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Sneak Peak: Shop Your Community Day with BARC, Nov.9th

Shop Your Community Day


Downtown Traverse City

Support your favorite organization on Saturday, November 9, 2013 just by shopping downtown!

For every purchase you make at the following stores, 15% of the sale will be donated to the organization of your choice! It’s that easy to support your favorite non-profit, plus get a jump on your holiday shopping!

Look for the shopping bag and balloons for all the businesses participating downtown!

BE somebody who gives back! Partnering with Michigan Blood for a second time around, they will donate $10 to the participating non-profit, of the customers’ choice of course, for (attempting to) donate blood. Wait, wait, here’s the kicker –à Michigan Blood will also double the $10 to the non-profit who sends the most attempts to donate!

EVERY purchase you make downtown on November 9th is important not only to the non-profit you’re helping to support, but also the local business owners!

Choose Bay Area Recycling for Charities as your non-profit this year! We need help in getting our ‘Go Green 2020’ vision seen, started and conquered in TC. Our goal is to have Traverse the greenest city in Michigan by 2020 – or sooner! We need YOUR help to choose us for the ‘Shop Your Community’ non-profit this year! Help us, help you and this beautiful community!


Local non-profits participating are:


Angel Care Preschool & Childcare

Big Brothers Big Sisters of N.W. MI

Bay Area Recycle for Charities

Boots for Kids

Catholic Human Services-Foster Grandparent & Senior Companion Program

Cherryland Humane Society

Child & Family Services of N.W. MI

The Children’s House

City Opera House

Community Meals Program

Company Dance Traverse

Disability Network

Father Fred Foundation

Food Rescue of N.W. MI

For Animals

Forgotten Man Ministries

Fresh Food Partnership

Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore-to-Shore

God’s Love Tree

Goodwill Inn

Grand Traverse Academy

G.T. Area Catholic Schools

G.T. Area Children’s Garden

G.T. Pavilions Foundation

Habitat for Humanity – G.T. Region

Historic Barns Park & Botanical Gardens

La Leche League of Traverse City

Maritime Heritage Alliance

Munson Healthcare Regional Foundation

Old Town Playhouse

The Pathfinder School

Peace Ranch

Planned Parenthood of W. & N. MI

Pregnancy Care Center

TART Trails

Traverse Bay Children’s Advocacy Center

Traverse City Area Public Schools

Traverse City Cooperative Preschool

Traverse Health Clinic

Traverse Symphony Orchestra

Trinity Lutheran School

Watershed Center

Wings of Wonder

Women’s Resource Center


Participating Merchants are:


Allure Salon

American Spoon Foods

Americana Gallery

Amical (gift certificates only)

Backcountry Outfitters

Baywest Antiques

Becky Thatcher Designs

Bookie Joint

Brilliant Books

Cali’s Boutique

Captain’s Quarters

Cherry Hill Boutique

Cherry Republic

Children’s World

Cog’s Creek Gallery & Studios (124 N. Maple St.)


Daisy Jane


D.O.G. Bakery (531 W. Front St.)


The Exchange Boutique

Evergreen Gallery

Federico’s Design Jewelers

Fustini’s Oils & Vinegars

Glitz & Spurs

Golden Shoes

Green Island

Harbor Wear


Higher Self Book Store

House of Doggs

James C. Smith Fine Jewelry


Kilwins Traverse City

Lilies of the Alley

Mary’s Kitchen Port

McMillen’s Custom Framing

Miners North Jewelers

Morsels Espresso & Edibles

Nifty Things!

Old Mission Traders

On the Rocks

Orvis Streamside

Peninsula Studios


Red Ginger (gift certificates only)

Red Ostrich

Robert Frost Fine Footwear

Roth Shirt Co.


Sweet Pea

Toy Harbor



What to Wear

Yen Yoga & Fitness

Zamar Guitar


Inquiries? 231.922.2050 or visit To stay updated on what’s going on in Downtown Traverse City, “Like” them on Facebook:





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