West Haven (WTNH) - If you've fallen on hard times you may still be able to giveyour mom a sparkling Mother's Day gift thanks to the generosity ofa West Haven jewelry store.
Cellini Design Jewelers is giving away free gifts for Mother'sDay for those who are out of work.
"It's giving back to the public. It's giving to the people whoare having such a hard time," Jean Bengiveango said. "It's Mother'sDay. What better time to do something generous and wonderful?"
The 60-year family business is giving fresh water pearl giftsets to those who are out of work, who in turn give it to themother in their life. It could be a necklace, a bracelet, earringsor a heart and earring set. Each is worth about fifty dollars.
In order to pull a gold wrapped box out of a basket sitting onthe counter you'll have to show proof of hardship, specifically thestub from an unemployment check. Some folks have already takenadvantage of the jewelry giveaway.
"She was just laid off and so she wanted to get something forher mom because this year she is not able to," Bengiveango said."We had a gentleman who came who just lost his job and just wasn'table to get something for his wife with his children."
There is a limited supply of just 100 boxes, so once the basketis empty the giveaway is over.
"What is important is the idea of teaching your children givingis a good thing," Bengiveango said.
The jewelry store is expecting a lot of folks at its doorWednesday. The event runs through the end of the week or until thegifts run out.
Cellini Design Jewelers is located at 560Forest Road in West Haven.
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