Shop Your Community Day and Give Back

Support your local businesses and your favorite charities all at the same time on Saturday, November 12 at the downtown Traverse City Shop Your Community Day. For every purchase you make at these participating stores (list below), 15% of the sale will be donated to the nonprofit of your choice in the MyNorth Guide to Giving.

As you get a jump on your holiday shopping, support and celebrate your favorite nonprofit. (Look for the shopping bag and balloons at participating retailers and Read the Guide to Giving Here) Learn about others in the area and enjoy the heartwarming stories of neighbors, friends and family supporting each other through donated time, money, and ingenuity. It is yet another example of the incredible northern Michigan community.hands

Deborah Wyatt Fellows, Editor in Chief and Founder of Traverse Magazine and the MyNorth Guide to Giving shares, “This is the time of year when envelopes, brochures and glossy postcards begin arriving in our mailboxes, each bearing the stories of amazing nonprofit endeavors around the world that need our support. We are asked to help feed hungry children in Africa, save wildlife in Indonesia and eliminate polio in our time… Donating internationally or throughout the United States is, obviously, really important and very meaningful. But equally important is donating within Northern Michigan, giving back to a region that has given so much to each of us. Our goal with this Northern Michigan Guide to Giving is that, through its pages, our outstanding local nonprofits get the chance to tell their stories in a piece that commands the same kind of attention—or more—as larger nonprofits in that stack of mail. The hope is that readers can relax and make decisions about donating valued time and money, and, equally important, be able to return to the Guide to Giving often as decisions are made.” [From the Editor’s Note in this year’s Guide to Giving]

Check out who is participating below and look on our Guide to Giving, which will also be available downtown while you shop.

Shop at These Downtown Merchants:

Acoustic Tap Room
Allure Salon & Spa
American Spoon
Amical (GC Only)
Backcountry North
Bay West Antiques
Becky Thatcher Designs
BLK/MRKT
Bookie Joint
Brilliant Books
Cali’s
Captain’s Quarters
The Cheese Lady (GC Only)
Cherry Hill Boutique
Cherry Republic
Children’s World
Critter’s
Daisy Jane Diversions
D.O.G. Bakery
Eleven
Ella’s
Espresso Bay
The Exchange
Flea
Fustini’s Oils & Vinegars
Glitz & Spurs
Golden Shoes
Great Lakes Bath & Body
Green Island
Harbor Wear
Haystacks
High Five Threads
James C. Smith Fine Jewelry
Kilwins
M22
Mama Lu’s
Mary’s Kitchen Port
McMillen’s
Miners North Jewelers
Morsels
Espresso + Edibles
My Secret Stash
Nifty Things!
On the Rocks
Orvis Streamside
Peppercorn
Pink Anchor
Plamondon Shoes
Red Ginger (GC Only)
Robert Frost
Roth Shirt Co.
Sincerely Betty
Skull & Tendah Vintage
Spice Merchants
Suhm Thing
Sunglass Shoppe
Sweet Pea
Toy Harbor
Unparalled Apparel
Votruba Leather Goods
Wood + Cloth
Yen Yoga & Fitness

Nonprofit Organizations You Can Choose to Support!

AC Paw
Arts for All Ages Northern MI
Big Brothers Big Sisters of N.W. MI
Boots for Kids
BrickWays
Building Bridges with Music
Catholic Human Services—Foster Grandparent & Senior Companion Programs
Cherryland Human Society
Child & Family Services N.W. MI
City Opera House
Community Meals Program Company Dance Traverse
Disability Network of Northern MI
FLOW (For the Love of Water)
Food Rescue N.W. MI
For Animals
Friends of TADL
Goodwill Northern MI
Grand Traverse Academy
GT Area Catholic Schools
GT Area Spartans
Great Lakes Children’s Museum
Groundwork Center for Resiliant Communities
Habitat for Humanity – GT Region
Justice for Our Neighbors
Meals on Wheels NMCAA
Munson Hospice
National Cherry Festival
Norte! Youth Cycling
N. MI Association of Western Horse Club
Peace Ranch
The Pathfinder School
Planned Parenthood of MI
Pregnancy Care Center
The Salvation Army
SCRAP TC
TART Trails
TCAPS/Students in Transition Empowerment
Traverse Area Community Sailing
Traverse City Community Garden
Traverse City Central Athletic Boosters
Traverse City Music Boosters
Traverse Health Clinic
Wings of Wonder
Women’s Resource Center


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