RALEIGH, N.C. (Jan. 14, 2014) – Bailey’s Fine Jewelry announced today its participation in the Diamonds for Good Membership Program of the Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF) a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting youth education initiatives in diamond-producing African nations.
Founded in 2007, the international organization DEF works with jewelers like Bailey’s to reach out to the youth of these African nations by providing high-quality education and scholarship opportunities. Africa is the biggest producer of rough diamonds in the world and the Diamonds for Good program supports programs which impact communities where precious gems originate.
“We are honored to participate in a program that supports educational opportunities and scholarships in these global areas,” said Trey Bailey, director of operations at Bailey’s Fine Jewelry. “This is a great opportunity for Bailey’s to make a difference in the international community in addition to our longstanding commitment to the many local organizations we support.”
Bailey’s Fine Jewelry has a longtime commitment to serving a wide-range of local and regional organizations including their initiative, A Time to Give. A Time to Give is Bailey’s own innovative program to provide free watch battery replacements to patrons and instead asks for a charitable donation. Each month Bailey’s locations support a different local charity through this program. For more information on Bailey’s philanthropic activities visit https://www.baileybox.com/philanthropy/.
About Bailey’s Fine Jewelry
Bailey’s Fine Jewelry is a family owned-and-operated jeweler with stores in Raleigh, Rocky Mount, Greenville and Fayetteville. Bailey’s offers jewelry from today’s most esteemed designers, exquisite diamonds, estate jewelry, fashion accessories, fine timepieces and gifts. With an emphasis on customer satisfaction, personalized services include custom design, watch and jewelry repair, appraisal and bridal registry. Steeped in family tradition, Bailey’s is one of the most well-regarded and innovative jewelry stores in North Carolina and is best known for its distinctive ‘Bailey Box’ slogan. For more information, please call toll-free (866) 725 – 3111 or visit online at www.baileybox.com.
About the Diamond Empowerment Fund
The Diamond Empowerment Fund is a New York based global non-profit organization that raises money to fund education initiatives in African diamond-producing nations. Its beneficiaries include: CIDA City Campus, South Africa’s first non-profit university to offer a four-year business degree. CIDA has an 80% employment rate among graduates; the African Leadership Academy, a university preparatory school in Johannesburg, South Africa, founded on the belief that ethical leadership is the key to sustainable development on the continent and drawing students from all 54 countries in Africa, and the Botswana Top Achievers program that provides the top high school students countrywide the opportunity to study at a university of their choice worldwide. Graduates then return to Botswana to contribute to its economic, social and political development www.diamondempowerment.org.