Harry Winston, Inc. Launches the
Harry Winston Hope Collection™ Bracelet
100% of Retail Sales Price of the Limited Edition Bracelet to Benefit Leading U.S. Charities
The Help Group Selected as the Beverly Hills Charity
Beverly Hills, CA – Harry Winston, Inc., the American fine diamond jeweler and watchmaker, is pleased to announce that it has selected The Help Group to be a recipient of the new Harry Winston Hope Collection™ bracelet which was developed to support leading charitable organizations throughout the United States.
Launching fall 2012, the limited edition bracelet features a sleek white gold and engraved mother-of-pearl design set with a delicate Winston diamond at the center. Retailing for $2,500, the bracelet will be sold exclusively at Harry Winston retail salons with 200 bracelets available throughout the U.S. Harry Winston, Inc. will donate 100% of the retail sales price* from each bracelet to seven organizations across the U.S. chosen for their philanthropic leadership and support of local communities where Winston salons are based.
“Two years ago we renewed Harry Winston’s commitment to giving back by launching a new charitable program, dedicated to inspiring hope in the lives of others around the world. We are proud to begin the next chapter of this commitment through the launch of The Harry Winston Hope Collection bracelet. This collection represents a full pledge on our part to provide long standing support to organizations that are meaningful to our local communities, and like our founder, reflects our belief that hope is the key to building brilliant futures.” – Frédéric de Narp, President and CEO of Harry Winston, Inc.
The Help Group was chosen for its innovative and comprehensive programs that serve children with autism spectrum disorders and other special needs. It provides a lifeline of help, hope and opportunity that creates brighter futures for the children. Support from Harry Winston will establish The Harry Winston Media Studio, equipped with state-of-the-art technology to enable pupils with ASD to interact, explore, and experiment with formal projects and topics using multi-media.
“The Harry Winston Hope Collection bracelet combines beautiful design and philanthropy that will surely touch the lives of many in very direct and meaningful ways. The Help Group is most grateful to Harry Winston for its spirit of giving and its commitment to children with special needs.”
–Dr. Barbara Firestone, President & CEO, The Help Group
About The Help Group
Founded in 1975, The Help Group is the largest, most innovative and comprehensive nonprofit of its kind in the United States serving children with special needs related to autism spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, ADHD, developmental delays, abuse and emotional problems.
The Help Group’s nine specialized day schools offer pre-K through high school programs for more than 1,500 students. Its broad range of mental health and therapy services, child abuse and residential programs extends its reach to more than 6,000 children and their families each year. With more than 950 staff members, The Help Group’s state-of-the-art schools and programs are located on seven campuses in the Los Angeles area.
The Help Group is widely regarded for its high standards of excellence, unique scope and breadth of services. Through its public awareness, professional training and parent education programs and efforts at the state and national levels, The Help Group touches the lives of children with special needs across the country and in other parts of the world.
At the heart of its efforts is the commitment to helping young people fulfill their potential to lead positive, productive and rewarding lives.
About Harry Winston’s Charitable Program
The first official charitable product from Harry Winston, the initiative represents the next step in Harry Winston’s longstanding commitment to supporting local communities, a tradition that began with the company’s founder Mr. Harry Winston. From 1949 – 1953, Harry Winston organized an exhibition known as “The Court of Jewels,” which toured key cities across America raising money for local charitable causes. At the heart of the exhibition was the Hope Diamond, a 45.52 carat deep blue diamond, considered to be one of the rarest and most famous diamonds in the world. In 1958, Mr. Winston donated the Hope Diamond to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. as a gift to the world.
Inspired by Mr. Winston’s generosity, in November 2010, Harry Winston, Inc. launched a new philanthropic platform, The Harry Winston Brilliant Futures™ Charitable Program. Within this program, the company remains dedicated to supporting leading organizations around the globe that strive to remove barriers for disadvantaged youth to obtain a quality education and the skills necessary to be successful in life; provide access to cultural and artistic enrichment; and enable healthy futures.