McLean and Eakin Booksellers staff member Alex Ness is pictured adding ornaments to The Giving Tree, a benefit to donate books to children staying at Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan’s Safe Home.
McLean and Eakin Booksellers hosts ‘The Giving Tree’ to support families staying at the Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan’s Safe Home. The holiday donation program continues through mid-December.
Bookstore staff have decorated The Giving Tree with ornaments representing the ages of children at the Safe Home, a secure and compassionate place where women and their family members can heal from the physical and emotional trauma of domestic abuse.
Shoppers may select an ornament on the tree which will help guide them in their purchase of an age-appropriate book or gift to donate and place under the tree. McLean and Eakin will wrap each donation with seasonal paper and ribbon.
“We are thankful to McLean and Eakin and generous community members who participate in The Giving Tree benefit,” said Gail Kloss, Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan Executive Director.
“The Giving Tree benefit, like the children’s book by the same name, reminds us that life is often difficult and complicated and what is most important are acts of love and kindness and being there for other people when they need it most,” Kloss said.
McLean and Eakin Booksellers is located at 307 East Lake Street, Petoskey. To learn how to purchase and donate a book online, call the store at (231) 347-1180.