Michael’s Place is a non-profit organization and provides our services to any interested individual, family and organization at no cost. It is crucial that our grief support services be freely available to anyone regardless of economic status, as death does not discriminate. Many families have already been financially burdened by the death of a loved on because of medical bills, funeral costs, and loss of income. In order to continue on our mission, Michael’s Place relies heavily on financial contributors to maintain operations.
There are many ways to provide financial support to Michael’s Place – some ways provide immediate funding and others defer your contribution until a later date of your choosing. Donations may be made in memory or in honor of a loved one. Please keep in mind that you will receive a receipt for your tax deductible support, as Michael’s Place is a 501(c) 3 organization. For more information, please contact our office at 231.947.6453 or goodgrief@MyMichaelsPlace.net.
Here are some of the contribution options:
A financial contribution by cash/check is simple and appreciated whether the amount is large or small. Checks can be made payable to Michael’s Place and sent to 1212 Veterans Drive, Traverse City, MI 49684.
You may also donate electronically with our secure and easy service below:
Michael’s Place accepts contributions by credit card in any amount. Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express donations can be made in person at our Traverse City office, over the telephone, or online.
Thanks to our financial services partner, Dennis Brodeur of Raymond James in Traverse City, Michael’s Place is able to accept contributions in the form of stock transfers. Donors interested in gifting portions of their stock holdings to Michael’s Place may contact our office for additional information, or Dennis Brodeur directly at 231-946-3650 for the appropriate transfer authorization documents.
Individuals may direct a portion of their IRA distributions to Michael’s Place in the form of a contribution. Again, Dennis Brodeur of Raymond James at 231-946-3650 can help facilitate the IRA contribution using the appropriate documentation, or donors may work with their own financial advisors for assistance.
Many donors opt to allocate a portion of their estate to Michael’s Place at the time of their death. This is a thoughtful and appreciated way to leave a legacy of hope and generosity. Michael’s Place can assist interested donors with the proper information needed to designate Michael’s Place in estate planning documents.
In addition to financial support, Michael’s Place treasures gifts of time, talent and supplies. Visit our Volunteer Opportunities page and our Wish List page for more information.