The organization, founded as Image for Success in 1999, turns 20 this year, and has just hired new executive director Lenice Smith to build on the success established by Sherene Chen.
On Monday, April 1, Bloom hosts "The Gold and Silver Event," a fundraiser in partnership with Gold West Vintage, Lynn Armstrong's lifestyle blog and online store. Armstrong hosts parties whereby participants bring gold, platinum or silver items that they want to sell and leave with a check for the New York Stock Exchange value of those items, minus the percentage of the proceeds that the seller chooses to donate to the nonprofit organization the event benefits, in this case Bloom.
Murray suggests a donation of 10 percent of the value to Bloom, but there is no requirement or minimum percentage, she says. The event, set for 4-7pm, takes place at Bloom's retail store at 1557 4th Street in downtown San Rafael. Here are a few examples of items to bring:
Example of What to Bring:
Gold: Yellow, white, and rose 8k-24k. Gold fillings and solid gold coins. Solid gold jewelry is almost always marked.
Platinum: All platinum
Silver: Sterling Jewelry, candlesticks, frames, flatware, platters, and coffee sets. All should be marked "Sterling" or Taxco" (Mexican silver), or have a sterling hallmark. Silver coins accepted prior to 1964.
Do Not Bring: Gold and silver plated items.
The 411: On Monday, April 1, Bloom hosts "The Gold and Silver Event," a fundraiser in partnership with Gold West Vintage, Lynn Armstrong's lifestyle blog and online store. 4-7pm at Bloom's retail store at 1557 4th Street in downtown San Rafael. MORE INFO.
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