In times of economic uncertainty, Hamilton Jewelers has taken a philanthropic approach to the problem by helping to create positive change and ensure the well-being of less fortunate residents in the community.
The company’s December 2008 contributions were provided by the Martin Siegel Community Fund, established in 2005 in conjunction with the commemoration of Chairman Martin Siegel’s 50th year with the company. These generous donations have benefitted HomeFront, Every Child Valued, and the Greater Mercer Scholarship Program. All programs have been positively impacted and are grateful for these recent donations.
Through the Huchet House program, HomeFront’s mission is to end homelessness in Central New Jersey by harnessing the caring, resources, and expertise of the community. Every Child Valued addresses the educational and social challenges facing socio-economically disadvantaged children and their families by motivating them to reach their highest potential as successful students and eventually as educated and fulfilled adults. Greater Mercer Scholarship Program is a county-wide scholarship program run by the Princeton Area Community Fund to aid college bound high school seniors with significant financial needs. Recipients are selected based on community service, financial need, achievement and character.
In addition to these donations, Hamilton Jewelers makes continual efforts to support local charitable organizations in conjunction with all in-store events. Typically donations are made as a portion of proceeds and are given to local chapters of deserving organizations such as the American Cancer Society, Junior League, Transplant Fund.org, and Alzheimer’s Community Care. Hank Siegel, owner and President of Hamilton Jewelers, considers philanthropy a valuable and important part of owning a local business.