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Did you know that *nearly one in 10 children have witnessed a shooting at some point in their lives? The Caliber Foundation supports victims, families and communities that have been devastated by illegal gun violence. Will you please consider to Raise Your Caliber and donate to the Caliber Foundation on December 2nd to help these victims?
The Caliber Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that uses funds in a variety of ways to lend a helping hand to those who have been effected by the illegal gun issue in America.
The Caliber Foundation offers support to victims, families and communities that have been devastated by illegal gun violence in America.
Just as the Caliber Collection creates opportunities for those who may never have walked the streets of America’s most dangerous cities to participate in making those cities a safer place, the Caliber Foundation connects anyone who donates with the organizations and people on the front lines of re-building lives one small act at a time.
Every day in this country lives are lost, and hearts are broken, the Caliber Foundation offers a helping hand when it is needed to help families and communities heal and work together to Raise The Caliber. You can donate here: http://bit.ly/1CZEJKj
On Sunday July 20th at the First Annual Connecticut Food Truck Festival in North Haven, TV Star Christopher Gorham (AKA “AUGGIE” Covert Affairs) will be signing autographs for Jewelry For A Cause in support of the Caliber Collection and Raise The Caliber, the national advocacy campaign reducing illegal gun violence in America. Make sure to stop by the booth to meet Chris and learn more about this new initiative! Like us on FB for a chance to win a #CaliberCollection Cuff! #RAISETHECALIBER
CITY OF HARTFORD CHOSEN TO KICK OFF NATIONAL ‘RAISE THE CALIBER’ CAMPAIGN TO END ILLEGAL GUN VIOLENCE
Campaign Launches With Unveiling of 60 Foot High Sculpture by Artist Michael Kalish
— NEWS AND COMMUNITY STATEMENT—
(May 7, 2014) The City of Hartford has been selected as the kick off site for “Raise The Caliber” a national advocacy campaign to end illegal gun violence. Central to the campaign will be the unveiling of a public art piece by internationally renowned artist Michael Kalish. The work, a 60-foot high sculpture created from 2,000lbs of shredded illegal guns bought off the streets through voluntary gun buybacks, will be unveiled in Hartford in July and stay for nine months.
“In cities across the country, gun violence is impacting too many families, and cutting too many lives short. We’re doing everything possible to combat that in Hartford and we welcome anyone willing to stand alongside us to help raise awareness of this issue that affects everyone in our community,” said Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra.
“This monument is truly the most powerful piece I have ever created and I am really honored to hear about Hartford’s enthusiasm for it,” said artist Michael Kalish.
Raise The Caliber was founded by CEO of Jewelry for a Cause NYC, Jessica
“I had the inexplicable thrill of welding a shred of an illegal gun onto the tribute monument being created by the incredible Michael Kalish. Once the piece had cooled, I wrote on it, with a silver sharpie, “Destroyed. Never to Destroy Again” …I was overwhelmed with emotion when I saw what was being created and realized the impact this large scale public art installation will have on so many people who have suffered so much loss.” – Jessica Mindich