JBJD in the Community
Team Jennifer Jones- Jewellery Sponsor
Johanna and Jennifer met in 2008 at a JBJD sale. Jennifer made her first JBJD order that year, and so began their friendship. The Olympic Gold medalist has beautifully worn numerous JBJD pieces throughout the years, particularly our necklaces! Johanna is proud to be the jewellery sponsor for Team Jennifer Jones, and hopes her lucky stones will bring the team a little extra luck in their 2018/19 season!
The Team Jones necklace
Johanna and Team Jennifer Jones has also partnered to sell the Team Jones necklace, a sterling silver lucky stone on a chunky chain. A portion of all online sales from the Team Jennifer Jones necklace will be donated to Special Olympics Canada.
Cancer Care Manitoba
In 2014, Johanna, along side her good friend and cancer survivor Sandra, set a fundraising goal of $10,000 and came up with 'Stepping Stones – 365 days of giving in support of Women’s cancer' - A special piece of jewellery was created from a lucky hole stone found in Gimli in the summer of 2013.
The limited edition 365 stones were made and sold at various events for a year. The goal was to sell one stone a day for a year to raise funds in support of Women’s cancer. This stone was called the Stepping Stone in honour of all the various steps along one’s cancer journey. In 2015, Johanna and Sandra presented the cheque to Cancer Care Manitoba.
Canadian Education Initiative in Ghana Inc. (CEIG)
JBJD and CEIG teamed up in 2011 & 2012 to help raise money for CEIG's school building efforts in Ghana. Johanna designed a special silver pendant with the Akokonan symbol on it. 100% of the proceeds from these pendants goes to CEIG, Inc. and the building/maintaining of KG and primary schools in rural Ghana. As well, 10% of the proceeds from Johanna's other lines of jewelry sold at the party and was donated to CEIG.