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Houston Jeweler Designs Necklace To Help Kids Read November 04, 2020 (0 comments)


Houston, TX—For many children, there’s nothing more fun than losing themselves in the wonders of a storybook. It’s also been proven that kids who learn to read at a young age tend to be more successful not just in school but also throughout life. 

Sadly, for many underprivileged children, owning books of their own is beyond their reach. That’s why Dubin’s Fine Jewelry—a Houston Chronicle Best of the Best winner—has launched a special program called “Book for a Book.”

The jeweler has created a series of book pendants in white, yellow, or rose gold or in sterling silver to benefit a local charity called Books Between Kids, which collects new and gently-used books for children ages pre-K through fifth grade. For each necklace sold, Dubin’s will donate a book to the organization.

The book pendant collection starts at $95 for a basic silver one with no customization. A gold one starts at $575. Any necklace can be customized with engraved initials, gemstones, and more. 

Dubins offers customized versions of its special book pendant with engraving or gems or both.

Sherry “Gigi” Dubin explains the jeweler’s passion for this project on the store’s blog. 

“Reading to our sons was always something we loved and appreciated. It allowed us special time together. We enjoyed the conversations, the laughter, and the opportunity to talk. Those were times we relished, whether at the end of a long day or any other time during the day. Now we have the pleasure of reading with our grandchildren. Austin, Kaden, and Lyla are fortunate to have hundreds of books to enjoy—and enjoy they do.”

Her twin grandsons, not quite four, already have many favorite books and can quote portions of those books and “read” along with their grandparents, she writes.

Dubin’s also is hosting a book drive in the store. From now until December 18, customers are invited to drop off a book at the store for a chance to win a $1,000 store gift card. No purchase is necessary for this program.

“I am so grateful to be able to bring a bit of sparkle to 2020 with this meaningful piece of jewelry, and hopefully, help bring the joy and importance of literacy to Houston students in need along the way,” store owner Jordan Dubin said in an article on Houston Culturemap. The program launched in October, which was National Book Month. November is National Family Literacy Month.

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