Show your style, share your passion

Looking for other ways to support the RYSE program and cross off an item on your holiday shopping list? She’s International is selling jewelry with stars and 30% of the proceeds for each sale will go towards the RYSE program. Diane Speaks, owner of the downtown boutique has a goal of selling 1,000 pieces by the end of December, and as of the beginning of the month, she’s half way there!

“We have always helped by doing charity work – fundraising to help in Kenya and Haiti, but I didn’t realize we had a problem right in our own backyard,” says Diane, referring to the amount of homeless students in our area.

Price ranges for the star jewelry are from $18–$45 with an array of choices. All are handmade with nickel-free options from Istanbul and Amsterdam. You can find the jewelry online at or at the store located at 108 Market St. SE, Roanoke, VA 24011. Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday 11 am to 7 pm and Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm.