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Community Advocacy Organization


Lansing, Michigan, November 1, 2017– On Saturday, November 18, 2017, select Old Town merchants will donate 18% of their profits to participating local schools!

The business owners in Old Town are part of your community and want to give back. Lynn Ross, owner of Mother & Earth says “We are very excited to partner with local schools. It’s a true win-win all around. The schools earn money for supplies, camp, or even scholarships and families come to Old Town to shop and support small businesses.” By shopping locally, not only are you supporting small businesses and their families, you are putting tax dollars back into the local economy in addition to supporting our children and their schools! Old Town has modeled this project after a program in Grand Haven that raised nearly $10,000 last year for local schools.

You can participate in this community event by shopping at any of the retail stores listed below. Upon purchase, they will provide you with a list of the schools and an option to support your community school.

Old Town merchants have partnered with LAFCU for their support and assistance distributing funds to each organization. Particpating Merchants Include: Absolute Gallery Bloom Coffee Roasters CoCo Blue Cravings Gourmet Popcorn Curvaceous Lingerie Grace Boutique of Old Town Metro Retro Mother & Earth Baby Boutique October Moon Old Town General Store Polka Dots - Old Town Lansing Preuss Pets Retail Therapy Sir Pizza Grand Cafe Old Town SPIN Bicycle Shop Sweet Custom Jewelry The Life That's Lived There Vintage Marketplace Participating Schools Include: Cornell Elementary School Chippewa Middle School Hiawatha Elementary School Kinawa 5-6 School Lansing Educational Advancement Foundation (Lansing Public) Okemos Public Montessori at Central PTO St. Gerard Catholic School St. Michael Parish School PTO

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Jennifer Hinze at Polka Dots Boutique at 517-267-1479 or email at, or Lynn Ross at Mother and Earth Boutique at 517-721-1868 or email at

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