On Saturday, South County residents can shop and support Morgan Hill teen Sierra LaMar at the same time.
Wagner, who represents the jewelry line Stella & Dot, will have a mixture of "bling bling" available for purchase during the event, and will donate 10 percent of her sales to the Sierra LaMar fund, which needs donations to support awareness efforts, like posters of Sierra on billboards.
Several fundraisers have been organized for Sierra thus far, with the last one happening on April 19 at , where an estimated 400 people dined to support the Ann Sobrato High sophomore. A in Fremont, too.
Stella & Dots’ jewelry line is apparently very popular, which is why Wagner believes a combo event featuring the jewelry line and another "high caliber business” will help raise funds for Sierra’s ongoing search efforts.
“This particular event is my way of extending the reach of Stella & Dot to our local community,” Wagner said. “Sleep Play Love is a local business I support, [and] after several visits I approached the owner about having an event and we agreed that our first event together would be for Sierra LaMar.”
Aside from feeling, “A strong sense of a community that rallies when someone needs our help,” Wagner's also motivated to pitch in for personal reasons.
“As a mother, I know if it were my child in these circumstances, I would appreciate any and all help from the community around me,” she said.
Wagner said Stella & Dot’s jewelry line features a diverse collection that’s appealing to different tastes. The jewelry is made using mixed materials, like semi-precious stones, crystals, glass and is coated in gold vermeil and hand-painted enamel.
“Our jewelry selections range from bold statement necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings to delicate everyday necklaces. We also have a children's line,” she said. “While women are typically our main customers, with Mother's Day on May 13, anyone can pick something up for Mom while supporting a worthy cause.”
The event is Saturday, May 5th, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Sleep Play Love, located at 17367 Monterey St. in Morgan Hill.
Sierra LaMar was last seen at her home the morning of March 16.
Most recently, the Sheriff's Office announced that detectives are currently . The sexual offenders were contacted because of sexual registrant checks being conducted in the Sierra LaMar case, but were arrested on unrelated charges, authorities said.
For previous coverage of the Sierra LaMar case, refer to the Sierra LaMar Disappearance: Comprehensive Updates and Information page.
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