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Friday, November 11, 2011

It’s Official—It’s in the Enterprise!


Dog Ears Books is offering a new local deal--and I have order forms in the bookstore now, but the forms are not necessary for participation, as I’ll be keeping track of all partners in a special notebook. Ready? Here it is:

When anyone who wants to participate in the new partnership program orders new books not already in stock at Dog Ears Books, Dog Ears will give 10% of the retail price of those purchases to the Leelanau Foundation, earmarked for the early child development fund, and one hundred percent (100%) of those donations will go to the Leelanau Children’s Center.

The Best for Kids committee, Maggie Spratt-Moran of the LCC and I are all excited about this new program. It’s good to be excited about something at this time of year. Naturally, I’m hoping for a boost to my winter business but am equally excited about the opportunity to benefit children in our community in an important way on a year-round basis.

Working together, interdependently—that’s what community is, after all, not just a collection of unrelated individuals who happen to sleep within a certain radius. Suddenly the winter ahead is starting to look a lot more interesting--and more connected.

If you’re interested in reading more on the rationale for shopping local and supporting community, click this link.

4 comments:

Farshaw's@FineOldBooks.com said...

You are a genius! And a very kind one at that...

P. J. Grath said...

It's way too soon to pass judgment on the partnership, Helen. I do hope it will catch on and do well, as the Leelanau Children's Center serves an important segment of our population. And goodness knows, funding is tougher for all social service agencies and institutions these days.

Farshaw@FineOldBooks.com said...

I also love your definition of community, often especially difficult in "tourist" areas like ours. It is something to aspire to.

Dawn said...

excellent idea!