We work every day to advance and enhance the quality of health and wellness in the communities we serve in northern Michigan. At Munson Medical Center, doctors, nurses, technicians, staff, and volunteers focus on providing high quality care and creating a safe environment. We ask: “How can we do this better?” and “What is best for our patients?” In support of our mission to provide quality care and promote community health, funds received from #GivingTuesday 2018 will go to support innovation and equipment, patient needs, and Munson Hospice.
For nearly 50 years, the cycle of abuse and the results of delinquency have been countered and reversed for thousands of families in Michigan through Eagle Village. With your investment, the Eagle Fund will help us continue changing the lives of youth and their families for future generations. The Eagle Fund is the only way we can fulfill our mission of helping kids and families. Donations to the fund help in 6 areas: 1. A Spiritual Foundation 2. Transportation on Behalf of the Kids 3. Family Involvement 4. A Safe Place to Live 5. Intervention Scholarships 6. A Practical Education
While our overall mission is to help people change their lives to get on to a path of sustainability, we understand that it’s hard to focus on the big picture when short-term needs are looming. That’s where our Gap Ministries come in. Our Gap Ministries can help those with limited mobility get the equipment they need, babies get a safe place to sleep, someone in need get the hygiene products they need, or provide a gas card to someone who needs to get to work or an out-of-town doctor’s appointment. These ministries help our neighbors fill the gap between what they have and what they need while we help them pursue a new path in life.
United Way’s mission is to connect and moblize the caring power of our communities to advance the common good. Our Giving Tuesday campaign will be to support our new 2-1-1 community resource. The 2-1-1 outreach effort directly targets and impacts people living in poverty or ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) or the “working poor”.
City Opera House Giving Tuesday campaign will support the City Opera House mission of connecting people to the arts and to each other.
PoWeR! Book Bags distributes literacy materials (books and book bags containing a finger puppet, a bookmark, crayons and create-your-own story booklets) to children of all ages at participating schools, food pantries, and other sites of family assistance in Northern Lower West Michigan. Our mission is to empower children to Play, Write and Read today for a better tomorrow! Donations from our Giving Tuesday Campaign will be used to purchase literacy supplies for children.
Funds will be used to support the capital campaign for a new senior center at our current location – 801 East Front Street Traverse City. Our mission is “Enhancing community and quality of life through people, parks, and programs.” The Senior Center makes longer lives, better lives with over 100 programs available to older adults in Grand Traverse County.
This #GivingTuesday, help us help the elderly. The Grand Traverse Pavilions Foundation is working to bring PACE, the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, to Northern Michigan. Opening a PACE Center in northern Michigan would allow low-income, frail nursing home eligible seniors to maintain their independence and live at home longer. As we enter the final stages of our campaign, help us furnish the PACE Center, which will be an essential lifeline for our area’s most vulnerable seniors to receive medical care, therapy, and socialization. You can help area seniors this holiday by donating at gtpavilions.org/donate.
You can help raise funds and awareness about the vital work we do creating more inclusive and welcoming communities for everyone to share their gifts and talents. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 4 U.S. adults – 61 million Americans – have a disability that impacts major life activities. Many of the difficulties faced by people with disabilities are a result of attitudes and environments, not the disability, and YOU can help!
To support our mission: To provide high quality, team-driven primary care, behavioral health, and support services that are accessible to EVERYONE in our community, ensuring that no one’s health gets left behind.
Great Lakes Children’s Museum is looking for volunteers to help inside the Museum, and also at the upcoming Festival of Trains. Volunteering is a fun and rewarding way for people of all ages to spend time helping others, building new relationships, and making a real difference. (It also allows students to meet their schools’ community service requirements!) Whether you’re a techie type, a crafty person, a carpenter, an electrician, love to sew, love to teach, are a retiree or adult with time you’d like to fill, we have a place for you in our Museum family!
The YMCA believes every person deserves the opportunity to be healthy, happy and confident, regardless of the financial ability to pay. This year, the Y is focusing on combatting social isolation for young and old alike. We want to welcome every person who comes through our doors, and that means we will need to award over $190,000 in financial assistance for those who can’t afford memberships, child care and programs. Member dues operate the facility, donations change lives.
GTDA is the only tutoring center in the region that uses the Orton-Gillingham method to teach reading, writing, and spelling. It provides systematic, multisensory phonetic instruction to dyslexic students. These methods help students who have struggled to learn how to read, write, and spell in a traditional classroom. We empower our students by providing them with the tools they need to succeed. While we help students overcome the difficulties that come with dyslexia, we also celebrate the wonderful things our students bring to the table because of their dyslexia. Our students are highly intelligent, creative problem solvers! Please help us empower our learners by helping us meet our goal of $4000 on Giving Tuesday.
Our Giving Tuesday campaign helps to underwrite the nearly $5,000.00 in fees Conflict Resolution Services waives each year in order for community members to be able to access needed mediation services.
TART Trails is thrilled to once again participate in Giving Tuesday, the official kick off to the giving season. Every donation made to TART Trails on Giving Tuesday will be matched by North Peak Brewing Company! Individuals can donate online or in person at North Peak at a special TART Trails happy hour from 3-7pm. Contributions given on this day will support TART Trails’ general operations and ultimately allow us to further our mission to enrich the Traverse area by providing a network of trails, bikeways and pedestrian ways; and encouraging their use.
For 29 years, students have been curious learners aboard Inland Seas’ tall ship schooners. As we strive to inspire passion for protecting the Great Lakes, Inland Seas Education Association is expanding. Beginning January 2019, dormitory-style accommodations will be constructed in the lower level of our facility. School groups, researchers, and adult adventurers will have the opportunity to deepen their Great Lakes learning experiences during their extended stay. Learn more about this project at schoolship.org/about-isea/renovation-project.
Seeking to put God’s love in action, Habitat for Humanity-Grand Traverse Region brings people together to build sustainable homes, communities and hope. On #GivingTuesday, you can build strength, stability and self-reliance for a US Navy Veteran family by donating to our Veterans Build in Maple City. Your contribution will help complete our Veterans Build home and provide affordable housing for the Monteith family, building a better future for their children.
The mission of the WRC is to protect, shelter, and empower people impacted by domestic and sexual violence. Our Giving Tuesday campaign will benefit our emergency shelter, Helen’s House. Helen’s House shelters over 200 women and children each year. Providing them with over 8,000 nights of safe shelter.
Sick of traffic? Always hunting for a hard-to-find parking space? Then help Groundwork launch the T.C. Mobility Lab, a new initiative to improve transportation choices in the Grand Traverse area. The T.C. Mobility Lab will explore how new transportation services like bike-share, car-share, private shuttles and more could reduce traffic, free up parking spaces, save millions in parking/road infrastructure long term, and give commuters more options.
Since 1894, The Salvation Army Traverse City has been “Doing the Most Good”. These four words are our undertaking: to feed, to clothe and to comfort; to rebuild broken homes and broken lives. In fighting hunger, we can feed and nurture the spirit. In helping families take steps out of poverty, we can lead them from crisis to stability. By providing experiences for youth, we can grow confident leaders of tomorrow. Your support stays local to give your neighbors a lasting display of the love that is shared in the name of Jesus Christ without discrimination. Donate or volunteer today!
Pristine freshwater and abundant wildlife are part of what makes Northern Michigan special, however these critical resources cannot defend themselves from harm. For 50 years, Conservation Resource Alliance has preserved and protected our region’s waters, wildlife and forests through large-scale conservation projects that restore ecosystems to their natural state. Our work includes removing dams and other man-made barriers, enhancing wildlife habitat, stabilizing eroding streambanks, and more.
Please join us as we celebrate students, education, and NMC!
In celebration of #GivingTuesday, you can:
• Contribute to the Annual Fund, which helps every student, every day at NMC
• Help students with the cost of a college education
• Support cultural centers in the NMC community such as the Dennos, WNMC, International Affairs Forum, Osterlin Library, and the Rogers Observatory
…and so much more.
Please join us by making a quick and easy donation on our website today!
Overview: The Watershed Center advocates for clean water in Grand Traverse Bay and works to protect and preserve the bay and its watershed. All #GivingTuesday donations will go towards our Baykeeper® program, which is the eyes, ears, and voice for the bay. Donations will amplify our ability to review policies and projects within our watershed that may impact water quality, and advocate for decisions and behaviors that protect clean and healthy water. If you love swimming, fishable, and drinkable clean water, please consider a #GivingTuesday donation to The Watershed Center.
Link to donate: https://bit.ly/2J6gEdF