Philanthropy

We recognize the penchant for luxury and generosity are not always polarizing sentiments. Often, if it were not for wealthy and upper-middle class donors many charities around the world would come to a grinding halt. Many of the the same people who buy luxury items are also generous givers to worthy causes. If you are fortunate enough to have discretionary income we encourage you to shop at our online boutique.This website celebrates the link between luxury and generosity.

Considering the thin margins in retail, Discretionary Income contributes a meaningful portion of its online retail profits to recognized 501c3 charities. We provide high quality 100% authentic designer brands and private label limited edition luxury offering such as he Evita Clutch,  Aurum custom jewelry and many limited edition pre-owned certified watches at a very fair price.  This fair pricing model helps us to give a full 10% of the sale price or deposit price of all our items to charity. At the shopping cart you will see the actual dollar amount that will go to charity as a result of your purchase. Please direct our giving by choosing one of the charitable causes we have listed at check-out.

Thank you for visiting our online boutique.

Luxury and Generosity

Although we have worked hard, I suspect, we did not do it alone. Along the way we have likely been the recipients of much needed financial, emotional and spiritual support. Our upward mobility could be attributed to God, parents, grandparents, spouses, friends, mentors, colleagues, or benefactors. Without the support of those who cared about our futures it is unlikely we would be enjoying the life we have today. Your patronage will help us pass along a meaningful portion of our profits to recognized charitable organizations that focus on children and young adults who desperately need our help and support. This online boutique is well suited for patrons who recognize the link between what we have been given and what we give.

Thank You,

Joe and Cynthia Hutchison

St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital

St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital focused on children catastrophic diseases

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, founded in 1962, is a pediatric treatment and research facility focused on children’s catastrophic diseases. It is located in Memphis, Tennessee, and is a nonprofit medical corporation chartered as a 501c tax-exempt organization under IRS regulations.

The core concepts of Patient Family Centered Care places value on recognizing that each child and each family is unique. Families have different personalities, life experiences, values, beliefs, education, and religious and cultural backgrounds. Care provided should be equal to all patients and flexible so that the needs and choices of families can be met. Open honest communication between patients, their families, and health care staff. Being willing to talk about the bad as well as the good is important for changing, improving, and developing best care practices and policies. This kind of clear communication enhances the patient’s and family’s health care experience, empowering families to join in their child’s health care journey.

When families and patients understand their options, they are empowered to be involved in their child’s care. Acknowledging that families are allies for quality and safety within the health care. By working together, families and staff are strengthened by their partnership. This results in the highest quality of care.

For more information about the St. Jude Children’s Hospital visit http://www.stjude.org

Band of Angels Foundation

Band of Angels Foundation is a 22 year old organization dedicated to helping children and adults with Down syndrome

Established in 1994, Band of Angels provides support for individuals with Down syndrome and their families. Through a commitment to establish greater understanding and acceptance, Band of Angels has been the voice of hope, inspiration and independence for persons with Down syndrome and other cognitive impairments. The website is currently under revision.

Jewish Vocational Center

Jewish Vocational Center (JVS): Helping Children and Young Adult with Long Term Success 

JVS helps adults with a variety of disabilities achieve long-term success and fulfillment in work and life by helping them become independent and more integrated into their community.

Individuals build their skills and become more integrated into the community through meaningful volunteer work opportunities at local non-profits. These activities also help individuals refine their work skills if employment is desired.

JVS offers community-based assessments, training and job placement services to help individuals assess their abilities, enhance their their skills and successfully obtain and maintain employment. JVS also helps individuals who receive Supplemental Security Income and/or Social Security Disability Insurance understanding the work incentives program and how employment may affect their benefits.

This year we will be asking JS to support and explore employment opportunities for young adults with Downs Syndrome.

For more information about JVS visit: http://www.jvsdet.org