Sunday June 9th at 2-4 pm, City Girls Soap and Book Beat will present a benefit for Samuel Gompers Elementary-Middle School in the Brightmoor school district of Detroit. The school is newly built and in need of books for their library. This event is free and will take place at the Book Beat, 26010 Greenfield in Oak Park. Please call 248-968-1190 for more information.
At 2 pm, Amy McIntire will give a talk about her urban farm activity and soap making business. City Girls Soap is very gentle, uses all natural ingredients locally sourced and is made with goat’s milk. Soap will be available for sale and a portion of all soap and book sales will be donated to help put books in the school library. Gently used children’s books will also be accepted for donation to the Samuel Gomper’s library. Amy McIntire has been a longtime supporter of the Book Beat and we are big fans of her soap products. We often give them away to friends as gifts.
In 2011, John and Amy McIntire created City Girls Soap, with the dream of building a business together and at the same time utilizing ingredients sourced from the Urban Farms of Detroit and South Eastern Michigan. McIntire is also active in promoting literacy in the community, and has led a book drive for Samuel Gompers Elementary-Middle School in Brightmoor, accumulating over 3500 book donations to date.
When City Mission and its associated school closed, many of its students went to the area’s Samuel Gompers school. McIntire was concerned by the lack of books. “These are smart kids, but they lack the tools. It’s a state of the art school but it needs books,” says McIntire. In lieu of gifts for her 50th birthday, McIntire asked her friends and supporters to give the gift of books to the Gompers library instead. If customers want to contribute, children’s books are one of our specialties and there is a large selection to choose from. Books will be available for purchase to donate to the library at a discount. A portion of all books purchased that day will go toward books for the library. Gently used children’s books may also be brought from home as a library donation.
Thank you for coming out and supporting gentle healthy soap, reading, children’s books and a local library in need!