Old Town retailers donate profits to local schools

Old Town retailers donate profits to local schools
Posted at 3:56 PM, Nov 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-14 15:56:46-05

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. 

Participating Merchants Include: 

Absolute Gallery
Bloom Coffee Roasters
Capital City Scuba
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