The man behind the diamond jewelry fundraising mission for Jaycee Dugard has given RadarOnline.com a tour of his store.
Mark Kahn, who owns Mark Kahn Jewelers, is selling donated jewelry to secure much needed funds for the mother-of-two, who spent 18 years in captivity after being kidnapped by Phillip and Nancy Garrido.
“I was contacted by The Fellowship Church of the East Bay here in Danville and they’ve asked me to sell some of the jewelry that was donated for Jacyee Dugard,” Kahn told RadarOnline.com.
“The money will go to her foundation to support her for the next year.”
So far, the church has raised nearly $13,000 for the family from fundraising activities, such as the this. It has also been paying the $2,500-a-month rent.
“We sold a diamond necklace, six carats of diamonds that went all the way around the neck, and it was set in platinum,” Kahn said.
In this exclusive interview, Kahn showed off some of the items that are for still sale.
“A ring that is 2.5 to 3 carats of diamonds, 18k gold, very nice quality and a ladies Rolex, oyster perpetual, 18k and stainless steel,” he showed RadarOnline.com. “It is valued at $7150 and we are selling it for about $2800.”
An 18 carat gold necklace with one carat of diamonds is also up for grabs.
Kahn said interest in helping Jaycee is increasing. “We’ve had the jewelry a month; it is not moving fast but times are slow. We’re getting a lot of phone calls people are interested. We are hoping there are going to be a lot more people coming in.”
RadarOnline.com revealed how Jaycee has started the process of writing a book about her ordeal at the hands of her evil kidnapper, Philip Garrido and his wife Nancy.
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Jaycee and her family were relocated to a safe location in the rural part of the East Bay within driving distance of the home she was held captive at in Antioch, according to a pastor at the church.
However, the state only gives most abduction victims $2,000 in financial aid.
If you want to help Jaycee, checks can be made payable to the Jaycee Lee Dugard Trust Fund or Mark Kahn Jewelers can be reached at 925-837-3262.
Make checks payable to:
Mail to: Jaycee Lee Dugard Trust Fund, P O Box 596, Atwood, CA 92811