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Press Release for Launch Party

Friday, October 20, 2017

Local business woman creates INSPIRING JEWELRY To benefit SOUTH BAY HOMELESS FAMILIES

 

Sabine Schoepke, local artisan, business woman, and founder of Shiny Little Blessings launches a new line of custom jewelry giving proceeds to Family Promise of the South Bay, a charity benefitting homeless families.

 

TORRANCE, CA, —On November 8t, , Sabine Schoepke will be hosting a launch party to introduce her new meaningful line of jewelry called, “The Vintage Spoon Collection” aimed to help homeless families in the South Bay.

 

The launch includes a ribbon cutting with the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce, and holiday boutique. This free event is open to the public and will take place on Wednesday, November 8th in Torrance, from 4:00-6:00pm in the Community Room, Remedy Pharmacy in Torrance.                                   

Featured guests include Torrance Mayor, Patrick J. Furey, singer/songwriter Ayline Artin and Oliver C. Brown (Original Member of KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND.)  The launch is free and open to the public. 

 

Live music, complimentary food and drink, drawings, grab bags and event specials will be available.

 

Sabine created the 'Jewelry with a Cause - Vintage Spoon Collection' campaign. It offers a holistic approach to serving local families in need.  After searching for a way to give back, she partnered with FAMILY PROMISE of the South Bay, which assists families in need through food, shelter, job, medical and other resources as needed.  Specifically, 15% percent of all sales from the Vintage Spoon Collection will directly impact local homeless families. Each vintage spoon is unique and between 50 and 100 years old. Handcrafted locally here in Rolling Hills Estates, each is forged with an inspiring message such as “love,” “brave,” “hope,” “dream,” “faith” and more. Necklaces retail for $89 apiece.

 

The campaign has a personal connection for Sabine, who understands the challenges of needing a second start. “After a painful period in my family’s life, where we had lost everything, I created SHINY LITTLE BLESSINGS with $300 in 2010,” she recalls.  Sabine had begun by handcrafting jewelry as gifts of love and encouragement for family and friends. The response was overwhelming, and Sabine began to envision a studio where affordable and meaningful high quality jewelry could be created in a workplace for women that put family first. Now a successful ETSY business, over 40,000 handcrafted and life inspired pieces of jewelry have been sold worldwide. 

 

FAMILY PROMISE of the South Bay’s Executive Director is Nicholas Rasmussen, who will also attend the launch.  Nicholas is excited about the partnership, which will bring a greater visibility and awareness to the needs of  local homeless children and their families. “The Vintage Spoon Collection is remarkable as it can impact so many, simply by purchasing unique handcrafted jewelry with positive messages. We have always encouraged the community to be part of the solution and this is a wonderful opportunity for all to be engaged.” 

Nicholas added, “Last year, homelessness actually increased 17% in the South Bay , over 70% since 2013, and 3,000 children are reported homeless in the South Bay public schools alone.”  Through resources, support and training, FAMILY PROMISE works towards building stability and self-reliance in the families they assist.

 

Sabine encourages everyone to come and celebrate with SHINY LITTLE BLESSINGS & FAMILY PROMISE of the South Bay on November 8th.  And while there will be pre-holiday specials for those who would like to purchase from the Vintage Spoon Collection, there is no purchase necessary.

 

LAUNCH PARTY:

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017   4:00 to 6:00 pm

Remedy Pharmacy, Community Room

23811 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance

Shiny Little Blessings.  Handcrafted Artisan Jewelry with Meaning. Transform Life's most important Emotions into Artistic Creations of Jewelry. For more information, please contact SABINE SCHOEPKE at 310. 977.3384 or email info@shinylittleblessings.com