Pearls for Pots & Pans

St. Louis: All you have to do is donate dishes, pots, pans and other kitchenware to any area MERS/Goodwill location, as well as nine in southwest Illinois, and receive a set of Diane Katzman pearl earrings.


Katzman now brings her signature look to Goodwill with this new donation campaign called Pots, Pans and Plates for Pearls.

Pots, Pans and Plates for Pearls will take place beginning Monday, Nov. 16 through Sunday, November 29.

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Pearls of Hope

Have any stray pearls lying around in dresser drawers or jewelry boxes?

If so, you can donate them to Girls Night Out, the annual summer benefit that raises money to help battered women and their children.

"Girls in Pearls: The Black and White Bash" will take place from 6 to 11 p.m. Aug. 13 at the law offices of Farmer, Cline and Campbell (the former Sunrise Mansion) on Myrtle Road, CHARLESTON, W.Va.

"Pearls of Hope," a specially created piece to be made from the donated pearls, will be auctioned at the fundraiser.

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Diamonds, Sapphires and Pearls Given Away!

Diamonds, sapphires and pearls are being placed in paper bags in several towns near WYCKOFF, N.J-- and whoever finds the bags gets to keep them.

"That's outrageous! That's incredible that somebody would do something like that, especially with the times today," David Steensma of Ridgewood Parks and Recreation said.

That somebody is Nancy Schuring. To commemorate her Wyckoff Jewelry store's 30th anniversary, the 59-year-old business owner will leave 30 bags totaling $25,000 worth of jewelry scattered throughout public places in ten different Bergen County communities.

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Free Pearls to BobCat Employees

Two days before Christmas, the Bobcat company is closing its Bismarck plant, throwing hundreds of people out of work. While many people and organizations will step forward to help, there`s a business that`s doing something unusual to bring a little merriment. Zorell Owner Tim Ell says not a day goes by that someone doesn`t walk into his store with a smile. He says he just can`t wait to see the smiles he`s about to put on the faces of those who need one.

"It`s just something that was really on our hearts and we wanted to do something for them, it`s no strings attached, we just wanted to give them a Zorell`s box under their tree for Christmas," says Ell.

Just before Christmas day, 475 Bobcat employees will lose their jobs. So for Christmas, Zorell`s will give each of those 475 employees a free pearl necklace, each with a retail value of $200.

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