When you Embrace the Difference®, you make a difference for kids living with T1D!

JDRF  is thrilled to benefit from a fundraiser on behalf of MaryRose Saper and her family!

From her mom: “MaryRose was 6 when she was diagnosed. I remember her asking, “Mommy, why did this happen to me?” I told her I didn’t know. But what I did know, is that we would learn to manage it. She most certainly does! She is now 10, and loves life. She has been dancing with the Fit Physique (since she was 4!)  and is now in Lyrical Ballet and Jazzy Hip Hop. MaryRose is a delight to all who meet her. She went to Diabetes Camp Aspire for the first time last summer, and really had a ball with the other kids with diabetes. She plans to return this year!  She is a team player, and always tries to include those who might feel excluded at school.  MaryRose doesn’t let her T1D slow her down, and is excited to share this opportunity for our family and friends to show support and raise funds for JDRF!

$5 - $100 from every purchase from this website is donated directly to JDRF!

As the leading global organization funding T1D research, JDRF’s mission is to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications.

By raising money and awareness, you’ll help make a world without T1D a reality.

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The Story

Behind the Symbol

A single square embraced by circles shows us
we’re all connected, no matter our differences.

Designed by a mother of a child with disabilities
to spread kindness and acceptance, and raise
money for organizations that do the same.

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Take a look around! $5 – $100 from every piece purchased is donated directly to JDRF!

Apparel

WEAR YOUR HEART
ON YOUR SLEEVE

$5  from every
piece 
is donated

Classic Collection

ALWAYS BE KIND
AND ACCEPTING

$10 – $100 from every
piece is donated

Heart Collection

MADE TO SPREAD
THE LOVE

$10 – $30  from every
piece is donated

Linear Collection

INSPIRATION
ALL DAY LONG

$10 – $30 from every
piece is donated

Charm Collection

STYLISH JEWELRY
WITH CHARM

$10 from every
piece is donated

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$5 – $100
from every piece
piece is donated

Kind Words from Our Friends

The Alzheimer’s Association, WNY Chapter is so pleased to be a part of the Embrace the Difference initiative. Robyn’s jewelry design is beautiful and simple, yet it perfectly represents the connectedness and differences in all of us. While we are very grateful for the donations it has brought to our organization, we also believe in their vision of acceptance for everyone, regardless of disability, age or illness.

Lynn W.

Alzheimer’s Association, WNY Chapter

The reviews regarding the Embrace the Difference jewelry are consistently enthusiastic and positive. Men and women love the variety of jewelry items and the opportunity for lovely gifts! Staff and families have expressed their positive feelings about “Embrace the Difference”, and love the significance of the name. Bornhava is most grateful for the promptness we receive the bonus from purchases These financial gifts enable Bornhava to provide the extras that are so significant to children—We are most thankful.

Barbara-Jo H.

Bornhava

Embrace the Difference is not only beautiful, but it speaks to people. When you see someone with an Embrace the Difference piece, you are curious to know their story. Danceability, a dance and movement program for children and adults with special needs and their families, is thrilled to be one of the Embrace the Difference charities. The donations we have received are making a difference for our dancers. We all can’t wait to see what piece of jewelry is next!

Robin Bishop

Co-Executive Director, Danceability

Robyn created a version of the two tone Embrace the Difference ring that is as extraordinary as my Eric. I proudly wear it daily as it connects me to my son in a new way that pictures and memories could not. It inspires me to continue creating awareness and outreach efforts relating to chronically ill children in need of specialized long term care facilities, the mission of the Eric Brigandi Foundation.

Rosalie LaRocco

Founder, The Eric Brigandi Foundation

Evergreen Health Services and Embrace the Difference share the same values. Every day, the Evergreen staff works to provide quality care to the WNY community. We’re so pleased that this jewelry exists as a beautiful reminder of what we’re all working toward: understanding, inclusion, respect. We are proud to promote Embrace the Difference, and to be a recipient of their charitable giving.

Ron Silverio

President/CEO, Evergreen Health Services

As a service provider, “Embrace the Difference” speaks to me on 2 levels: spiritual and support. To embrace, love, accept, and include people with other abilities is what we should be all about. This concept of inclusion IS our mission and must be our passion. To be supported financially from the generous donations of the sale of the jewelry further reinforces the provider who embraces that mission and passion. The Zimmer family “gets it!” I am very happy to be drawn into their circle.

Michael G.

Heritage Centers

Type 1 diabetes makes our kids strong, independent, and resilient. We “Embrace the Difference” as we face our challenges with hope.

Alexandra Kobza.

JDRF

As a mother of a child who passed away, I am always looking for where I am supposed to be and where I fit…..and again, with your design, I feel like it is possible to find my place again! Thank you for giving me a little bit more hope everyday, more so, thanks for giving my students a feeling of belonging now! YOU ROCK!!

Ashley Smith Chauvin

Joubert Syndrome Children

We are all true believers that “we are connected” as we embark on our individual journeys. We are connected by our strength, our fears, our hopes and our differences. Thank you for designing jewelry and gifts that assists us with promoting acceptance and understanding while also raising money for Kaely’s Kindness Foundation. We are so very grateful that we have been chosen to assist in spreading the message of kindness and acceptance.

Maggie Dreyer

Kaely's Kindness Foundation

We are proud to be a participating charity. Robyn’s jewelry is stunning and beautifully symbolizes that we are all interconnected despite our differences. As an organization, we appreciate the donations received and the families and individuals we serve are grateful to have a unique piece of jewelry that means so much to them.

Megan A. Thering

Development Specialist, Summit Educational Resources

We Provide Gifts With Meaning

As a mother of a child with developmental differences I am well aware of the many challenges faced each day by people with chronic illness, physical, emotional and developmental disabilities. I designed the Embrace The Difference® symbol to show support, acceptance and kindness no matter what difference we may have.