Oprah Magazine (http://www.oprah.com/omagazine) recently featured an article about a novel approach to gun control. The City of Newark, New Jersey joined forces with a jewelry designer to recycle the metals from guns collected during a paid gun amnesty program and create bracelets made from steel and brass gun parts. Each bracelet has the serial number of the gun inscribed on the edge. A portion of the profits produced from this program is returned to Newark to continue the program. The bracelets are available in three sizes for a custom fit and the one I bought fits perfectly. I currently have a steel one and plan to order a brass one as well.
The Caliber Foundation aims to offer support to victims and families of illegal gun violence.
When a community is affected by gun violence there are many unforeseen and unplanned for expenses, in the worst cases; funerals, and for those lucky enough to survive there are; medical bills, wheelchair ramps, and lost income. Churches and community organizations struggle to meet these needs, just as the Caliber Collection™ creates opportunities for those who may never have walked the streets of Newark to participate in making the city a safer place, the Caliber Foundation connects anyone who donates with the organizations and people on the front lines of re-building lives one small act at a time.
Every day in this country lives are lost, and hearts are broken, the Caliber Foundation offers a helping hand when it is needed, acts of generosity on the parts of many, to help families and communities heal and work together to change their Caliber.
I encourage you to support this program.
Check it out at: www.jewelryforacause.net