Outreach & Fundraising
NVBS’s Annual Auction is used to raise funds for the programs which we support through outreach. The programs are listed below:
Beads of Courage at Children’s Hospital
NVBS provides beads and financial support to this wonderful program at Children’s Hospital. This is a nationwide program supporting children and families coping with serious illnesses.
Friends of Guest House
NVBS provides financial support and beading supplies to Guest House, Alexandria – which gives re-entry to non-violent female ex-offenders by offering the structure, supervision and assistance they need to become self-sufficient members of the community.
Girl Scouts - TOGA
NVBS has a long history of working with the TOGA/GS group. We provide some financial support as well as workshops for the girls and their mothers. The workshops include information on metals, stones, techniques, and tools; ranging from traditional to innovative products such as recycled material as well as discussion of the business side of jewelry making. Every workshop always includes making a piece of jewelry which they themselves design.
Dress For Success
For many years, NVBS has been contributing finished jewelry to this organization dedicated to prepare women returning into the work force.
Prom/Diva Central Program
Throughout the years, NVBS has been donating finished jewelry created by its members to the Prom/Diva Central program which provides prom dresses to young women in need.
The NVBS members create jewelry which complements their beautiful dresses on one of the most important milestones of their lives.