The Something for Kelly Foundation Receives $10,000 Grant

Enthusiastic Social Media fans earn $10,000 grant to help children with eating disorders.

 Representatives from The Something For Kelly Foundation received a very welcome gift from Jewelers For Children last week by enlisting the help of their Facebook fans to win a $10,000 grant.

About The Something for Kelly Foundation

We believe in addressing potential eating disorders as early as age six to prevent a harmful and possibly intractable eating behavior from taking hold.

Patti , Geolat- Founder & Board Member

Motivated by the untimely death of her niece in 2009, jewelry industry leader, Patti Geolat created The Something For Kelly Foundation to prevent eating disorders (ED) in children ages 6-12. Its mission is to empower children to fight their predisposition to eating disorders. Through its programs and services, the foundation aspires to create a mindset shift in children, assist them in recalibrating their relationship with food, and motivate them to voluntarily choose a healthier direction. (

Patti Geolat is founder and CEO of Geolat Companies, and a widely known authority on the appraisal and sale of fine jewelry. She is a published author and sought after public speaker with a distinguished reputation for excellence, confidentiality and professionalism. (

“We are beyond grateful for this generous gift from Jewelers for Children and are appreciative of our dedicated supporters for voting every day of the competition. It was a wonderful, uniting experience for our organization and we are excited to use these funds to kick-off the programs we are putting in place to prevent eating disorders in children.” – Evann WhittDevelopment Coordinator

This generous gift is being used to:

  • Develop programs that raise awareness regarding early symptoms of eating disorders in children
  • Fund speaking arrangements before PTA groups, medical professionals, and educators
  • Underwrite the cost of the 2nd publication of Yummy Wisdom, a booklet for children which encourages a healthy relationship with food
  • Create a strong network of dedicated volunteers to join our mission

About Jewelers For Children

Jewelers For Children is a non-profit organization founded by the jewelry industry in 1999 and is dedicated to helping children in need. 2015 marks the grant program’s third year, and its goal is to fund ten $10,000 grants for local children’s charities around the country. Jewelers were asked to nominate their favorite local organization.  Public voting on the Jewelers for Children Facebook page ( determined the charities to receive the grants.

More than 18,000 people were motivated to visit the Jewelers for Children Facebook page and vote for their favorite, local charity. Jewelers For Children worked in conjunction with Something For Kelly to encourage people to vote, and their success was evident. “Just one minute of time resulted in $10,000. What could have been easier?”

About Cunningham Fine Jewelers

Vicki and Howard Cunningham nominated The Something For Kelly Foundation and are strong advocates of promoting ethics and corporate social responsibility within the jewelry industry. Their retail store, Cunningham Fine Jewelry, was a leader in the retail jewelry world for proactive store policies and its support in the eradication of conflict diamonds and responsible gold mining practices for 25 years. In 2008 Cunningham Fine Jewelry was named as one of Americas Best Jewelers and in 2009 was named to the National Jeweler Hall of Fame. Oklahoma Magazine has featured Cunningham Fine Jewelry as one of Oklahoma’s top 3 jewelry stores 10 of the past 12 years.  In March 2013 they closed their retail operation at 41st & Yale  and moved their business to an office where they continue to serve their clients with appraisals, jewelry repair, special orders and as always beautiful diamonds. (


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About The Something For Kelly Foundation

Motivated by her niece's - Kelly Burk Nobbe - untimely death in 2009, Patti Geolat has created a national foundation to prevent eating disorders (ED) in children ages 6-12. Something for Kelly was launched this year during the National Eating Disorde

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