Suzanne (seen here with her paternal grandmother and John) sent this message to her customers today:
“At Luna & Stella, we make fine jewelry that celebrates our closest connections, the relationships between parents and grandparents, sons and daughters, aunts and uncles, sisters and brothers, partners and the friends that are our family. I believe those relationships are the greatest treasures we have.
“But recently I have been thinking more about the extension of these relationships — community. Specifically, I have thinking about what the role of businesses in civil discourse is and should be, and what my role as a small business owner should be in being a part of the conversation.
“I am the first to admit I don’t have all the answers. But I think we owe it to our children and communities to start somewhere. The place we are starting is with Facing History and Ourselves. For over 40 years, Facing History has been training educators to teach empathy, tolerance, and civic responsibility through the lens of history.
“On #givingtuesday, November 29, Luna & Stella will give 20% of all sales on our website to Facing History.
“Thank you for your support of this important work.
“P.S. As a thank you, use code FACINGHISTORY for free shipping on your order. If you are not able to shop on #givingtuesday, we will make a donation equal to 20% of your purchase all season long with this code.
“P.P.S. My friend and Facing History Los Angeles Director Liz Vogel interviewed me for Facing History’s website. Read the interview here.”