Jewelry Stars Give Back 2015


Tapper’s invited each of these stunning fourteen individuals to choose a charity that is near and dear to them to be beneficiaries of our Jewelry Stars Give Back Program. These charities will receive a generous donation from Tapper’s in the name of each honoree. From November 18th to December 31st, visit any Tapper’s location to vote for your favorite. The organization that garners the most votes will receive an additional donation. 

Meet the Tapper’s 2015 Jewelry Stars and Selected Charities:

Annette Barnes-Grain supports SONS – Save Our Neighborhood and Streets


The mission of SONS is to disciple at-risk youth and to positively impact their families and environments through programs and activities that caultivate spiritual, social, cultural and academic growth and development. SONS touches more than 4,000 youth annually in the Blue Water Area. Programs include: The Talented TENTH Leadership Development program, Dream Camp summer elementary outreach, after-school programs, recreational sports leagues, Manhood and Sister Circle mentoring and U R Luv’d school-wide assemblies. To learn more and support, visit, or call 810.334.6710.
To make a donation to SONS, go to:

Courtney Bomier-Szucs supports Clarkston SCAMP


Clarkston SCAMP is a five-week summer camp program that supports children and young adults with a wide range of disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders, physical disabilities and cognitive or emotional impairment. Daily activities include music, art, games, field trips and special on-site visits by groups for educational and entertainment purposes. SCAMPers from all over Southeastern Michigan attend the program and no child is turned away because of financial need. To learn more and support, visit, or call 248.623.8089. To make a donation to Clarkston SCAMP, go to: 

Jim Dunn supports Kids Gala, a David C. McKnight Foundation


The David C. McKnight Foundation was created in memory of Nicole Marie Burton, to provide a celebration of life to children who have or are battling a life-altering event. Kids Gala is dedicated to hosting events that will individually celebrate each child’s life achievements. To learn more and support, visit, or call 248.886.0631. 

To make a donation to Kids Gala, go to: 

Scott Ferguson supports the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan


The mission of the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan is to prevent kidney disease and improve the quality of life for those living with it. The NKFM has been recognized for its many award-winning programs and services. The NKFM has also been recognized for its sound fiscal management by receiving a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, the nation’s leading charity evaluator, for the last seven years, putting the NKFM in the top one percent of charities evaluated. To learn more and support, visit, or call 734.222.9800. 

To make a donation to NKFM, go to: 

Shelby Glazer supports The Polo Fields Foundation of Michigan benefiting North Star Reach


The Polo Fields Foundation of Michigan has a longstanding philanthropic commitment to local charities. Through an annual golf outing, it has raised money to benefit many health initiatives, including North Star Reach. North Star Reach, a provisional member of SeriousFun Camps founded by Paul Newman, offers life-changing camp experiences for children with serious health challenges and their families. Beginning in 2016, North Star Reach will open its new facility in Pinckney, Michigan, where these children can experience the magic of camp. To learn more and support, visit, or call 248.355.6810.
To make a donation to North Star Reach, go to:

Renee Godin supports Grace Centers of Hope


Grace Centers of Hope is a non-profit Christian organization committed to positively changing the lives of the homeless, addicted and unwanted through the Gospel of Jesus Christ, personal accountability, life-skills education and work-related programs. The foundation of change is the local church, which encourages residents to become strong in faith and independence while it lovingly promotes a sense of belonging within a community that truly can be called home. To learn more and support, visit, or call 248.334.2187.
To make a donation to Grace Centers of Hope, go to: 

Roxana Han supports Beaumont Children’s Hospital




Beaumont Children's Hospital provides a full spectrum of comprehensive health services for infants, children and adolescents in 36 medical and surgical subspecialties throughout Beaumont Health. The Beaumont Children’s Hospital team includes more than 80 pediatric subspecialists and more than 200 board-certified pediatricians in addition to dedicated pediatric nurses and support staff. Beaumont Children’s Hospital is a member of Children’s Hospital Association and is the only Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals affiliate in Southeast Michigan. To learn more and support, visit, or call 248.551.3607.
To make a donation to Beaumont Children's Hospital, go to:


Emily Ishbia supports Share A Smile


Mark and Kirstin Hammond founded Share A Smile in 1999 with the mission of providing direct assistance to low-income families faced with unforeseen hardships. SAS programs and projects provide direct assistance and hope to low-income families every day. SAS supplies funding to help meet the basic needs of life: housing, warmth, food, education or medical necessities. Whether preventing eviction, keeping utilities on for a struggling family or providing a warm coat for a child, SAS and its volunteers are making a difference, one person at a time. To learn more and support, visit, or call 248.792.9406.
To make a donation to Share a Smile, go to: 


Gregory Kelser supports Winning Futures


Winning Futures, Crain’s Best-managed Non-profit, is an award-winning non-profit organization that empowers youth to succeed through mentoring and strategic planning. It transforms high school students into employable, productive adults, helps them see the path to a purposeful career and assists them in creating the road map to get there. It partners with 14 schools in Metro Detroit and facilitates weekly innovative sessions at the school. Since 1994, Winning Futures has impacted 40,000 students! To learn more and support, visit, or call 586.294.8449.
To make a donation to Winning Futures, go to: 

Laurie Lyall supports Cornerstone Schools Association


At Cornerstone, the mission is to provide the next generation of leaders in Detroit with an excellent education, a foundation of strong character, and impactful relationships that will lead to a fulfilling life of family and career. In its 25th year, Cornerstone is ranked the number-one school in Detroit. From preschool through high school, it provides a continuum of success for every student. This success is made possible by the support of its broad and beloved community. To learn more and support, visit or call 313.892.1860.
To make a donation to Cornerstone Schools Association, go to:

Marie Molnar supports Manresa Jesuit Retreat House


The mission of Manresa Jesuit Retreat House is to help men and women grow spiritually through prayer, reflection, guidance and teaching according to the Ignatian tradition. MJRH is Catholic and Jesuit but serves all who seek closer unions with God and growth in their spiritual lives. MJRH helps individuals by exploring and studying the many dimensions of spiritual growth, including an awareness and experience of God's unconditional love for us. To learn more and support, visit or call 248.644.4933.
To make a donation to Manresa Jesuit Retreat House, go to 

Ayisha Mumin supports the Young Survival Coalition


Three young women who were under the age of 35 when diagnosed founded Young Survival Coalition (YSC) in 1998. They were discouraged by the lack of resources available and the underrepresentation of young women in breast cancer research. Today, YSC is the premier global organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women who are diagnosed with breast cancer. YSC offers resources, connections and outreach so women feel supported, empowered and hopeful. To learn more and support, visit or call 317.288.5203.
To make a donation to Young Survival Coalition, go to: 

Siraj Mumin supports the American Association of Blacks in Energy


The American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) is a national association of energy professionals founded and dedicated to ensure the input of African Americans and other minorities into the discussions and developments of energy policies regulations, R&D technologies and environmental issues. AABE provides energy professionals, executives, entrepreneurs and students a pathway to learn more about the energy industry through education, college scholarships, mentoring, internships, community service and business networking. To learn more and support, visit or call 313.366.8535.

To make a donation to the American Association of Blacks in Energy, go to:

Cheryl Sopha supports Ele’s Place


Ele’s Place is a healing center for grieving children and teens. A non-profit, community-based organization, its mission is dedicated to creating awareness of and support for grieving children, teens and their families. The vision of the organization is that every grieving child in Michigan will have access to compassionate support. To learn more and support, visit or call 517.482.1315.
To make a donation to Ele's Place, go to 

Posted on 11/18/2015

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