Raising Money for Foster Kids While Holiday Shopping


From Dec. 1 through Dec. 6, a percentage of Barnes and Noble sales - both in-store and online - will be contributed to Play It Forward, a non-profit program that provides music lessons and instruments to children and teens in the foster care system.

Play It Forward is a program of For The Seventh Generation, operating under the guidance of Program Chair Sonya Mastick, owner of The Lesson Rooms in Royal Oak. It has been developed to promote and support the basic concept that children need not only survive, but to thrive. Music and musical instruction can open the door to creativity, personal growth and most importantly, hope.

How it works: In-store bookfair, Dec. 1 only. Online bookfair from Dec. 1-6. During this time, supporters can use the Bookfair ID number 10938850 at any Barnes and Noble location or simply log onto http://www.bn.com/bookfairs to shop. Choose from Barnes and Noble's amazing inventory of books, music, toys & games, movies, gifts, and more and Barnes and Noble will give "cash back" or "gift cards" to Play It Forward! If you shop Dec. 1 at the Grosse Pointe location you will not need the bookfair ID, simply tell the cashier that you are shopping for PIF and they will get credit. PIF bookfair gets credit for purchases when supporters enter the bookfair ID on the payment page during checkout.

  • Latest News

Enter To Win

Enter contests to win great prizes like CDs, DVDs, concert tickets and more

Special Section: Pride Source Votes
Schauer Says LGBTs Valued, Needed In His Administration

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer and running mate Lisa Brown sat down with BTL publishers Jan Stevenson and Susan Horowitz prior to the Michigan Democratic Convention for a wide-ranging conversation about their campaign, what a SchauerBrown administration would be like for the LGBT community and who would be included. They addressed LGBT civil rights, health issues, senior care, marriage equality and how both of them have come to be such vocal allies of the LGBT community. Here is a recap of Schauer's words on these concerns.

View More Pride Source Votes
This Week's Issue

Download or view this week's print issue today!