Community Support | Improving Lives

Odawa Casino donation

Current benefits supporting WRCNM services:

  • Giving Tuesday, December 1, is a global day of generosity to do good locally.  Your support helps us continue to offer the many programs and services WRCNM provides at no cost to survivors of domestic abuse, sexual assault and child sexual assault/abuse.  To give or learn more about our mission and work click here.
  • Ward and Eis Gallery in downtown Petoskey has demonstrated an intentional and genuine commitment to local charitable giving for 36 years.  The gallery continues a tradition of donating 20% of store sales to the Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan on two Saturdays in December; this year those dates are Saturday, December 12 and 19.  The benefit supports essential WRCNM services, such as the 24/7 help line, Safe Home shelter and counseling/advocacy for adult and child survivors of abuse and assault.  Ward and Eis Gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday.  Ward and Eis Gallery is at 315 East Lake Street in Petoskey and can be reached at (231) 347-2750.
  • McLean and Eakin Booksellers is hosting their annual Giving Tree benefit and it is virtual this year! When you donate a bundle of books you foster the love of reading for an area child this holiday who is utilizing Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan/Safe Home services. Each bundle features a mix of interactive activity books geared to be age appropriate for ages 2-5, 6-8, and 9-12. McLean and Eakin is discounting these collections to be donated and delivered to the Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan before Christmas. To take part in the virtual Giving Tree or learn more, visit https://www.mcleanandeakin.com/giving-tree.

Community support allows us to focus on providing compassionate, comprehensive services to survivors and families who reach out for WRCNM services.  We are grateful for these recent and generous donations:

  • Charlevoix County Community Foundation’s Youth Advisory Council grant award for technology equipment and resources to comfort families utilizing Children’s Advocacy Center services.
  • Rotary Charities of Traverse City Learning Fund and Great Lakes Energy People Fund to support technology upgrades and training for data management software.
  • Odawa Casino launched their philanthropic Spare Change Donation program in August to support local nonprofits that fulfill community needs. It also responds to the national coin shortage related to the pandemic. Marty Van De Car, Odawa Casino’s Community Development Coordinator said the program invites casino patrons to donate the coin portion of their winnings to support the program. The first two months of the program generated more than $11,400 and was shared equally between four area nonprofits with $2,853.72 donated to Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan.
  • The pandemic compelled us to cancel five vital fundraising events. Many donors made contributions in honor of Women Can/Women Do luncheons totaling $57,228. Past Tribute sponsors contributing in honor of the event include: Rocking Horse Toy Co., Nub’s Nob, Reusch Jewelers, Bay View Obstetrics and Gynecology, Citizens National Bank, Jim and Trish Murray, and W.W. Fairbairn and Sons.
  • The past year has been a challenge which is why we are so grateful to begin the 2020-21 Fiscal Year with significant donations from Latitude 45 Bicycles and Fitness, Bearcub Outfitters, Flowers from Sky’s the Limit, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, FOE 1583 Ladies Auxiliary in Boyne City, Carp Lake Women’s Club, Consumers Energy Foundation, Oleson Foundation, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Petoskey United Methodist Church, St. Paul’s United Methodist Women, First Presbyterian Church of Petoskey, St. Doris Foundation, Char-Em United Way, United Way of Northwest Michigan, and Harbor-Brenn Insurance Agencies.