Did you know that before starting Summer Love Jewelry, I was as a high school Spanish teacher in Austin, Texas for 6 years?? In 2011 my husband and I moved to Puerto Rico, the island where my family is from and a place where I used to spend my childhood summers.
Being a teacher was meaningful work for me, I saw it as a way to give back to society and the greater good. Running a creative business has completely changed what my day-to-day life looks like, and with that, I have also shifted the ways in which I give back to my community.
If you’re interested in learning more about the organizations that I have worked with directly and/or supported through the sale of my jewelry, I share a list of them below.
Currently, I’m donating a portion of every sale of these Opal PR Charms to HJR Reefscaping (thanks to the recommendation of our friends at Isla Mar), a team of scientists working to save sick corals around Puerto Rico.
OTHER ORGANIZATIONS I HAVE WORKED DIRECTLY WITH OR SUPPORTED THROUGH THE SALE OF MY JEWELRY:
Equal Justice Initiative
Puerto Rico Rise Up
Defensa Animal de Rincón
Mentes Puertorriqueñas en Acción
Rayito de EsperanzaBrigada Solidaria del Oeste
World Central Kitchen
The Universal Hope Initiative
Hooks for Heroes
Calorcito Pal Corazón
Amigos de las Américas
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Doctors without Borders
Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees