Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. Today and every day leading up to the holiday earmarked for sweethearts has been super busy. But owner, Tom Williams and staff stopped long enough to present a donation that is indicative of their love for the community.
Last week, Floyd & Green Fine Jewelers donated a check for almost $13,000 to local charities. The money was raised in November during the 22nd annual Weekend of Giving Back, in which customers designate the charity of their choice to receive 10 percent of their purchase.
“I always run reports in January and every year, 95 to 97 percent of our business comes from Aiken,” Williams said. “We are honored to be a part of this community, and I feel very obligated to give back to the people who have given so much to us.”
Ron Reynolds accepted a check on behalf of Brenda’s Angels, a local organization that helps patients with pancreatic cancer.
“This is huge for us. We are so excited that we were chosen for this gift,” he said. “It helps our local patients because all of the money we raise stays right here in Aiken County.”
Ellen Luton, the Director of Resource Development for United Way of Aiken County, said the agency relies on donations to provide resources in the community.
“The donation is a tremendous help for our 45 critical-need programs and our partner agencies,” Luton said. “Because we are a nonprofit, we greatly appreciate the support of the community and businesses like Floyd & Green.