HOLOCAUST AWARENESS INSTITUTE
A REASON TO REMEMBER
A project to benefit the Holocaust Awareness Institute
In 2005 Alison Moss, daughter of HAI Board Member and grandchild of a Holocaust survivor, was inspired to make paper clip jewelry and other paper clip items after seeing the documentary Paper Clips. The film takes place in the small town of Whitwell, Tennessee, whose students wanted to learn about diversity by studying the Holocaust. When one student asked, How big is six million? the group worked to collect six million paper clips representing the six million Jews who died in the Holocaust.
Alison and Steven began selling their jewelry at the Young Entrepreneurs Marketplace in 2005. Based on their tremendous success, their non-profit business took off and became what they now call: A Reason to Remember. All of the profit made from the selling of their paper clip jewelry and other items is donated to the Holocaust Awareness Institute at the Center for Judaic Studies. Proceeds support the Tolerance Trunk Fund. To date, the Mosses have already raised over $3000 which is more than enough to purchase two new Tolerence trunks as part of HAI’s educational outreach program.
When Alison and her brother, Steven, sell their jewelry, they strive to tell their customers about the film which inspired them and their passion for Holocaust education. In this way, the Mosses hope to pass on the memory of the Holocaust so that it will never vanish.
For more information or to place and order please contact: Reason2Remember@aol.com
A Reason to Remember jewelry and other items
Fun Fact: All of our items are made mostly of real paper clips
Large Pins: $12.00
Magnets are available for $5.00 and a full set is also available for $30.00
ABOUT ALISON AND STEVEN
Alison is the founder and creator of A Reason to Remember. Her younger brother, Steven is her chief assistant. Alison and Steven have been making jewelry and creating other things, since they were very small. Alison is now a 10th grader at Cherry Creek High School and Steven is in 6th grade at Campus Middle School. Their interest in the Holocaust was sparked when they heard their surviving grandfather’s story. With the money that they are raising for The Holocaust Awareness Institute, they hope to buy Tolerance Trunks that will be used to educate students about the Holocaust for years to come. For any questions about their business, or to place a custom order, the Mosses can be reached at Reason2Remember@aol.com.