Traverse Bay Children’s Advocacy Center Receives Donation From Grand Traverse Resort & Casinos

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L-R: Tracy Kurtz, GTR&C Public Relations; Lisa Migazzi, TBCAC Director of Intervention Services; Lauren Brandstatter, TBCAC Director of Community Engagement; Ginger Kadlec, TBCAC Chief Executive Officer; Elky Reynolds, GTR&C Promotions Manager; Lisa Withan, TBCAC Intake Coordinator; and Christal Frost Anderson, TBCAC Director of Events and Marketing.

TRAVERSE CITY, MI – Grand Traverse Resort & Casinos presented $4,359 to the Traverse Bay Children’s Advocacy Center (TBCAC), a Regional Response Center serving six counties in Northwest Michigan and the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians.

TBCAC brings justice, hope and healing to children and families experiencing abuse and witnessing violence. All of the children and families who come through their doors are offered free therapy services for as long as they need. Additionally, TBCAC offers free child abuse prevention resources that offers practical information about ways to protect kids from abuse.

“Over 3,200 children have been served by our organization, and a gift of this size will help us serve our community in tremendous ways,” said Ginger Kadlec, CEO of TBCAC. “For others wishing to donate to TBCAC, [the organization is] always in need of individual snacks and beverages, toys and games, art therapy supplies including washable markers, paints and crafts, gas cards, and monetary donations.”

The money was raised through the monthly “cash in on kindness” March guest collection initiative at both Turtle Creek and Leelanau Sands casinos, with guests donating their change for a change. The program has donated over $95,000 to area non-profit organizations including the American Heart Association, Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities, Veterans in Crisis, Father Fred Foundation, Grand Traverse Band Food Pantry, Michael’s Place, Child & Family Services, For Love of Water, Cherryland Humane Society, Love Thy Neighbor, Reigning Liberty Ranch, Recovery Road Riders Scholarship Fund, TC Track Club’s Women’s Cancer Fund, 22 2 None, Project Feed the Kids, Big Brothers Big Sisters, NW Michigan Chapter of the American Red Cross, SEEDS Ecology and Education Centers, Watershed Center Grand Traverse Bay, Grand Traverse Conservation District, and Skegemog Raptor Center.