Where’s the doggone funds?
The ASPCA promises jewelry chain Alex and Ani has failed to hand in excess of additional than $99,000 the organization lifted for the animal nonprofit by promoting a unique paw print bangle.
The Rhode Island-based mostly Alex and Ani started promoting the “Prints of Love” charms as portion of its “Charity by Design” effort, in 2014, promising to donate 20% of the $34 buy cost and eventually elevating additional than $2 million, according to the ASPCA.
But Alex and Ani has but to hand about the remaining chunk of funds, in accordance to a Nov. 12 Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit filed by the ASPCA.
“Contrary to its representations to ASPCA and customers, Alex and Ani has failed to donate tens of thousands of bucks of promised funds owing to ASPCA beneath the charitable arrangement,” the ASPCA fees in court papers.
The ASPCA said in a assertion it was “grateful” for the support of Alex and Ani clients and “would like to acquire the equilibrium of the donations that are due based on buys created in fantastic faith in guidance of our mission.”
Alex and Ani didn’t quickly return a information.