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Dr. Barnes presenting the first $1,000 check from Tappers to SONS’ at its Talented TENTH session Saturday.

(Press Release)
WEST BLOOMFIELD, MI – Tapper’s Diamonds & Fine Jewelry has announced Save Our Neighborhood and Streets (SONS) will receive an additional $2,500 donation for winning the popular vote in its third-annual campaign, Jewelry Stars Give Back. Jewelry Stars Give Back is a charitable giving program that recognizes a group of metro Detroiters and their favorite charitable organizations. The 2015 contest concluded on Dec. 31, 2015, raising a total of $23,740 for the 14 local non-profit organizations.

Among the Stars – including Annette Barnes-Grain, Courtney Bomier-Szucs, Jim Dunn, Scott Ferguson, Shelby Glazer, Renee Godin, Roxana Han, Emily Ishbia, Gregory Kelser, Laurie Lyall, Marie Molnar, Ayisha Mumin, Siraj Mumin, and Cheryl Sopha – it was Barnes-Grain’s SONS that collected the most votes.

“I am a firm believer in the impact of this organization and its work with at-risk youth,” says Barnes-Grain. “I’ve seen the positive impact on families and the community through SONS’ programs and activities that help cultivate spiritual, social, cultural and academic growth and development. I was honored to be named a Tapper’s Jewelry Star and I’m thrilled this terrific organization will benefit from the generosity of Tapper’s.”

SONS helps more than 4,000 youth annually in the Blue Water Area with programs such as, The Talented TENTH Leadership Development program, the 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 SONS, visit www.sonsoutreach.org, or call 810.334.6710Call: 810.334.6710Inline image 2.

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Tapper’s donated funds to each organization but let the public decide which would receive the extra gift by voting for their favorite at Tapper’s stores.

To find out more about Tapper’s Diamonds & Fine Jewelry in Novi, Troy and West Bloomfield, visit www.tappers.com, or call 248.932.7700Call: 248.932.7700Inline image 5.

Other recipients in the 2015 campaign included:

  • Clarkston SCAMP, www.clarkstonscamp.com, 248.623.8089
  • Kids Gala, a David C. McKnight Foundation, www.kidsgala.org, 248.886.0631
  • National Kidney Foundation of Michigan, www.nkfm.org, 734.222.9800
  • The Polo Fields Foundation of Michigan benefiting North Star Reach, www.polofieldsccmi.com/the-polo-fields-foundation.aspx, 248.355.6810
  • Grace Centers of Hope, www.gracecentersofhope.org, 248.334.2187
  • Beaumont Children’s Hospital, www.beaumont.edu/childrens, 248.551.3607
  • Share A Smile, www.shareasmile.org, 248.792.9406
  • Winning Futures, www.winningfutures.org, 586.294.8449
  • Cornerstone Schools Association, www.cornerstoneschools.org, 313.892.1860
  • Manresa Jesuit Retreat House, www.manresa-sj.org, 248.644.4933
  • Young Survival Coalition, www.youngsurvival.org, 317.288.5203
  • American Association of Blacks in Energy, www.wmenergy.com, 313.366.8535
  • Ele’s Place, www.elesplace.org, 517.482.1315

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