Featured Charity: Nurse House

Giving Through Jewelry believes in giving back and that’s why 10% of all sales are donated to a charity of the buyer’s choice. There are so many charities to choose from so we like to highlight one organization every month. This month we’re featuring the nonprofit organization, Nurse House for the month of January. You can check out our FACEBOOK page to see how much we donate.

Nurses House is a national organization dedicated to helping Registered Nurses in need. Nurses House offers assistance with housing expenses and medical expenses to RNs who are seriously ill, injured, disabled or facing other dire circumstance.


In 1924, Nurses House began when Emily Bourne left $300,000 in her will, stipulating that it be used to provide a place where nurses, ill or exhausted, could come to rest between cases. Although she wasn’t a nurse, Mrs. Bourne thought highly of nurses. With the money, a stately, beach-front mansion was purchased. The house could hold up to 60 residents at any given time.

Nurses House was often filled to capacity during the busy summer months, as accommodations were peaceful, restful and provided privacy. Nurses who came to rest were referred to as “guests,” and this term is still used today. Meals were said to be outstanding, enjoyed by all the guests during group dining.

Nearly four decades later, as a result of changing socio-economic times, the governing body of Nurses House realized that nurses really needed short-term financial assistance to get back on their feet in their own communities. In 1959, the Bourne home was sold to create a fund, the only national charitable foundation dedicated to helping nurses in need.

Though Nurses House is no longer a physical place of respite, it continues to meet Bourne’s mission of helping nurses when they need it most.


Ways to Help


Nurse House appreciates all donations. Visit their website to contribute and learn more.

Start a Crowdfunding Campaign

Make a difference by launching your own personalized campaign.

Start a Marathon Event

Organize a Race or Challenge Event

Start a Special Occasion Campaign

Dedicate your special day to us.

Host a 3rd Party Event

Involve the community by hosting an event.

Become a Volunteer

We’re always looking for great people to get involved.

Support a Nurses House, Inc Project

Browse and support our fundraising campaigns.


Other Ways you Can Help

Corporate Matches

If you are planning to make a donation, make sure to check with your employer to see if they have a charitable match program, because one donation is good, but two is even better!



A charitable bequest is a distibution from an estate to a charitable organization through your last will and testament. Charitable bequests are a meaningful way to carry on one’s legacy. If you think there may me additional funds left, after your family’s needs have been met, we hope you will consider making a gift to Nurses House to continue helping nurses in need. If you wish to make a bequest to Nurses House, all it takes is a call to your attorney to add Nurses House as a beneficiary in your will.


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