We spent nearly a decade working together as journalists at Fortune Magazine. The best part about our jobs was tapping into the energy and optimism of the people we covered: entrepreneurs, philanthropists and radical thinkers who were trying to change the world for the better. We couldn't help but be inspired. Still, at the end of the day, we found there was never enough time (or, as journalists, money) to support all the causes we cared about. So at the end of 2009 we left the world of journalism to launch a line of philanthropic jewelry that would raise money and awareness for non-profits we admire.
Our first launch is a classic charm bracelet with a philanthropic twist: each charm represents a different non-profit. The organizations receive a substantial portion of every sale. Why charms? For decades, women have worn charms to tell their personal story. We think they also have the ability to tell the story of the causes they represent. Each charm is beautifully designed to symbolize the organization’s great work, and the charms each come with a “cause card” that tells the consumer more about the non-profit it represents.
We believe that conspicuous consumption is outdated. Modern women care about what they buy and who they buy it from. Altruette was formed to create beautiful objects to further beautiful objectives.

We love to hear from you! Please let us know if you have questions about your order, if you are a member of the media that is interested in featuring Altruette, or if you think your charity would be a perfect Altruette partner!

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Julie & Lee

At Altruette we want to make your shopping – and giving – experience as easy as possible. For order inquiries the best way to contact us is via email at orders@altruette.com. Emailing us is the fastest way to receive a response to your inquiry. If you do not have access to email you can also leave us a voicemail at 888.906.2210, however there may be a delay in responding to voicemail queries so please email us if possible!

Payment: We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. We do not accept PayPal, checks or cash. We can only accept one form of payment per order. All prices include a donation to the charity that sponsors each charm.

Shipping: We endeavor to have all shipments leave our warehouse within 3 business days. If there is a delay or your choice is backordered, we will contact you with this information and the expected shipping date. All shipments are sent via UPS. For this reason, we cannot ship to a PO Box. Apartment numbers must be designated where applicable. Currently Altruette only ships to addresses within the U.S.

Please be advised that UPS will make 3 delivery attempts to the "ship to address". Any cost related to changes to the "ship to" address will be the responsibility of the customer.

Exchanges or Returns: We want to make sure that you love your purchase from Altruette. Please contact us at orders@altruette.com with your name and order number if you have questions about your order or would like to exchange or return your purchase.