Jeweler donates portion of sales to SFM

March 2024 · Mission Brief

Last May, Kendra Scott Jewelry and their Wichita shoppers partnered with the Saint Francis Foundation to raise funds for children and families. During the “Kendra Gives Back” Mother’s Day fundraising event, the store donated 20 percent of all sales during a portion of the day. Store manager Ciersten Bolen presented a check for $803.68 to the Foundation’s Shaynna Brown at the time.

The event proved such a success that the Kendra Scott and Saint Francis decided to repeat the effort over the holiday season. On December 23, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Kendra Scott donated another 20 percent of all purchases – both in person and online – in which the customer mentioned SFM by name.

This time “Kendra Gives Back” brought an additional $1,544.43, making the combined total from both events $2,348.11.

“We met a lot of amazing people who were shopping for Mother’s Day and Christmas and educated dozens about Saint Francis Ministries and those we serve,” said Shaynna “We had a great time and hope to do it again.

And that’s exactly what they’re doing.

The partnership has proven so fruitful that Saint Francis and Kendra Scott have planned an even better event next month. This year’s “Kendra Gives Back” expands from two hours to seven days. All customers who shop that week can choose from a selection of bracelets to donate to a girl in foster care for her birthday or high school graduation. Additionally, Saint Francis Ministries will receive 20 percent of all bracelet purchases.

So, if you’re in Wichita one of these days and find yourself near the store, please consider dropping in to tell Ciersten and her team thanks – and maybe buy a bracelet for a girl in foster care. Saint Francis Ministries is fortunate to have community partners so committed to providing healing and hope to children and families.