How ELLA Designs Supports Bipolar Research
ELLA Designs donates 50% of all profits from jewelry sales to the Heinz C Prechter Bipolar Research Fund at the University of Michigan Depression Center.
We envision a future when everyone with a mental illness will recover, a future when mental illnesses can be prevented or cured, a future when mental illnesses are detected early.
– Prechter Bipolar Research Fund
ELLA Designs Mission
To support research into psychiatric genetic, bipolar disorder in order to find genetic solutions for individuals with bipolar disorder to help them live an excellent quality of life. The Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Fund provides research on the causes, prevention, and treatment of bipolar disorder. The vision is to be able to personalize treatment and prevent recurrences to enable those with bipolar disorder to lead healthy and productive lives.
ELLA Designs Jewelry Donation Support Summary
As we wrapped up 2016 and the many successful generously hosted jewelry parties, open houses, and trunk shows, ELLA Designs is happy to share the updated four-year summary of donations we’ve been able to make from the sales of our expanding jewelry line:
- 2016 = $46,000
- 2015 = $42,000
- 2014 = $35,000
- 2013 = $25,000
Each year our efforts become more successful, and we are close to doubling our annual donation amount to the Prechter Bipolar Research Fund since our first year.
To date (in just four years) we have been able to contribute to the Fund, a total of $148,000 (and counting!).
The donated funds continues to help ground breaking research currently being developed to find early detection, better treatment and eventually a cure for Bipolar Disorder.
Read more on our 2016 Year End Update blog post.
Interested in joining us in helping the research to find a cure for Bipolar Disorder?
There are several ways you can help and get involved:
- Host an ELLA Designs Jewelry Party Open House (the host/hostess receives 15% of the day’s sales in the form retail jewelry)
- Showcase or carry the ELLA Designs Jewelry line in your store
- Shop from home, directly on our website (shipping is free for overs over $100)
- Purchase a Gift Card for a friend, family member, or any one else so they can pick out exactly what they’d like
Remember: ELLA Designs always donateS 50% of the profits from all types of jewelry sales to the Prechter Bipolar Research Fund, so no matter what the form of your purchase, you are giving a gift, twice!
To receive more information about the Prechter Bipolar Reseach Fund, please contact:
U-M Depression Center / Rachel Upjohn Building
4250 Plymouth Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2700
Phone: (877) UM-GENES (864-3637)
Every donation brings us closer to a cure.