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November 05, 2009 - Image 38

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2009-11-05

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Business & Professional

Joining Forces

Community of retailers supports
Tapper's in its annual Coat Drive.


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At 14 Mile Rd. in the Broadway Plaza
We will buy ALL of your precious
metals, diamonds & watches.
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Farmington Hills. Michigan
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A wonderful adventure in fine dining" — Danny Raskin

Open 7 clays a week for lunch and dinner
Catering and carryout available
Gift certificates
27925 Orchard Lake Rd., North of 12 Mile, Farmington Hills


Enjoy gracious dining amid a beautifu
atmosphere of casual elegance


Now offering bountiful deli trays.


MON.- SAT. 7 a.m.- 9:30 p.m. SUN. 8 a.m.- 9 p.m.
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November 5 • 2009

or 18 years,
Diamonds &
Fine Jewelry has collected
new and used coats and
accoutrements to help
individuals who cannot
afford warm clothing
through Michigan's harsh
winter. This year, sev-
eral of the jewelry store's
neighbors will join the
effort Nov. 7-21.
Consumers and com-
munity members can
donate coats and asso-
ciated cold-weather
clothing at the following
Orchard Mall retailers:
Maria's Bridal Couture,
Yoga Shelter, Frameable
Faces Photography,
Eleganza Boutique, Guys
N Gals, Gotta Dance,
Tapper's Diamonds & Fine Jewelry Vice President
Massage Envy, The
Steven Jay Tapper and President Howard Tapper
Beauty Lounge, Nancy's
with some of the collected coats.
Linens and Toys! Toys!
"At Tapper's, we strive to mark the
for a coat for a particular student or
special moments in families' lives,
even an entire school. Cash donations
to celebrate with them, to create
allow Tapper's personnel to make
precious memories. As part of our
bulk purchases at discounted prices;
core values, and to honor and help
checks can be made to "Tapper's Coat
improve life in the communities
where we live and work, our associ-
"Many Orchard Mall tenants are
ates asked to not forget those who
eager to give back to those less
do not have the same blessings as we fortunate than they are says Mall
do," says Steven Jay Tapper, Tapper's
Manager Kelly Taylor. "At tenant
vice president.
meetings, I hear countless sugges-
This year marks the 18th consecu-
tions for charity efforts and commu-
tive annual coat drive. Tapper's has
nity collaborations. It's inspiring to
collected about 1,000 coats yearly,
be part of this group of caring busi-
plus hats, gloves, mittens, scarves and ness owners."
boots and cash donations with which
Some 1.35 million U.S. children are
they purchase new coats. Outerwear
homeless; families with children are
is distributed for men, women and
the fastest growing segment of the
children in need. This year, they hope homeless population, and they con-
to double that goal.
tinually lack medical care, food and
The donations go to various local
appropriate clothing. Oakland County
organizations, including Orchards
has the highest level of personal
Children's Services, Baldwin Church
income per capita in Michigan, but
Center, Grace Centers for Hope,
the economic stability of its 1.2 mil-
Kids Kicking Cancer, Mercy Health
lion residents varies widely. Nearly
Services and the Detroit Public
66,000 people in Oakland County live
below the poverty line.
In recent years, more agencies have
Orchard Mall is at Maple and
been asking for help. Sometimes,
Orchard Lake roads in West
Detroit teachers call Tapper's and ask Bloomfield. Fl

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