On Tuesday, October 26th, the Lovebook Crew caught wind that there were some kids in need, in the city of Madison Heights, Michigan. One of our owners, Rob Patterson, jumped at the chance to help these kids out by working along with a volunteer based group named the Assistance League, of Southeastern Michigan. This organization is made up of mostly retirees, many of whom once worked in the school system, and who have a passion for helping kids.
Together with the ALSM, we set up a large clothing store inside the school. Each one of us were assigned two to three children, and acted as their shopping assistant, helping him or her to choose clothes and winter apparel, free to the student, that they could keep. Items for them to take home were all new and included the following: winter coat, two long-sleeve shirts, underwear, socks, hat and gloves, toothpaste, tooth brush, soap, deodorant, and a book of their choice.
Check out the photos from the event! Due to privacy issues, we were only allowed to photograph one child who signed a release to use their picture.
Store setup in gymnasium. New clothing filled up the clothing racks for the kids to shop through.
Rob Patterson with his trainer. Each LoveBook team member was assigned a trainer for the first child that we helped.
Creative Director Robyn Smith and her trainer waiting to meet her first child, to help with shopping.
Co-founder and CMO Chris Sonjeow and his trainers, in line to meet his first child, very friendly people!
An infographic of all the items to make sure each child received.
Warm girls’ coats for the winter. Boys had their own rack, too.
Me, along with my first child, a Syrian girl going into 3rd grade.
All done! Empty hangers equals warm tots.
Time to break down shop. Here is one of the co-founders, Kevin Zalewski loading the truck with an empty rack.
The school mural sends the perfect message to end our adventure! Sharing our (LoveBook) world with their world makes for a better world!
What is lovebook
LoveBook is a personalized gift book, created by you, that lists all the reasons why you love someone.
get the latest scoop.