Wedgwood Partnerships Leads to Xander Bunnies

Written by Paul R. Kopenkoskey on . Posted in Local

Capture114West Michigan Cookie Cutters Haircuts has partnered with Lavender Life Company to give back to kids in residential care at Wedgwood Christian Services.

Through a 'Buy-One-Give-One' program, West Michigan Cookie Cutters Haircuts and their customers are providing kids in Wedgwood's residential care with Xander Bunnies, lavender-filled, therapeutic plush bunnies from Lavender Life Company.

The bunnies, filled with lavender flowers and cherry pits that can be warmed, offer a calming experience for kids as well as reminding them that there are people in the community who care about them.

"We are pleased to be partnering with the Lavender Life Company to donate these Xander Bunnies to the kids in Wedgwood's residential program, and foster children across West Michigan," said Chris Muller, owner of West Michigan Cookie Cutters. "It is our hope and prayer that each child that receives a Xander Bunny feels 'hugged', loved and not alone."

"A key focal point of Wedgwood's residential care is helping kids build and develop healthy coping strategies, and these bunnies are a tangible, tactile way that can help kids deal with big emotions associated with their past traumas," said Vivian TerMaat, Wedgwood's chief advancement officer. "We are grateful for community partners, like Cookie Cutters and Lavender Life Company, who come together to provide our kids with thoughtful, meaningful gifts like Xander Bunnies."

Through the end of April, with any purchase of a Xander Bunny or donation at check out at West Michigan Cookie Cutters, customers will receive $2 off a haircut.

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Paul R. Kopenkoskey
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Paul R. Kopenkoskey is a full-time freelance writer and editor for an assortment of publications including Grand Rapids Magazine, Grand Rapids Business Journal, and Faith Grand Rapids magazine. He has completed his first novel with the working title, Karl Beguiled. He and his wife, Barb, live in Wyoming, Michigan. They have three children and five grandchildren.

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