When I first dreamed of starting my own business, I knew that I wanted the impact to be more than just jewelry. My community here in Savannah has shaped me as a person and an artist in ways I could never have imagined, and it’s only natural that I should want to give back.
I’m so proud that Kristen Baird® Jewelry is a local small business with a large national reach. We are committed to honoring our deep Savannah roots by supporting our community in ways both large and small. Throughout the year, we donate to numerous organizations that strengthen our community. We’ve also built ongoing partnerships with a select few outstanding charities whose mission especially aligns with our own.
A portion of our annual budget is specifically set aside to support these incredible people making a lasting positive impact on Savannah and the world. Read on to learn more about our wonderful 2023 community partners.
Tharros Place is a residential home - in development - for girls between the ages of 11-17 who are survivors of human trafficking. Tharros, which means courage in Greek, is the motivating support for survivors which allows them to envision the future that they desire for themselves. Tharros provides trauma-informed therapy, transitional housing, and customized success plans for survivors to thrive.
Forsyth Farmers’ Market
The mission of the Forsyth Farmers’ Market is to “promote understanding and participation in a local food system that supports sustainable production and increases access to local products.” They believe that everyone has a right to nutritious food, and they’re working to overcome food deserts by supporting both local farmers and consumers with limited access to fresh food. Through the 912 Food Pharmacy, they offer a monthly nutrition class along with free food vouchers that can be used at any Forsyth Farmers’ Market Vendor or the 912 Farm Truck.
SD Gunner Fund
SD Gunner Fund was Kristen Baird® Jewelry’s first community partner, and our close relationship is still going strong. This wonderful organization helps veterans, first responders, and exceptional children with the financial expense of obtaining much-needed service dogs. They also help military families and families of disabled children find and access mental health care and financial assistance.
If you’d like to know more about our commitment to community service, or if you are a Savannah-based nonprofit inquiring about support, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org