Celebrate #GivingTuesday in Northern Michigan with 44 ways to support local nonprofits, 12 uplifting stories, and an outstanding charitable events calendar, MyNorth Guide to Giving makes it simple to take that small step with big impact in Northern Michigan. MyNorth Guide to Giving, a free publication produced by Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine and MyNorth Media, is now available as a free digital publication on MyNorth.com.

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MyNorth Guide to Giving is an excellent resource for those interested in Northern Michigan nonprofits, and looking to donate or volunteer for a worthy cause. “Our mission is to offer an opportunity for readers to participate in the outstanding efforts being made to support children, families, and the environment in Northern Michigan,” says Traverse Magazine & MyNorth Media founder and editor in chief, Deborah Wyatt Fellows, “it’s an altogether powerful and moving publication”.

Fellows opens Guide to Giving with an Editor’s Note inspired by social scientist, Michael Norton’s TED talk, “How to Buy Happiness.” According to Norton, research shows that giving even a little to brighten someone’s day actually amplifies the giver’s happiness. Regardless of the amount of money or time one has to give, Guide to Giving makes it easy for one to have a positive impact. “Guide to Giving is a vital resource for anybody interested in giving to Northern Michigan,” notes Fellows.

MyNorth Guide to Giving spotlights 44 organizations nurturing Northern Michigan in a variety of ways. Readers find out how Camp Quality Michigan creates safe & fun escapes for kids with pediatric cancer. Child & Family Services of Northwestern Michigan helps children heal through adoption and crisis services. HomeStretch Nonprofit Housing Corp. puts affordable attractive housing within reach of low-income families, and the Institute of Sustainable Living, Art & Natural Design is implementing an agricultural residency designed to give beginning farmers access to land and capital. Each organization in Guide to Giving has a critical role in Northern Michigan’s vitality, and every page features another opportunity to pay it forward.

44 Northern Michigan Organizations you can support on #GivingTuesday include…


Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Michigan

Buckets of Rain

Camp Quality Michigan

Challenge Mountain

Char-Em United Way

Cherryland Humane Society

Child & Family Services of Northwestern Michigan

Conflict Resolution Services Peace of Mind Matters

Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank

Food Rescue of Northwest Michigan

Friendship Centers of Emmet County, Council on Aging

Genuine Leelanau

Glen Arbor Art Association

Goodwill Industries of Northern Michigan Inc.

Grand Traverse Area Literacy Council

Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy

Grass River Natural Area

Great Lakes Children’s Museum

Habitat for Humanity, Grand Traverse Region

Hagerty Education Program at LeMay, America’s Car Museum

HomeStretch Nonprofit Housing Corporation

Hospice of Michigan

ISLAND- Institute for Sustainable Living, Art & Natural Design

Interlochen Center for the Arts

Jayden Lamb Memorial Foundation

Junior Achievement of Michigan Great lakes

Leelanau Community Cultural Center/ The Old Art Building

Leelanau Conservancy

Lions of Michigan Service Foundation

March of Dimes, Traverse City Division

Maritime Heritage Alliance

Michigan Legacy Art Park

Music House Museum

National Writers Series

Old Town Playhouse

Peace Ranch

Peter Dougherty Society

The First Tee of Northern Michigan

The Manna Food Project

The Nature Conservancy

The Watershed Center Grand Traverse Bay

Traverse Bay Children’s Advocacy Center

Traverse Health Clinic

United Way of Northwest Michigan

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MyNorth Guide to Giving is one of many comprehensive Northern Michigan resources produced by MyNorth Media and Traverse Magazine. Readers can access MyNorthTickets, ShopMyNorth, MyNorthCommunityNorthern Michigan news plus articles about outdoors activities, travel planning, style, local food, wine, beer, and more on MyNorth.com, the online home of Traverse Magazine. Read the complete 2014 MyNorth Guide to Giving.