RANDOLPH, NJ- Randolph Township is fortunate to be served by many small businesses who actively engage with the community and generously support our schools, social clubs, and sports teams. One business that certainly is among the most generous of them all is John Herold Jewelers, a staple in Randolph for 23 years.
From regularly donating custom designed jewelry for community fundraisers, to sponsoring town Recreation and High School sports teams, to donating monetary funds to sponsor other charity events, Herold has certainly made his mark on Randolph. Not even a worldwide pandemic could stop him from continuing to do his part to help keep his community strong.
“John Herold is still here supporting the community, even during this uncertain time,” said Jessica Faranda, a longtime employee of the Jewelry store. “A lot of people have told me over the years that they love how much he donates, and how he is always willing to help the community.”
But not everything Herold does is broadcast on the back of a T-Shirt or promoted on posters and brochures that help drive ticket sales to an event.
Two weeks ago, Girl Scout Troop 6716 approached Herold about allowing them to use his prominent corner lawn spot at Sussex and Millbrook to put up a “Randolph Strong” sign. But it wasn’t enough for Herold to just give them permission to use his property for the rented sign. He went one step further, and along with the Burrini Family and Rafkin Esquire, he purchased another sign - telling the Troop he thought it would be great to keep it up all summer long to show Randolph pride.
When he heard that Pizza Palace was donating Pizza’s to local hospitals during this current COVID-19 epidemic, Herold reached out to owner Antonio Donato and donated some money to help support the free food cause. Herold is also currently donating a portion of all online / curb side pickup sales to our own first responders at the Randolph Rescue Squad.
“Randolph is home; I’ve been in town for over 35 years, my daughter and son both grew up here, both graduated here, and my business is here,” said Herold. “I don't think you can ever give too much. When there is a need we try to fill it or fix it.”
Herold currently volunteers some of his time by sitting on the Township Planning board, has served past stints on the EDC Committee and as a Randolph Library Trustee, and has been a Rotary member for 15 years.
While his store is closed to the public trough government order during this crisis, Herold has continued to serve the jewelry needs of the community by phone, email, and through his website. Herold is at his store every day offering info, advice, and helping with purchases online, and has set up a system for curbside pickup and drop off for purchases, cleanings, and repairs.
“John Herold cares deeply about the Randolph community, and is always at the front of the line to contribute in support of local events/activities large and small,” said Township Manager Stephen Mountain. “In addition to his financial contributions John also gives his time, as a member of the Randolph Rotary and Volunteer Fire Department. Most recently, John took the lead in spearheading the effort to acquire and install holiday decorations in Mount Freedom. We are blessed to have John and his business – John Herold Jewelers - in our community.”