STAMFORD, Conn. -- More than 40 volunteers comprising employees from Forevermark US and staff from four Fairfield County Forevermark authorized jewelers -- including, Craig’s Fine Jewelry, David Harvey Jewelers, J. Albert Johnson Jewelers, and Nagi Jewelers -- partnered recently with local environment nonprofit SoundWaters to clean up Cove Island Park in Stamford.
Throughout the day, volunteers took action to protect their local watershed; they cleaned up litter along the waterline and through the park, gathering 32 bags and 246 pounds of trash.
Forevermark, the global diamond brand from The De Beers Group of Companies, bases its U.S. headquarters in Stamford.
As part of The De Beers Group of Companies, Forevermark is committed to giving back to the communities in which it operates.
“Respect and love for nature are deeply embedded in the heart of Forevermark,” said Charles Stanley, president of Forevermark US. “By mobilizing our staff and our local Fairfield County Forevermark Jewelers with this day of service benefiting SoundWaters, our goal is to give back to our local Fairfield community that are proud to call our home.”
Globally, Forevermark is committed to the preservation and protection of habitats, their species and the wider natural world, as well as furthering education in countries where its diamonds originate, according to a release from Forevermark.
Additionally, Forevermark also helps to fund vital projects that protect and nurture the beauty and diversity of the natural world and helps provide healthcare and free education for all its employees, their families and surrounding communities, the release said.
SoundWaters was founded in 1989 with the mission to protect the Long Island Sound through education and action.
The local nonprofit educates more than 28,000 students of all ages from Connecticut and New York annually, including 9,000 on scholarship from low-income communities, aboard the schooner, in schools and at their Coastal Education Center, located in Cove Island Park.
SoundWaters will also be the beneficiary of 10 percent of the proceeds from an upcoming Forevermark charity shopping event scheduled for Wednesday at Forevermark Fairfield County Jewelers from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
To learn more about the event, visit https://www.forevermark.com/en-us/night-out-event/.