Community Involvement


Our Love for Community!

Our co-founder, Grandmother Mary Binder instilled in our family a passion, and love for giving back.  Whether she was spearheading a project for downtown Valparaiso, or raising funds as the first female Rotarian in Valparaiso, her example continues to guide us today.  Now, seven decades later, we donate more product, and support more charities and golf outing Hole-in-Ones than most other independent retailers, or more than any internet entity will ever claim.

 

Why?  It’s for our love of our community.   We support good works: And for that reason, we donate tens of thousands of dollars every year in product, goods and services, and even more in time and talent.


Please use the on-line form given below, to submit your request for a Product Donation. Because of the high volume of requests, we have moved to an on-line request process:  We apologize that we are usually unable to respond to mailed-in requests, or requests received via telephone.

 

If your request is approved, you will receive an official confirmation by email.  Due to the high volume of requests we receive, we are unable to confirm the status of requests. Our Charitable Committee gives precedence to local organizations who benefit children, families in need, who are actively promoting their events, and who are able to partner with Martin Binder Jeweler in promoting their events.

 

For quarterly budgeting and planning reasons, review requests every 60 days.  Please note the following submission deadlines for all Product Donations and sponsorship requests:

 

  • Events held January and February:  Please submit requests by October 31 previous year
  • Events held March and April:   Please submit requests by January 31
  • Events held May and June: Please submit requests by March 31
  • Events held July and August: Please submit requests by May 31
  • Events held September-October: Please submit requests by July 31
  • Events held November-December: Please submit requests by September 30

If you have missed a deadline, please note that our quarterly budget review deadlines recur each year. So that we are able to best support your event, we encourage you to plan ahead and please submit early for the following year.

 

We apologize that, because of our busy seasons, our Charitable Committee is unable to respond to any donation requests during the months of November and December. Thank you for your understanding.

 

Please note, we do not ship or mail Product Donations.


We are currently accepting donation requests for events taking place: September and October, 2016.