The MyNorth Media team along with CEO and Founder Deb Fellows recently announced a donation of $21,670 to Child and Family Services of Northwestern Michigan. The funds were as a result of the 2020 Northern Home & Cottage Virtual Home Tours that launched in October and ended on January 31st, 2021.

100% of the ticket proceeds from this annual event went directly to the Northern Michigan nonprofit. In a virtual video ceremony recorded in December, Fellows presented the donation amount to CFS Executive Director Gina Aranki. Watch the donation ceremony below:

More than 900 people purchased tickets to the virtual tour which launched on October 30, 2020. The annual tour was almost scrapped due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the MyNorth Media team was able to put together a virtual tour, which includes eight stunning homes in Northern Michigan. Filmed by the official 2020 tour videographer, Greg MacMaster with Eagle Eye Video Production, the 10-minute long tour videos feature an inside look at each home. The 2020 tour was the most successful tour the team has hosted to date!

Feedback from Attendees was Overwhelmingly Positive:

“I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the Home Tour online.  It was professionally done and the photography was beautiful.  When things go back to semi-normal, have you thought of offering an online version again?  This was so much nicer to see the homes without the crowds of people. I felt like I could experience every home and see everything that does not always happen with visiting in person with the crowds.”

“The videography in this year’s home tour was beautiful!  It was so interesting to hear the homeowners talk about knowing what they want and fulfilling their vision for their homes.”

The home tour this year really shows why people love Northern Michigan and want to invest themselves in their homes and/or their retreats.  We love northern Michigan not only for the natural beauty but everyone is happy when they are there!”

Since 2013, MyNorth Media has donated over $100,000 to Child and Family Services as a result of their partnership with the Northern Home & Cottage Home Tours. Special thanks to our tour partner Golden-Fowler Home Furnishings and Mike Mahn.

If you’d like to participate in the 2021 Tour, which MyNorth Media announced as virtual again, please contact Erin Lutke at