A Bracelet Supporting Children's Art Programs Is Helping To Make Dreams Come True Brighton's Americana Jewelry Campaign Empowers Kids' Art Aspirations in Local Communities Throughout the Nation

LOS ANGELES, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second year in a row, this iconic accessory company ­­­– which over the past decade has supported charities with more than $8 million in donations ­– is turning its focus to donating to a wide range of kids' charity programs for the arts. These programs will include ballet, orchestra, symphony and other music programs and classes as well as painting.

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As adults, many of us can recall the exhilaration of giving our first live performance, or discovering the sound that a trombone makes, or the thrill of watching a ballerina stand on pointe the first time. Today, many schools across the country no longer offer children these opportunities. This campaign offers people the chance to ensure that children in their communities have the chance to experience the arts up close – giving the next generation of artists a bright future.

At Brighton Collectibles, the company doesn't simply agree with the maxim "Be the change you wish to see in the world" – they've built it into their business by designing jewelry to raise money for non-profit organizations that help people in the communities near their stores, and this initiative is one that Brighton's owner and design team feel passionate about. As Laura Young, Brighton's President of Sales and Marketing explains, "I can't imagine what my life would have been like without the ballet classes I took throughout my school years, the piano lessons and recitals, or learning to paint with oils. My participation in these programs not only gave me an appreciation for the arts, it gave me the confidence to become the person I am today."

For each $58 Independence Charm Holder Bracelet and each $48 Americana I.D. Bracelet sold from May 24th through July 31st, 2013, the company's 172  Brighton Collectibles stores and participating Brighton retailers will contribute 50% of the retail cost to children's art charities which will be chosen by the stores in which the bracelets are sold – each store will select a 501 (C) (3) charity program or a local school, ensuring that the programs will benefit their own families, friends and neighbors and strengthen the arts in each community. To find a participating store near you, visit www.brighton.com

About Brighton Collectibles
Known for excellent quality and a broad-ranging assortment of finely crafted accessories, Brighton produces handbags, footwear, jewelry, belts, small leather essentials, eyewear, luggage, fragrances, and gifts. Visit www.brighton.com to see the entire product line or to locate a store near you.

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