own fertility journey. So, I'm very excited and happy to be able to show Baby Quest Foundation some extra love this year.
Something interesting about the pie chart that you might notice is that there's an additional cause that's not always part of the regular Revive Jewelry collection- Donate Life. I was honored this year to create a custom and extremely meaningful necklace for a customer to thank her daughter's liver donor. We worked together to transform her images of the healthy liver donated by her sister-in-law to save her daughter, into a beautiful necklace that honors the gift of life she gave and is a reminder of how special that really is. I love being able to do this for customers!
If you're interested in a custom piece of jewelry to honor your specific situation, click here to submit an interest form and I'll reach out within 24 hours.
➡️ Check out our progress over the years on our recent Instagram post. Where we started and where we are now😱
Charity Partner Accomplishments & Highlights in 2022
We hand pick our charity partners to make sure the dollars we donate are going to the right places. Each of our partners is committing the highest percentages possible of the donations we make to fund research or an area of great need. Here are just a few of the amazing research breakthroughs your donations helped create this year:
Breast Cancer Research Foundation: Awards grants to 255 investigators around the world
Children's Hospital Los Angeles: Awarded 3 million to study opioid use in hospital infants
Cure Alzheimer's Fund: Identified an elusive toxin that damages neurons
Baby Quest Foundation: 200+ IVF grants & 136 babies delivered since 2012
American Liver Foundation: Early diagnosis and screening advancements
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Other 2022 Highlights
This fall we released Awareness Racer Back Tank Tops, which totally checks off a huge bucket list item for me! The cell images are printed with a special sublimation technique on fabric and then hand cut and sewn onto super soft racerback tank tops. I love these tanks and wear mine at least once a week when its warm out. They're perfect for walking your dog, running errands or a casual dinner with friends. The best part is that $1 for each tank sold goes back to charity!
Love on Social
We were really blessed in 2022 to work with a lot of influencers that have been affected by some of the causes we represent. Many of them are advocates for awareness and share their stories freely. We're forever grateful to them for sharing our jewelry and getting the word out to push our mission forward.
Back to the Trade Shows
In July, I packed up my SUV and headed back out to Las Vegas Market for my first in person trade show since the beginning of 2020. I had a blast and can't wait for the show at the end of January! If you're a wholesaler at the show, stop by our booth in the Expo, E-454.
What's Coming in 2023
1. Our Cause Offerings Are Changing A Bit
You may have noticed that the permanent cause offerings have been trimmed down a bit. Now our most popular 12 causes will be available all year round and the remaining 5 will be available only in their awareness months. Sign up for our Change Maker's Club email list to be notified when they are available.
The 12 causes that will remain available all year are: Alzheimer's, Breast Cancer, Childhood Cancer, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Infertility, Lung Cancer, Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, Ovarian Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer and Sarcoma.
2. Keep Your Eye Out for A Couple New Cause Releases
We're planning a few new cause releases for 2023. These will be small capsule jewelry collections made available during their awareness months.
Quantities will be very limited so make sure you're a part of our Change Maker's Club so you're the first to know what causes are coming out & get first access to shop before they sell out!
⬇️ Do you have a cause to suggest? Leave a comment below!
3. More That I Can't Reveal!
There are a few more exciting new things I have planned but I don't want to spill the beans just yet. I will tell you that it relates to brand new designs and a way for you to make your jewelry even more meaningful to you! Make sure you're on our email list & follow us on Instagram to stay in the loop.
Thank you so much for being here and supporting Revive Jewelry, all of our charity partners and my small business in 2022. Here's to a wonderful 2023. I can't wait to see how much we raise this year!