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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.