HandPicked is dedicated to building positive relationships between our stores and the local community. In honor of those relationships, HeartPicked was founded in 2007 as our own nonprofit initiative to help improve the lives of families in need, especially women and children. HandPicked now has eight HeartPicked partners and enjoys the privilege of working with each to help bring awareness to their cause.
The Nurturing Center in Columbia, SC was selected as the first HeartPicked partner in 2007. TNC mission is to nurture trusting and caring relationships between adults and children by providing comprehensive family focused services to prevent and treat child abuse and neglect. This partnership, as well as all of the HeartPicked partnerships, continues to grow and has been rewarding for everyone involved – the children and families served as well as the HandPicked team and customers.
Each HeartPicked partner has a uniquely designed bracelet and candle that is sold in all stores and the profit from each bracelet sold it given back to the organization. In addition, HandPicked has monthly “HeartPicked” days and two HeartPicked Charity events annually. Revenue from charity ticket sales and ten percent (10%) of the profit from HeartPicked events is contributed to the HeartPicked partners. So, when you purchase jewelry or gifts from HandPicked, you're not only adding a fashionable accessory to your wardrobe-you're also contributing to the work of these organizations:
The Nurturing CenterColumbia,
A Child's HavenGreenville, SC
Jud C. Hickey Center for Alzheimer's CareAugusta, GA
You can purchase these HeartPicked bracelets and candles online or any of our store locations.
For additional information about HeartPicked or to have your nonprofit organization considered for a partnership, please contact Karen Hiter at email@example.com.