Bvlgari and Save the Children
Since beginning its unique partnership in 2009 with Save the Children, Bvlgari has raised over $100 million globally through sales of an iconic Save the Children jewelry collection. More than half a million people have purchased the signature pieces, including a ring, a bracelet and a pendant. Funds raised through the partnership have been invested in over 120 projects, reaching more than 2 million at-risk children and youth through education, emergency response, poverty reduction and youth empowerment programs. In the United States, Bvlgari is a generous supporter of Save the Children’s education programs and, most notably, Arte di Bvlgari.
Arte di Bvlgari
Art is a pillar of Bvlgari; we know arts programs for children can have a significant and positive impact on their academic and emotional learning. In rural communities where Save the Children works, children have limited exposure to the arts. Bvlgari North America and Save the Children are proud to have launched Arte di Bvlgari in Texas and in California. This unique community-based arts program provides the opportunity for children enrolled in our afterschool programming to engage in youth-centered arts. Children have the chance to participate in a wide variety of arts including dance, theater, sculpture, painting, photography, visual arts, music and more.
The program, which launched in Texas as kids were recovering from Hurricane Harvey, helps kids across all program sites deal with the disruption and hardships brought on by COVID-19. Arte di Bvlgari incorporates elements of social-emotional learning and is now delivering the art lesson and learning packets remotely and providing gift-in-kind art supplies, books and creative materials to students at home.
In 2009, Bvlgari decided to take action on behalf of children in need around the world. Partnering with Save the Children, Bvlgari launched a campaign of unprecedented ambition and scope. They custom-designed a Save the Children jewelry collection – donating a portion of the sales to support our programs. For each B.Zero1 pendant, ring and bracelet sold, $100 is donated to Save the Children. The collection is available in Bvlgari stores worldwide, select department stores and on Bvlgari’s website. This year, Bvlgari is donating 10% of U.S. online and in store sales on Saturday, May 8th to support Save the Children’s Arte di Bvlgari programs in Texas and California. Save the Children’s Arte di Bvlgari program began in 2019 by providing an arts curriculum to children who do not have access to such enrichment opportunities as a way to help them develop self-confidence, self-efficacy, and self-awareness. This year, Save the Children’s Arte di Bvlgari Program is extending into the summer months, bringing an arts curriculum to SummerBoost Camp programs in California and Texas. In addition to extending programming into the summer, Save the Children is expanding to 5 more program sites in Central Valley, California to reach even more children with Arte di Bvlgari arts enrichment programming. With Bvlgari’s support, Save the Children is also continuing to provide children and families in local communities with health and hygiene resources and materials to help keep kids safe, healthy, and learning during the pandemic.
Renowned photographer Fabrizio Ferri has played a critical role in the partnership’s continued success through his portrait collection of almost 250 celebrities. The collection features personalities from around the world wearing the Save the Children jewelry collection with their raised hands symbolizing the message to “STOP. THINK. GIVE.”
Several celebrities involved in the partnership have actively engaged in field visits to Save the Children programs and observed firsthand the impact of our partnership. Among them, Adrien Brody visited several project sites in Nepal supported by Save the Children in the aftermath of the 2015 earthquake. Most recently, actress and model Suki Waterhouse visited our U.S. Program sites in California. To mark Giving Tuesday, Bulgari unveiled #GiveHope, an interactive social campaign using Instagram stories posted by influencers to support our work around the globe.
To date, Save the Children’s Bvlgari-supported programs have reached over 2 million children and trained nearly 67,000 teachers through educational activities and initiatives in nearly 5,000 schools. Many of the schools are in areas affected by conflict, extreme poverty or emergencies. Bvlgari’s donations benefit our programs for children in 35 countries, including: Afghanistan, Albania, Australia, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, China, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Malawi, Mexico, Montenegro, Mozambique, Serbia, Spain, South Africa, South Sudan, Uganda, the U.K., the U.S., Vietnam, and Zambia.
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