This year marks the 10thanniversary of Bulgari’s partnership with Save the Children. It also marks the 100thanniversary of this foundation, which was established to create programs that provide support to the world’s most vulnerable youths. To celebrate these two occasions, Bulgari North America, in cooperation with the Save the Children organization, has launched Arte di Bulgari – an afterschool arts program for children.
The first Bulgari Arts program took place last week at De Zavala Elementary School in Channelview, Texas. In fact, Daniel Paltridge, President of Bulgari North America, was there to witness the program in action and to meet with the children reaping the benefits. The Arte di Bulgari program will be administered in two school districts in the greater Houston area and is in conjunction with the existing literacy, math and enrichment programs operated by Save the Children via its Early Steps to School Success program.
The Greater Houston area was selected for the program because the area is still struggling to recover from the impact of Hurricane Harvey last year. The Arte de Bulgari program, designed to help children develop self-confidence and self-awareness, will enable social-emotional learning though the arts. Everything from dance to theater, sculpture, painting, photography, visual arts and more will be offered to the children. Additionally, for this program, Bulgari and Save the Children have tapped local artist and experts from the community.
“Bulgari North America is proud to announce the next chapter in our incredible 10 year partnership with Save the Children with the introduction of Arte di Bulgari,” says Daniel Paltridge, President of Bulgari North America. “The arts are fundamental to the Bulgari brand identity, so supporting the arts through childhood education is a natural mission for us.”
Also to honor the 10th anniversary of the partnership, Bulgari recently unveiled a new custom-designed pendant dedicated to Save the Children, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Save the Children organization. The pendant, which retails for $770, is inspired by the brand’s iconic Bulgari Bulgari jewelry and is crafted in sterling silver with an onyx insert and a ruby and has the charity’s logo on the back.
Throughout its 10-year partnership with Save the Children, Bulgari has raised approximately $100 million for programs that have reached more than 1.5 million children globally. Much of those funds have been raised through the sales of Bulgari’s Save the Children jewelry collection. Just last year, Bulgari embarked on a youth empowerment program with Save the Children that brought theChef Niko Romito to Bolivia to work with the children.