Fort Worth Lodge is sponsoring a Kendra Gives Back event next week that everyone can take part in to benefit the Hermann Sons Life Grief Support Session.
Kendra Scott began making her unique jewelry out of her bedroom in Austin, according to a recent article in the Austin-American Statesman.
“I lost my stepfather to cancer, and I think having that happen to me at a young age, I realized we have a short time. He always taught me to use the gifts you’ve been given to do something good. When I started Kendra Scott, I didn’t have a lot of money, so all I could do was make product to give. But I decided I would not say no, I wasn’t going to turn somebody away who needed help. Seventeen years later it is a company policy — we will not turn anybody away. We will figure out a way to help you.”
According to the article, since 2010 Kendra has donated more than $25 million to charities across the country.
“I look at our top-line revenue, but I’m also looking at my give-back dollars every day. That number is like the most important thing to me because the more we’ve been able to grow, the more we’ve been able to give,” Kendra stated.
This is not the first time Kendra Scott has hosted a Kendra Gives Back event for Hermann Sons Life. Last year a “Kendra Gives Back” party was held at The Quarry Village store in San Antonio to benefit the Grief Camp Session.
The event will be held Monday, Dec. 10, from 5-8 p.m. at the Fort Worth University Park Village store at 1612 S. University Drive.
While the event is in Fort Worth, anyone can participate by calling in an order! Visit kendrascott.com to view collections. To place an order, call 817-484-5580 between 5-8 p.m. and be sure to mention Hermann Sons Life Grief Support Session.
Kendra Scott will donate 20 percent of the proceeds to the Grief Support Session.
The Grief Support Session is for children ages 6-17 who have lost a parent or sibling and is held during the summer in Comfort. The half-week camp session provides an opportunity for children to enjoy fun activities with other children like themselves who are grieving from a devastating loss. Children experience a therapeutic side during their stay, too. Therapists and volunteers from the Children’s Bereavement Center of South Texas lead campers in group therapy healing circles by age group, they provide opportunities for full-group therapeutic activities and more.
Morgan Steubing is a past camper who lost her sister, Rylan to illness.
The teenager said, “The impact those three days had on a broken heart is indescribable, and even though grief is a never ending journey, the Grief Support Session made me realize that I had others walking that journey with me, and that is priceless.”
Kendra’s philanthropic approach of giving back and making a positive difference in the community mirrors that of Hermann Sons Life, “We strengthen community through financial protection and service.”
In Kendra’s spirit of giving, please consider placing an order. It’s a perfect opportunity to do some Christmas shopping and donations make it possible for children to attend the session free of charge.