Rings of Hope

Donations to Tough Angels are distributed to a few specific projects which empowers, protects, and advocates for survivors of rape and violence. We also fund education programs for at-risk street children in S. Africa and Kenya. Incredible progress is being made thanks to the support of people like you. Make a tax-deductible donation and stay involved with us!



We are excited to announce a very special way to contribute to our work: our unique Rings of Hope Project!

Founder Patricia Melnice experienced a marvelous catharsis after she repurposed her wedding ring from her past marriage to help build a home in South Africa for her Zulu friend’s family and eleven orphans. From that one simple decision, so many lives have changed for the better. You too can be part of this effort to help women and children of rape find solace and safety.

You likely have jewelry that is broken or missing parts. Perhaps you have a single earring in the back of your jewelry box no longer useful. You may have a wedding ring from a past relationship, class rings, or other jewelry you no longer need. Those items can help make a difference. Through a unique arrangement, The Rings of Hope Project through Tough Angels can receive full refinery salvage price for your donations. Jewelers will only give you a fraction of recycled value for items taken there, but The Rings of Hope Project can make your donations worth full value and therefore go farther to help our cause.

Please send any jewelry that you would like to donate, including rings, chains, earrings, pendants, and broken or forgotten jewelry items of 10, 14, or 18K, white, yellow gold, platinum or silver. When possible, remove stones as the refinery does not compensate us for jewels. Even the smallest item is of value to us and is much appreciated!

Please send your donation to:

Tough Angels, Inc.
C/O Rings of Hope
710 Tenacity Drive, #201
Longmont, CO 80504

Or call 303.880.8086 for further information

Please enclose your name and address and we will send you a tax receipt for your records with an estimated value of your donation. With profound gratitude, we thank you for assisting us in providing safety and hope for others in need.
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