In an effort to reduce gun violence, Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter has announced that the city is partnering with social entrepreneur and humanitarian Peter Thum’s Liberty United program. After a trip to Africa, Thum began to wonder how he can address the issue of gun violence and from there Liberty United was created. Liberty United transforms the remnants of guns and bullets collected in cities across the United States into jewelry and art. The greatest part about this program is that the proceeds from the sale of these pieces help fund programs which reduce gun violence through collaboration with cities across the country. This program allows customers to choose to customize pieces with an engraving. You can even have your purchase directly benefit Philadelphia when you select Philadelphia as the beneficiary on the sales form.
You can find more information about Liberty United and purchase these pieces at libertyunited.com.