Nelson Coleman Jewelers

The Chris Coleman Enrichment Program

Enriching the lives of every individual in our community is our mission. We love our local community and the people that make it unique. We hope that through The Chris Coleman Enrichment Program, we can spread that love as far as possible. In the program’s first 22 months, we supported over 63 national and community organizations.

Full Transparency

Unlike other corporate donation programs, you decide where your donation goes. It can be your neighborhood little league team, the rescue where you found your best friend, a local food bank or shelter, or an environmental clean-up group you love. What’s closest to your heart is where your donation will go. We make donations once per quarter. After making your donation, we send you a participation certificate so you know we made your donation.

Donations Over Discounts

Like other retailers, we are asked to discount our prices. We believe in setting fair and ethical prices from the start, which is why we will never mark-up our prices to allow for discounts. By not using this “negotiable” pricing model, we can give back to our community. By choosing donating over discounting, you are changing the lives of people around you.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much do you donate?

We donate 10% of their retail purchase towards an organization or charity of your choice. Nelson Coleman writes the check, but our clients choose the recipient.

 

What items are eligible?

Any full-priced purchases are eligible; this includes in-store and online purchases. 

 

How do I participate?

When you check-out, you let us know what organization or charity you’d like to support. It’s that easy. 

 

Can I have 10% off instead of donating?

The Enrichment Program cannot be substituted with a discount. Our mission is to pay it forward to our community. In a world where everyone gives a discount, we give hope.

 

Will I still collect Reward Points when I donate?

Yes! You will continue to collect the standard 5% of the retail purchase to use towards a future purchase. 

 

Can I use my Reward Points and donate?

Because the Reward Points give you a discount on the item’s retail price, purchases made using Reward Points are not eligible for the Enrichment Program.

Other Charitable Programs

ShareBaby Drop Box Location

COVID-19 update. We are accepting donations during regular store hours. Donations can be dropped off inside with any of our employees, or give us a call when you arrive, and we will safely collect your items within our parking lot. 

 

According to the Annie E. Casey Foundation, 33% of Baltimore children live below the poverty line – the highest rate in Maryland.

 

Diapers and baby gear are not allocated through federal or state assistance programs. The only monies that can be used are TANF which must also cover rent, utilities, transportation, and many other essential family costs. For poor working families, diapers alone can account for up to 12% of gross income.

 

1 in 3 families in the United States suffers from diaper need, according to the National Diaper Bank Network. Using 2014 U.S. Census numbers, ShareBaby estimates 25,000 children of diaper age living in poverty in Baltimore City.

 

The families dealing with diaper-need face financial burden, maternal depression, and increased work and childcare barriers. Their children suffer consequences ranging from diaper rash, UTIs, and increased incidence of child abuse.

 

ShareBaby solicits donations of diamonds, wipes, clothing, and other essential items from community members, corporate gifts, and national partnerships. The volunteers and staff work together to count, sort, and bundle these items. They distribute the items regularly to their Partner Organizations who serve vulnerable families across Baltimore. 

 

We accept: 

  • Diapers and Pull-Ups of all sizes–new and open packs
  • Diaper cream—new only
  • Wipes—new only

Donation Request Form

We have several ways to help support your organization, from gift card donation to volunteer-run in-person and virtual events. We sincerely believe in supporting the community around us for all of us to grow and succeed together. 

For us to best serve your organization and our community, please fill out the form below no later than six weeks before your event.

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