Cline Jewelers hosting book drive; will travel to East Africa
Last updated 6/26/2019 at Noon
Gina Hawkins of Cline Jewelers has a fairly typical morning commute to work. But in early August, she’ll be boarding a plane to embark on a trip to eastern Africa.
Once there, she will meet not only several local gemstone miners and their families, but also Roger Dery, a Michigan resident, gem cutter, and founder of Gem Legacy, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support education, vocational training, and local economies in East African mining communities.
Dery and Hawkins share some connections. The first should be obvious they both have a love and appreciation for respons...