Sunday, 2 December 2012

St. Vincent de Paul – Detroit Partners with Local Author of Just Because for a Thrift Store Book Signing

Bring your children in for a special treat on May 26th! Join Amber Housey women's jackets , author of Just Because for a day of fun, refreshments, and prizes at The Society of St. Vincent de Paul's Waterford, MI Thrift Store - 2235 Elizabeth Lake Rd., Waterford Township, MI 48328.

The local author will host a book signing and reading from 10:00am to 12 noon for school aged children. During the event, children will have the opportunity to win a copy of the book, receive autographs and hear a live read by the author.

Just Because is a story about how easy it is to give back to our communities and to see things from a different perspective. It also represents the Society's mission – helping those who are less fortunate through donating to thrift stores. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul operates 11 thrift stores in Southeast Michigan

"Seeing complex issues through a child's eyes will make you smile with wonder. Just Because is a delightful read for both children and adults- giving insight into the simplicity of giving and the joy of a child's heart. As someone who works with a diverse group of people in poverty, I can attest that this book addresses some of the negative stereotypes in a way that easy for kids (and adults) to understand," said Bill Brazier, executive director of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

Amber Housey grew up in Michigan. She holds a Masters degree in the Art of Teaching. She taught preschool for many years and later became a first and second grade teacher in her home town of Berkley. She now lives with her husband and three children (and two dogs Mango and Hershey) in Troy, Michigan.

About The Society of St. Vincent de Paul - Detroit
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul - Detroit is the local arm of The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic lay organization of approximately 700,000 men and women who voluntarily join together to grow spiritually and offer person-to-person service to those living in poverty and the largest social assistance organization in the world. The Detroit office of The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a major provider of human services. Programs include home visits, housing assistance, disaster relief, job training and placement, food pantries, clothing and utility assistance. The Society works in conjunction with the Archdiocese of Detroit, networking with 2,000 Vincentian volunteers in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Lapeer, St. Clair and Monroe counties, and assisting 30,000 local households annually. For more information on the Society and its programs, please visit

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