Holiday events in Michigan help many causes
Several recent holiday events in Michigan not only focused on celebrating the holidays, but also giving back to the community and those in need.
For example, last week, the Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo hosted an event to light their Tree of Love. The tree has been a tradition at the hospital for 25 years. People were able to make a donation and sponsor a light on the tree to recognize loved ones. The proceeds of the event are used to fund breast cancer screenings for women who do not have health insurance.
Also last week, local marines and police officers hosted the 10th annual Shop with a Hero event. The event pairs a law enforcement officer or marine with a kid and together they go shopping for the holidays.
Lastly, the Michigan Humane Society in Detroit is promoting a campaign called “12 Days of Catmas.” The campaign encourages Michigan residents to consider animal adoption during the holidays. In cold weather months, the Human Society find the most homeless animals.