The Dedham Exchange held a special vintage costume jewelry event for charity on October 26, and it was a great success. All the costume jewelry was donated by the members and volunteers of the Dedham Exchange, and everything was priced to sell at $5 or $10.
Customers were waiting at the door when the shop opened, and they streamed into the store throughout the day and evening. Many bought jewelry for themselves and as gifts. Beth Quarles, President of the Dedham Exchange, said, “Our customers had fun and were very pleased that the sale was for charity. Several people offered to donate their own costume jewelry if we do this again.”
For this costume jewelry event, the Dedham Exchange has donated all the cash proceeds from the special sale to Circle of Hope. Circle of Hope is based in Needham and is a non-profit organization that focuses on homelessness. Their mission is to provide people experiencing homelessness in Boston and Metro West with clothing and the necessities to preserve and enhance overall health and personal dignity. Circle of Hope works with 25 homeless shelters, healthcare clinics and community programs. www.circleofhopeonline.org
In addition, the Dedham Exchange has donated all the unsold costume jewelry from the special sale to Dress for Success Boston. Dress for Success Boston is a non-profit organization located in Boston that helps women become self-sufficient. Their mission is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, and development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. https://boston.dressforsuccess.org/
The Dedham Exchange has been giving back to the community since 1914. Recent recipients of their donations can be found on its website. www.dedhamexchange.org.