AKRON, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kay® Jewelers, the number one jewelry store in America, and American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization, have announced a partnership that will benefit the important initiatives that American Humane offers in caring for animals and children nationwide. Kay will be donating $200,000 as a proud corporate sponsor of American Humane. As part of the announcement, Kay has also introduced a new collection of pet themed jewelry called “Love is a Four-Legged Word,” which will help support and celebrate the partnership.
“We are very proud to be a corporate sponsor of American Humane - an organization that has promoted the welfare and safety of animals while strengthening the bond between animals and people for more than 100 years,” said Katy Jones, executive vice president of store operations, Kay Jewelers. “As an organization that has recently celebrated 100 years ourselves, we have always been dedicated to the communities in which we live and work and this partnership is an exciting opportunity to continue that commitment.”
The $200,000 donation from Kay will support promoting the use of, advocating for, and getting more pets into children’s classrooms. Extensive research has shown that incorporating pets into the classroom teaches life lessons of empathy and responsibility, shaping students’ lives for years to come.
“Kay has a proud heritage of making a true impact through its philanthropic efforts and we are thrilled to be welcoming them to our family,” said American Humane President and CEO Dr. Robin Ganzert. “American Humane has been working for 140 years to build a more humane world and now directly safeguards, and improves the lives of some one billion animals each year. By helping get animals into curriculums and classrooms, American Humane is fostering compassion for animals and helping create a new generation of animal ambassadors for the humane movement. I would like to thank Kay Jewelers for bringing more love into the lives of our children and our animals!”
The “Love is a Four-Legged Word” collection includes an assortment of necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings featuring everything from puppy paws and proud dog mom necklaces to adorable kitten designs. The new collection is available in all Kay stores and online at Kay.com.
About Kay® Jewelers
Kay® Jewelers, the number one jewelry store in America, is conveniently located in malls and off-mall shopping centers across the country. Kay® Jewelers is operated by Signet Jewelers Limited, the world’s largest retailer of diamond jewelry. Signet Jewelers operates Kay® Jewelers among its approximately 3,600 stores. For additional information on Kay® Jewelers visit www.Kay.com, follow us on Facebook® (www.facebook.com/KayJewelers), Twitter® (www.twitter.com/KayJewelers), YouTube (www.youtube.com/KayJewelers), Pinterest (www.pinterest.com/KayJewelers) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/KayJewelers).
About American Humane
Founded in 1877, American Humane is the country’s first national humane organization. This 140-year-old nonprofit directly helps some one billion animals each year through its legendary animal rescue program and its work to ensure the welfare of animals on farms, ranches, film and television production sets, and in zoos and aquariums. For more information about American Humane or to support their lifesaving work, please visit www.AmericanHumane.org.