$2 million to be distributed to three major causes from Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company

Consumers invited to vote online to choose which nonprofit receives the largest share of philanthropic gift: Feeding America®/Food Banks Canada, Habitat for Humanity® or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®

Published Wednesday, July 13, 2016


Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company wants consumers to help decide how to spend a record-breaking $2 million it will donate to three important causes this summer: health, home and hunger. As part of its “Band Together” campaign, Jewelers Mutual – the leading company solely dedicated to insuring jewelry and the jewelry industry – is inviting the public to help by voting online for their nonprofit of choice.

From July 11-31, voters may cast daily ballots at JewelersMutual.com/BandTogether for Habitat for Humanity®, Feeding America® and Food Banks Canada or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. Each nonprofit will receive a portion of the $2 million donation based on the number of votes it receives.

“Jewelers Mutual has a long legacy of supporting organizations that make lasting and positive changes in their communities,” said Scott Murphy, president and CEO at Jewelers Mutual. “But this year, we are pulling out all the stops and donating the biggest one-time gift in our history. Our business is thriving, and we’re committed to helping people in need thrive, as well.”

For everyone who casts votes, this campaign offers more than the chance to help their favorite nonprofits. Every individual who answers the call to “Band Together” online will be eligible to win a set of three stacking bands from Stacked New York. Jewelers Mutual is giving away three of their exquisite sets during the campaign. Winning participants will be randomly selected each week of voting.

The cause that receives the most votes by the end of July will receive the $1 million grand prize from Jewelers Mutual. The runner-up will get $700,000 and $300,000 will go to the third-place winner.

Jewelers Mutual will announce the winners and the vote totals on August 1. In the meantime, each organization is rallying their supporters, urging them to vote once each day of the campaign. Fans can go online daily and cast ballots each time they visit the campaign website, JewelersMutual.com/BandTogether.

“We want to make the world a better place, and each of us can have a part in helping people attain the essentials of life: food, shelter and medical care,” Murphy said. “Our organizations participating in this competition work tirelessly to provide these critical services, so we’re standing with them and asking everyone to voice their support.”

ABOUT JEWELERS MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company, the only insurer dedicated solely to serving the jewelry industry in the United States and Canada, was founded in 1913 by a group of Wisconsin jewelers to meet their unique insurance needs. Today, Jewelers Mutual remains the trusted insurance advisor and loss-prevention expert for jewelry businesses including retailers large and small, wholesalers, manufacturers, custom designers and appraisers. Consumers also put their trust in Jewelers Mutual to protect their personal jewelry and the special memories it represents. The company's strong financial position is reflected in its 29 consecutive ratings of "A+ Superior" from A.M. Best Company and more than $14 billion of jewelry coverage in force. To learn more, visit JewelersMutual.com. ABOUT FEEDING AMERICA® Feeding America is a nationwide network of 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States. Together, we provide food to more than 46 million people through 60,000 food pantries and meal programs in communities across America. Feeding America also supports programs that improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate. Together we can solve hunger. Visit www.feedingamerica.org, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

ABOUT FOOD BANKS CANADA Food Banks Canada supports a unique network of over 3,000 food-related organizations in every province and territory that assists close to 850,000 Canadians each month. Together our network shares over 200 million pounds of essential safe quality food annually, provides social programs that help to foster self-sufficiency, and advocates for policy change that will help create a Canada where no one goes hungry. Visit FoodBanksCanada.ca for more information.

ABOUT HABITAT FOR HUMANITY INTERNATIONAL Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity has grown from a grassroots effort that began on a community farm in southern Georgia in 1976 to a global nonprofit housing organization in nearly 1,400 communities across the U.S. and in over 70 countries. People partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit habitat.org.


St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent, and we won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, liking St. Jude on Facebook (facebook.com/stjude) and following us on Twitter (@stjude).

ABOUT STACKED NEW YORK All Stacked New York jewelry is proudly made in New York, harnessing the city’s energy to create luxe accessories that are both street smart and spiritually connected to the universe. Our handmade jewelry is custom made to order and can be personalized for you or someone you love. For more information, visit StackedNewYork.com.


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