Assistance League receives Bergio donation
Updated: October 2, 2012 9:33AM
The plight of less fortunate families in Chicago’s western suburbs and a local organization’s philanthropic response reached as far as Moscow and the international headquarters of Bergio, a European-inspired fine jewelry company with a growing presence in the United States.
Chief executive officer and head designer Berge Abajian, in Oak Brook recently for a two-day trunk show at Nieman Marcus, was the featured guest at a private reception in the Precious Jewels Salon for Assistance League of Chicagoland West, an all-volunteer organization based in Hinsdale.
Abajian told members he likes helping in the community and announced that he is donating a pendant necklace from his collection for a special jewelry raffle at the group’s annual Books & Brunch fundraiser on Nov. 13. Abajian became familiar with ALCW through the efforts of Sheila Nicosia, manager of the Precious Jewels Salon and a longtime supporter.
ALCW outfits children in need with coats, hats and gloves; strengthens literary readiness for young children through book distribution and reading programs and delivers kitchen essentials for those moving from transitional housing to independent living.
For information on ALCW and Books & Brunch featuring authors Laura Caldwell, Margaret George and chef Paul Virant, go to www.ALCW.org or call (630) 321-2529.