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What are two of my most favorite things
to do…jewelry and shopping! So you know I was super excited to go to the Kendra Scott
charity event raising money
for Ryan House located in Central Phoenix.
Kendra Scott, located in the Scottsdale
Quarter, is fun and uniquely designed jewelry. I love big chunky jewels that bling. This no-frills let’s-get-down-to-business
jewelry store provides women (and those gift-buying husbands)
affordable upscale jewelry. What ever the occasion may be, Kendra Scott will have a bauble or two to compliment your special look.
The staff was very welcoming and helpful when it
came to choosing that right piece. I love their motto of try it on! We all felt quite
girly trying on rings and necklaces and such. I already saw the cuff I’m going back to
snag. They have a customized Color Bar
where you can pick the perfect color to
go with whichever piece of jewelry you choose. I’ve never seen anything like
it. You just tap away on the biggest flat
Color Bar TV
screen ever and design your own
unique style. I had a blast! This concept is perfect for a bride and her
special day. Having all of her bridal party matching with their customized
Kendra Scott design would make any ensemble beautiful. Kendra Scott, based in Austin
TX has over 15 locations throughout the Southwest and continues to grow.
I spoke with Event Coordinator Alissa
Dunn who shared the passion Kendra Scott has for giving back to the community. Organizations
supporting women and
children are the core values that drive Kendra Scott to be
a very philanthropic company. A Kendra Scott charity event gives back 20% of its
proceeds. That's awesome for Ryan House.
Director of Special Events and Marketing for Ryan House Cindy Mero chose to work with the retailer because of their giving nature. It's her
passion for helping others in the community that draws non-profits to Kendra
I had the absolute pleasure in speaking
with Ryan's mother,Holly Cottor. What a wonderful woman with a Grand
In 2001, Ryan was formally diagnosed at 9 months with a degenerative
neurological disorder. At the time, the Cottor family was living in London
where they struggled to find appropriate care for their son.
Around 16 months
old, they found Helen House where Ryan and his family, including his brother,
received family-focused respite care and support. Helen House was the first
palliative care facility focused on caring for children with life-altering
diagnosis. Once able to return to the States, Holly and Jonathan Cottor became
committed to providing the same level of care and concern for Arizona families
The non-profit organization Ryan House was established in 2004. They
also have partnered with Hospice of the Valley to increase the level of crucial support for all
families. Ryan House strives to "provide respite and palliative care to
children with life-threatening conditions and , as needed, end-of-life
care". Holly Cottor takes the approach in palliative care as a "lifeline
of hope". The team of professionals at Ryan House are always set in place
to administer emotional, social, respite, and palliative care for their
What a fun event for an even better cause. Please take a minute to check out the Ryan House website. Any help can and will make a difference.