CT Jeweler Raises $1,500 for Bristol Police Heroes Fund with Charity Event

If you saw a fleet of police cruisers in the Baribault Jewelers’ Glastonbury parking lot on Monday, January 9, 2023, it was not any type of emergency, but rather, strong visual support for the company’s public National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day celebration. Specifically, the family business hosted a daylong charity event that benefitted the Bristol Police Heroes Fund and featured complimentary coffee and doughnuts, photo opportunities with local police officers and a limited supply of the exclusive, popular “Thin Blue Line” bracelets, which 100% supports the local non-profit organization.

“What an amazing outpouring of love that the Connecticut community showed once again for this important cause,” said Raeann Baribault Schwartz, co-owner of Baribault Jewelers. “Between people coming into our store to purchase the B Fierce and B Brave designs, as well calling us to order them over the phone, we raised $1,500, but still have 30 more bracelets in stock. We want to completely sell out so that we raise the maximum amount of money for the families of the fallen Bristol police officers.”

Baribault Schwartz and her sister Christina Baribault Ortiz created The Power to B jewelry collection four years ago to encourage everyone to B Strong, B Fierce, B Badass, B Limitless or B Fearless by linking these cursive phrases with a colorful cord.

The duo custom-designed a commemorative “Thin Blue Line” bracelet in October when Bristol Police Sgt. Dustin Demonte and Officer Alex Hamzy were gunned down in the line of duty. The $78 bracelet features a power word in silver on a navy-blue cord in order to give strength to the wearer while showing support for the men and women in blue. Baribault Jewelers presented a $5,000 check to The Bristol Police Heroes Fund in the fall.

The 30 limited-edition bracelets will be available at Baribault Jewelers store located at 81 Rankin Road in Glastonbury until they sell out.

As the wife of a police officer, I want to ensure that Sgt. Dustin Demonte and Officer Alex Hamzy’s ultimate sacrifice are never forgotten,” adds Baribault Ortiz. “We can’t take the pain away, but we hope to make just a small difference by comforting the families now and in the year ahead.”

About Baribault Jewelers

Since 1948, Baribault Jewelers has been guided by its core values of authenticity, integrity, service, gratitude, courage, trust and respect in providing sterling service to its local, statewide and national clientele. While styles come and go, the mission of the family business has always been to help its valued customers create beautiful memories with the people they love. Visit www.baribaultjewelers.com.

PHOTO: Only 30 more “Thin Blue Line” charity bracelets are left in stock at Baribault Jewelers’ Glastonbury store to benefit the Bristol Police Officers Fund. The family jeweler has raised an additional $1,500 for the non-profit in honor of National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day and hopes to completely sell out of its popular silver and navy-blue cord bracelets, which cost $78. 

Photo Courtesy of: Baribault Jewelers


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