Thoughts from Our Detroit Shred

In a welding shop in Detroit, sits this amazing old car. It is a powerful reminder of the great legacy of Detroit auto manufacturing, a time when jobs were abundant, quality was king and there was pride in America.

Members of our team were there to witness the destruction of illegal guns for the Raise The Caliber™ initiative for Detroit.  Among the hundreds of guns, was a rifle with a bayonet attached to its muzzle. This kind of knife on a rifle is used to stab someone in close combat in wartime. However, the illegal guns that we were destroying were premise guns; guns removed from crime scenes and home raids by the Detroit Police.

The great dichotomy of that beautiful car and this violent weapon in the same place speaks volumes of just how deep the challenges are to raise the caliber of America’s poorest and most violent cities today.

We are so very proud to join forces with the Detroit Police Department and Rock Ventures, LLC to help their tireless and innovative efforts to bring Detroit back to greatness.

-Jessica

Detroit

What are you doing for Father’s Day?

Jewelry for a Cause has a few suggestions for you! From cupcakes to golfing, or batting cages to the grill, find the perfect activity, gift or card for the awesome fathers in your life on the JforaCause Father’s Day Pinterest board. Give the perfect gift to your dad and give back at the same time with our Caliber Collection Cufflinks!

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It’s not about the gold star…..

These are among the most important lessons a parent can teach a child.

Katherine Osnos Sanford

MomMy mother doesn’t like gold stars, in fact she doesn’t like attention of any kind and feels about applause the way a cat feels about the bath.  In her own quiet steady way my mother has made her life about finding the beauty and the magic in places where other people can’t see it or don’t think it exists.  She does this in small ways, like choosing the Charlie Brown christmas tree every year despite the fact that there are many gorgeous, full ones available.  And in large ways by spending her career as an advocate for the rights of women and children all around the world.

My parents have sold their house.  It has a plaque on it that says “John Knapp House 1760” in case you thought your eyes were deceiving you about whether or not it was old.  The people who have bought it will perhaps tear…

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