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When I was at SABAH Inc Celebration on Ice last week, an amazing young woman introduced herself and showed me her tattoo. I asked her to tell me why she chose the Embrace The Difference symbol as a tattoo. Here's what she said. I just first wanted to say that I find...read more
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We are so excited to host the 4th annual Embrace The Difference® and Reeds Jenss Giveback Day! Please save the date for this very special day! A day to make every purchase even more meaningful! Saturday, April 29th 10AM - 5PM 4001 Maple Road, Amherst, NY Giveback Day...read more
"I am an inventor. I love Embrace the Difference. I spend time and energy on it; it's become my 'baby'..." -Robyn...read more
Giveback Day is an event where WNY comes together in supporting our local and national charities through meaningful gift-giving. On Saturday, April 30th, 10% of proceeds from your purchase* at ReedsJenss (4001 Maple Road, Amherst, NY) will be donated to the...read more
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I am so excited to announce the return of Giveback Day! A day where WNY comes together in supporting our local and national charities through meaningful gift-giving. On Saturday, April 25th, 10% of proceeds from EVERY PURCHASE at ReedsJenss on Maple Road in Amherst...read more
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Type 1 diabetes makes our kids strong, independent, and resilient. We “Embrace the Difference” as we face our challenges with hope.
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.
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
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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. I designed the Embrace The Difference® symbol to show support, acceptance and kindness no matter what difference we may have.