In 2003, I wanted to raise money for the families of U.S. Troops, and contacted numerous organizations. None of them responded except the San Diego Armed Services YMCA. They couldn't have been more gracious and thankful.
The San Diego Armed Services YMCA (SDASYMCA) has numerous programs specifically for families of Active Troop Members. The funds that I contribute are tagged for counseling family members of active troops. Their work in the community and for the military is life-changing for those in need.
My initial jewelry-making venture was called Prayer Wheels for Peace and was just bracelets. It came to me in a dream, and I followed my dream by selling bracelets everywhere! From there the line of products grew to include necklaces, watches, earrings, worry bead bracelets and car charms, and the name of my company became Charity Clarity Jewelry. In addition to the SDASYMCA, a portion of the proceeds is donated to American Cancer Society Relay for Life, Special Olympics, The Heart Association and others.