Father Joe’s Villages start gold and jewelry donation program

Father Joe’s Villages and its partner agencies St. Vincent de Paul Village in San Diego and Martha’s Village & Kitchen in Indio, Calif., have been empowering people to achieve self-sufficiency for more than 62 years. For more information, call (619) 446-2100 or visit neighbor.org

Father Joe’s Villages launched a gold and jewelry donation program as another unique way for San Diegans to invest in the community’s future. For decades, Father Joe Carroll has lobbied citizens for donations — “cars, boats, even a plane!” Now, the organization that carries on his legacy is expanding its plea, asking San Diegans to search through their jewelry boxes and donate any pieces that are broken or that they no longer wear.

Gold and jewelry donations are subject to further security measures than donations of used goods. All pieces are handled at Father Joe’s Villages home office by two staff members, photographed and tagged for identification. Any donation over $500 in value requires a written appraisal. Those donations appraised at over $500 by Father Joe’s Villages’ certified jewelry appraiser will get a written appraisal, which will be forwarded with a receipt to the donor, and kept on file at home office. Items valued below $500 by the appraiser will be returned to home office, the donor notified of the value, and appropriate receipt issued. In both cases the donor will be notified.

Father Joe Carroll

The liquidation of each individual item will be determined by Father Joe’s Villages vice president of retail. Items will either be scrapped for gold at fair market value, sold in Father Joe’s Villages’ retail outlets, used at fundraising events, or sent off to high-end auction houses.

As Southern California’s largest residential homeless services provider, Father Joe’s Villages and its partner agencies St. Vincent de Paul Village in San Diego and Martha’s Village & Kitchen in Indio, Calif., have been empowering people to achieve self-sufficiency for more than 62 years. What started as a small chapel serving San Diego’s impoverished has grown into a cutting-edge provider of innovative housing programs and services.

Father Joe’s Villages and its partner agencies prepare up to 4,000 meals and provide a continuum of care to nearly 1,500 individuals every day — from infants and adolescents to adults and seniors. This includes over 200 children and over 200 military veterans. As industry thought-leaders, the agencies offer innovative solutions to address the complex needs of the homeless, regardless of age, race, culture or beliefs.

The organizations’ primary goal is to transform lives and end the cycle of homelessness. To this end they provide housing, healthcare, food, clothing, education, job training and child development in an internationally modeled “one-stop-shop” approach.

The organizations’ mission is made possible only through the efforts of compassionate staff, dedicated volunteers, and generous public and private donors.

Father Joe’s Villages thanks the San Diego community for its continued support as it brings positive change to the lives of those who need it most. For more information, call (619) 446-2100 or visit neighbor.org

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