Year Round Fundraiser to Benefit Wreaths Across America
When My Team Jewelry owner Paula Mattei met Brad Kaufman, co-founder and partner with Valhalla Business Brokers for a McKinney Chamber 1 to 1, she knew right away a great friendship would develop.
Brad was kind, sincere, and generous the entire time,” says Mattei. “And with our shared interests in faith, family, and giving back, Brad was the first person I thought of teaming up with for my next collaboration.”
My Team Jewelry creates custom jewelry and accessories featuring logos, graphics, and photos. One of Paula’s feature services is donating a percentage of her sales to various schools, teams, and charitable organizations.
She was looking for a veterans group to benefit from the sales of her new Patriotic Collection. “I have always had a heart for our military,” she says. “My father and brother both served in the Navy and currently my youngest son is a First Lieutenant in the Marine Corps.”
“I knew Brad had a law enforcement background and Valhalla Business Brokers is a veteran-law enforcement owned business so I approached him and asked him if he knew of a group that would like to be a part of my fundraiser,” says Mattei.
It was no surprise that Kaufman had the answer. Brad and his Valhalla Team support Wreaths Across America, an organization dedicated to remembering the fallen, honoring those who serve, and teaching our children the value of freedom.
Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, their mission to remember, honor and teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at more than 2,100 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad.
Valhalla Business Brokers sponsor the Melissa Cemetery (TXMCMR) in Melissa, Texas and have been for two years. Kaufman states, “my business partner, Andrew Lowery, lives in Melissa and thought it was appropriate to select the Melissa Cemetery. 2021 was our first year to participate with Wreaths Across America and we look forward to a continued relationship.”
To help with fundraising efforts, My Team Jewelry will be donating 30% of the sales from every purchase from her Patriotic Collection. “I am very excited and honored to team up with Valhalla and to help raise money for Wreaths Across America,” exclaims Mattei. “It will be an honor to support and participate in this special national event.”
Want to help support or become involved? You can help by sponsoring a wreath, volunteering, or inviting friends to help. For more information and to sponsor a wreath, visit the Melissa Donation Page.
To shop the My Team Jewelry Patriotic Collection, click here.