ZEELAND — One of the lakeshore’s newer businesses has partnered with Michigan Fosters to create some Christmas magic for 15 local foster families.
The initiative is entering its third week at Wellness Co. — a family practice and medical spa located at 400 S. State St. in Zeeland. The five-week event has a new theme each week, and community members are invited to drop off items that match the theme.
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“We want to show foster families how thankful we are for their daily sacrifices with a gift at Christmas time,” said Tiffany Kraker, president of Michigan Fosters.
“Between a child’s grief of missing loved ones and mental health needs, the holiday season can be especially challenging for foster families.”
Michigan Fosters works to amplify the voices of those involved in the foster care system through awareness and community involvement. This year, the team at Wellness Co. wanted to help.
“As we enter the holiday season, we are very aware that it’s not always as joyful for others who may be less fortunate.” said Dr. Kelsey Prince, founder of Wellness Co.
“That’s why our team is making it a priority to extend a helping hand to others within our community by partnering with Michigan Fosters to raise awareness and spread holiday cheer.”
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The five-week collection will enter its third week Sunday, Nov. 14. This week’s theme is local restaurant gift cards, including the communities of Holland, Zeeland, Grand Haven, Allendale, Hudsonville, Coopersville and Spring Lake.
The following week’s theme is monetary donations, followed by a volunteer week for community members to help wrap presents and deliver gifts to 15 foster families in Ottawa County.
“We hope that we can provide a substantial gift to 10 percent of licensed foster homes in the county,” Kraker said.
To learn more, visit michiganfosters.com/christmasmagic.
— Contact reporter Cassandra Lybrink at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Instagram @BizHolland.