“Dear Essential Workers” – Book Proceeds to Benefit Van Andel Institute

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“Dear Essential Workers” – Book Proceeds to Benefit Van Andel Institute

November 12, 2020 - December 31, 2020

“Dear Essential Workers,” is a thank you note to the heroes and helpers of COVID-19 in the form of a children’s book. While most children are taught that first responders are heroes, COVID-19 has highlighted others who play a pivotal role in our community. The intention of this book is to help educate kids on who those workers are, how they help and the importance of expressing gratitude to them.

The author, Lauren Sugarman Moscov, is teaming up with Purple Community to raise funds to support biomedical research and K-12 and graduate education programs at Van Andel Institute. Proceeds from each book sold through our website will be donated back to VAI.

Order Your Book

Orders must be received by Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 12 p.m. to receive your book in time for the holidays.

About the author: Lauren Sugarman Moscov is a marketer and mom of three young children. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin’s School of Journalism and loves to write. Throughout the pandemic, she has talked with her kids about the importance of showing gratitude for essential workers and this book is one expression.

Stacy Hummel is the talented illustrator and mom to two boys. Stacy’s husband works at a grocery store, so she brought passion and unique perspective to the topic of essential workers.


November 12, 2020
December 31, 2020
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