[DUBUQUE, Iowa – January 2018] 2018 marks the beginning of McCoy Goldsmith & Jeweler’s ‘$45k for 45 Years’ event which is aimed at giving back to the community that has kept the business alive over the years. Each month two local charitable organizations will go head-to-head in a social media competition for the most votes with the winner receiving custom-crafted jewelry from McCoy Jeweler. The two organizations competing in January are Area Residential Care & Resources Unite.
The items for the January event uses everyone’s favorite gemstone, diamonds, as the central theme.
“This bezel-set pendant and earring set is in 14K yellow gold. The pendant is a round brilliant 0.20ct diamond, and the earrings are round brilliant 0.40ctw, all with a custom, handtexture.” – Jonathan McCoy.
The retail value of this month’s $45K for 45 years donation is $2,350.00.
Since 1973, McCoy Goldsmith & Jeweler has been providing quality, custom jewelry to the northeast Iowa region. In 1973 Robert McCoy built the foundations of trust and friendly atmosphere for every customer that stepped through the door and in 2013 you can still find Rob at the workbench with same ideals he had 40 years ago. Throughout the years the shop has gone through some aesthetic changes, but the quality of workmanship has remained the same.
Area Residential Care is a private, non-profit, 501(c) 3 organization, created in 1968 by a group of parents and other interested parties. Its mission is to empower people with intellectual disabilities to achieve their highest quality of life. From its inception, Area Residential Care's purpose has been to provide community-based services for persons with intellectual disabilities. The organization has grown over the past 40 years to serve an average of 250-275 people with disabilities annually; providing residential, vocational, and day services in Dubuque and Dyersville communities.
Resources Unite's mission is to help strengthen communities by connecting people to volunteer opportunities and resources that lead to a happier and more engaged way of life.