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a single square embraced by circles reminds us that we’re all connected, no matter our differences.

“He drew a circle that shut me out- Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout. But love and I had the wit to win: We drew a circle and took him In!”
-Edwin Markham

a single square embraced by circles reminds us that we’re all connected,
no matter our differences.

 

THE STORY

Behind  the Symbol

My name is Robyn Zimmer. As a mother of a child with developmental differences I am well aware of the many challenges faced each day by people with chronic illness, physical, emotional and developmental disabilities. The people and organizations that helped shape my son into the happy young man he is today inspired me to design the Embrace The Difference® symbol. That symbol has turned into a signature jewelry line and its purpose is to give back. My mission is two fold: spread a message of kindness, and give back to your local organizations. To date, we have donated over $450,000! Please join me in my mission – it feels good to do good!

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Always be kind
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$5 – $100 from each piece
is donated to charity

Partner with Us

This is an amazing opportunity for your charity or organization to raise funds and join our mission!

Accept, Be Kind, and Give back.

There is no cost to your organization! Just help us spread the word! We provide marketing materials for you to share with your supporters. We ask that you consistently share our message and products on social media, in your newsletters and link to our website.  As a partnering organization you will receive the names of those who supported you and a check on a quarterly basis. It’s that simple!

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Embrace Your Charity

Embrace The Difference® is dedicated to helping you raise money for your non-profit or charitable organization in order to carry out your important missions. By hosting an Embrace the Difference® fundraiser you allow your friends, family, and community to treat themselves to a fashionable line of jewelry and apparel that promotes acceptance and kindness and truly makes a difference.

Kind Words from Our Friends

The Alzheimer’s Association, WNY Chapter is so pleased to be a part of the Embrace the Difference initiative. Robyn’s jewelry design is beautiful and simple, yet it perfectly represents the connectedness and differences in all of us. While we are very grateful for the donations it has brought to our organization, we also believe in their vision of acceptance for everyone, regardless of disability, age or illness.

Lynn W.

Alzheimer’s Association, WNY Chapter

The reviews regarding the Embrace the Difference jewelry are consistently enthusiastic and positive. Men and women love the variety of jewelry items and the opportunity for lovely gifts! Staff and families have expressed their positive feelings about “Embrace the Difference”, and love the significance of the name. Bornhava is most grateful for the promptness we receive the bonus from purchases These financial gifts enable Bornhava to provide the extras that are so significant to children—We are most thankful.

Barbara-Jo H.

Bornhava

Embrace the Difference is not only beautiful, but it speaks to people. When you see someone with an Embrace the Difference piece, you are curious to know their story. Danceability, a dance and movement program for children and adults with special needs and their families, is thrilled to be one of the Embrace the Difference charities. The donations we have received are making a difference for our dancers. We all can’t wait to see what piece of jewelry is next!

Robin Bishop

Co-Executive Director, Danceability

Robyn created a version of the two tone Embrace the Difference ring that is as extraordinary as my Eric. I proudly wear it daily as it connects me to my son in a new way that pictures and memories could not. It inspires me to continue creating awareness and outreach efforts relating to chronically ill children in need of specialized long term care facilities, the mission of the Eric Brigandi Foundation.

Rosalie LaRocco

Founder, The Eric Brigandi Foundation

Evergreen Health Services and Embrace the Difference share the same values. Every day, the Evergreen staff works to provide quality care to the WNY community. We’re so pleased that this jewelry exists as a beautiful reminder of what we’re all working toward: understanding, inclusion, respect. We are proud to promote Embrace the Difference, and to be a recipient of their charitable giving.

Ron Silverio

President/CEO, Evergreen Health Services

As a service provider, “Embrace the Difference” speaks to me on 2 levels: spiritual and support. To embrace, love, accept, and include people with other abilities is what we should be all about. This concept of inclusion IS our mission and must be our passion. To be supported financially from the generous donations of the sale of the jewelry further reinforces the provider who embraces that mission and passion. The Zimmer family “gets it!” I am very happy to be drawn into their circle.

Michael G.

Heritage Centers

Type 1 diabetes makes our kids strong, independent, and resilient. We “Embrace the Difference” as we face our challenges with hope.

Alexandra Kobza.

JDRF

As a mother of a child who passed away, I am always looking for where I am supposed to be and where I fit…..and again, with your design, I feel like it is possible to find my place again! Thank you for giving me a little bit more hope everyday, more so, thanks for giving my students a feeling of belonging now! YOU ROCK!!

Ashley Smith Chauvin

Joubert Syndrome Children

We are all true believers that “we are connected” as we embark on our individual journeys. We are connected by our strength, our fears, our hopes and our differences. Thank you for designing jewelry and gifts that assists us with promoting acceptance and understanding while also raising money for Kaely’s Kindness Foundation. We are so very grateful that we have been chosen to assist in spreading the message of kindness and acceptance.

Maggie Dreyer

Kaely's Kindness Foundation

We are proud to be a participating charity. Robyn’s jewelry is stunning and beautifully symbolizes that we are all interconnected despite our differences. As an organization, we appreciate the donations received and the families and individuals we serve are grateful to have a unique piece of jewelry that means so much to them.

Megan A. Thering

Development Specialist, Summit Educational Resources

a line of jewelry, apparel & accessories designed to spread a message of acceptance and kindness and raise funds for organizations that do the same

 

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