These incredible bracelets are worn wt great power. The power of CHANGE.
I'm heading to NY this weekend & will finally meet the badass @jessica_mindich of @calibercollection !!
"The Caliber Collection began in January 2012 as a collaboration with the Mayor of Newark, NJ, Cory Booker, as a way to turn illegal and unwanted guns from our cities streets into jewelry. The vision was simple yet profound. By transforming instruments of destruction, illegal and unwanted weapons and shell casings swept from crime scenes, into jewelry, the Caliber Collection could create a virtuous cycle by funding a gun buyback and amnesty programs from the proceeds of its sales. To date, they have taken over 2,000 illegal guns off the streets and have raised over $145,000 for police departments in Newark, Hartford, the San Francisco Bay Area, Detroit and Miami from the sale of Caliber products to customers in over 87 countries.
Jessica created an innovative line of jewelry made from guns taken off the streets of Newark, aptly named — The Caliber Collection. Once exposed to the systemic inequities that has resulted in a disproportionate level of violence and poverty in these disenfranchised communities, Jessica decided to focus solely on The Caliber Collection, and now works alongside community leaders in cities around the country to fight for progress and change. After years of collaborating with police departments, mayor’s offices, prisons, gang members, community leaders and individuals, Jessica is a recognized voice in the fight against urban gun violence."
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