Jewelry, pawn shop donating to ECCAC

Special to The Sun

Jim Burgess, manager of South Walton Jewelry & Pawn, 16735 US Hwy. 331 South in Freeport, is offering to donate 20 percent of what he will pay to those who sell their gold jewelry at his shop to the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Centers in Walton and Okaloosa counties.

Based on weight and the price of gold, they will reimburse customers 100 percent of the agreed upon value. Then, on top of that, they will donate 20 percent of that amount to ECCAC in the customer’s name so that it is tax deductible for the customer.

“We’ll take any gold, but not gold plated,” Burgess said. “We can determine if something is gold plated or gold for our customers. From that unneeded one earring ladies have kept in their jewelry boxes for years, to fine jewelry that one wants to cash in, we can handle the transaction. And we’re glad to help the children ECCAC provides services to at the same time.”

For further information, call 850-880-6249 or email Store hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day except Sunday.