website builder May is National Foster Care Month, and bubs & sass, a local Jupiter jewelry company, has partnered with Place of Hope and created a special line called The Hope Collection. Inspired by the young women and girls of Place of Hope, the collection will have 14 signature pieces sold throughout May, and 100% of the proceeds will be given back to the non-profit.
Alyssa Berardo created bubs & sass five years ago with a mere $200. All she wanted was a simple “J” initial pendant to represent her newborn son Jonathan. After scouring countless jewelry lines and seeing the prices for something so simple, she decided to create it herself. Taking all of her savings, she bought the materials she needed and opened an Etsy shop. Mercilessly everything sold, and that’s when bubs & sass was born. Growing her business over the years has inspired her to partner with Place of Hope and pass along her creative drive and give the tools and building blocks these young women need for a brighter future.
“I knew I wanted to share my story and expertise with a group of teenage girls.” Said Alyssa Founder of bubs & sass. “When I was introduced to the Place of Hope it was a no brainer…I found my girls. They were amazing! There was so much talent and enthusiasm in the room that day. I can’t wait to do it again!” She explains after going to Place of Hope and meeting a group of young women to explain her story.
“We are inspired by people like Alyssa.” Explains Jamie Bond, Director of Advancement at Place of Hope. “She has a story to tell that connects her with our youth in a way nobody else can. Along with her story and compassion, she offers these youth a skill that can be used to build their confidence and is another tool for them to use in the marketplace as well as engages them to think like an entrepreneur. The time she is spending with them is an investment in their future. It demonstrates to them they have worth, they are seen and loved, and someone cares enough to invest in them.”
“Her generosity in donating all proceeds from this line is equally inspiring as we cannot do what we do without the support of the community. She is demonstrating that everyone can do something; everyone has a seat at our table. They can give time, resources, and finances. It all makes a significant impact in changing these children’s lives.”
Bonding with Place of Hope and its values of building brighter futures for America’s youth, she is excited to launch The Hope Collection starting May 1st to the public. The pieces will retail from$22-$50 and include necklaces, anklets, earrings, and bracelets. You can purchase online at bubsandsass.com where 100% of the proceeds will benefit Place of Hope.
You can find photos of the pieces here. Happy to connect you with Alyssa from bubs and sass or Jamie Bond, Director of Advancement from the Place of Hope Team.
bubs & sass is a Jupiter based jewelry company that creates handmade pieces that are customizable and allows you to wear who and what you love with a variety of trending pieces at a reasonable price. Find more information at bubsandsass.com.
Place of Hope is a faith-based, state licensed children and families organization offering housing and support services designed to end the cycles of abuse, neglect, homelessness, poverty, and human trafficking. We offer support to children, youth, and families in desperate need. We are one of the largest and most diverse residential children and families organizations in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast. We strive daily to help our children, youth, and families find true healing and restoration, which leads to healthy, successful lives. Find more information on Place of Hope at placeofhope.com