FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Monday, March 7, 2016
Peace Corps and ALEX AND ANI™ Team Up to Support Girls’ Education through New Kindred Cord Collection
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 7, 2016 – Today the Peace Corps and ALEX AND ANI announced the launch of the new Kindred Cord Daisy collection in support of the Let Girls Learn initiative. Launched by the President and First Lady Michelle Obama last year, Let Girls Learn seeks to expand educational opportunities for girls around the world. The new collection will directly benefit Peace Corps volunteer projects around the world through the Peace Corps’ Let Girls Learn Fund.
“We are thrilled to partner with ALEX AND ANI to support the important task of increasing access to education for girls and young women around the world,” Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet said. “From partners across the U.S. government, to the private sector, to everyday Americans, we are so grateful to everyone who has rallied behind Let Girls Learn.”
The Kindred Cord Daisy collection will be available at ALEX AND ANI stores nationwide, alexandani.com and authorized retailers. For each Kindred Cord Daisy ($21 each) purchased, ALEX AND ANI will donate 20 percent of the purchase price to the Peace Corps’ Let Girls Learn Fund. One hundred percent of the Kindred Cord Daisy donation will go toward Peace Corps volunteer projects that directly benefit girls’ education and complement the resources that local communities contribute towards these projects.
“ALEX AND ANI is proud of its newest partnership in support of the Peace Corps’ Let Girls Learn Fund.” ALEX AND ANI, CHARITY BY DESIGN SVP Nicki Maher remarked. “The goal to educate and empower girls across the world is one we know that our customers will stand behind as this is an impactful and transformative initiative. We are eager to join forces to expand our reach and passion to empower girls around the globe.”
As part of an U.S. Government initiative, Peace Corps’ Let Girls Learn Program encourages grassroots, community-led solutions in the countries where Peace Corps volunteers serve. Since the launch of Let Girls Learn, with the help of corporate partners and individual donors from all over the U.S., Peace Corps has funded more than 100 Let Girls Learn projects in 21 countries throughout Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Central America. In addition, more than 800 Peace Corps volunteers have already received training to become catalysts for community-led change to improve girls’ access to education and empowerment. Visit letgirlslearn.peacecorps.gov to learn more and get involved.
About the Peace Corps: The Peace Corps sends the best and brightest Americans abroad on behalf of the United States to address the most pressing needs of people around the world. Volunteers work with their community members at the grassroots level to develop sustainable solutions to challenges in education, health, economic development, agriculture, environment and youth development. Through their service, volunteers gain a unique cultural understanding and a life-long commitment to service that positions them to succeed in today’s global economy. Since President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps in 1961, more than 220,000 Americans of all ages have served in 141 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.peacecorps.gov and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
About ALEX AND ANI: The ALEX AND ANI brand creates meaningful, eco-conscious jewelry and accessories designed to connect you. Carolyn Rafaelian, Founder, CEO and Chief Creative Officer designs each piece. Carolyn believes that every individual has a positive message to share with the world, and by incorporating powerful symbolism into each product; ALEX AND ANI provides a vehicle for consumers to express their individuality. ALEX AND ANI is committed to giving back to the world that we live in. By using recycled materials with eco-conscious processes and through our CHARITY BY DESIGN division, ALEX AND ANI positively impacts our planet and our communities. CHARITY BY DESIGN has strengthened non-profit organizations through innovative partnerships and collaborative experiences resulting in donations of over $30 million. An Inc. 500 Company, ALEX AND ANI has retail stores in addition to retail partners worldwide. Its World Headquarters is located in the Greater Providence, Rhode Island area, where its products are MADE IN AMERICA WITH LOVE™. Please visit alexandani.com for more information.
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