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Our Story

The Women’s Shelter Jewelry Project was founded in 1998 by Micki Lippe, a fine arts jeweler in Seattle, Washington. Her goal was to use her skills as a jeweler to help women experiencing domestic violence.

Micki realized that there was plenty of unused jewelry that could be donated for women in shelters. Her efforts evolved into this program powered entirely by volunteers. Our project gives jewelry and cash grants to over 25 organizations and programs in Washington State.

A piece of jewelry brings hope, dignity, and joy when it’s given for holidays, birthdays, a job interview, or to just lift spirits. Children often select a piece as a gift for their mom for a special occasion.

Many thanks to our Sponsors and Partners!


The Seattle Metals Guild, for supporting our project for over 20 years!

Angels for Angels, 

Our fiscal sponsor!

Ridwell, a subscription recycling service collecting jewelry donations for us!


Boma Jewelry, a Seattle-based company donating pre-sorted jewelry to us!

Crane Jewelers, providing expert jewelry advice, and serving as our consignment sales partner.

We also thank:

Our many jewelry collection sites, for providing locations for jewelry donations!


Our amazing volunteers, for helping us bring hope to women in need, one piece of jewelry at a time.

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