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Color for Hope Fundraiser to Help Support Addiction Services in Northern Michigan

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The Grand Traverse County Drug Free Coalition is selling 18”x24” colorable posters.

The 18”x24” colorable posters come in four unique designs, two Traverse City and two Leelanau posters. The designs include businesses, landmarks, and scenery specific to these areas.

The local artist, Susan Alexander, spent hours in the natural areas, businesses, and landmarks of Traverse City and Leelanau County areas to capture the beautiful details. Susan Alexander lost her daughter to the disease of addiction. She donated these posters as a way to further efforts to curb addiction and increase availability of resources related to education, prevention and treatment

Since the fundraiser began in late 2020, they have raised over $8,000 and have already put the money to use.

They have purchased wall mounted Naloxone Safety Kits. The kits have been installed at the Woodmere, East Bay, Peninsula, and Kingsley libraries, Living Hope Church, the Salvation Army, the Goodwill Inn, the 86th District Courthouse, the 13th Circuit Court, the Friendship Community Center, Central United Methodist Church, and the Northwestern Michigan College library.

They have also donated funds to address barriers for those seeking recovery, making treatment possible.

All proceeds from the sale of these posters go to support substance use disorder (SUD) education, prevention, and treatment in our community.

The posters are available at many local retailers as well as on the

You can also email Lauren Reed at to coordinate a pickup. Cash, credit, or checks, made payable to Catholic Human Services, are accepted.

For more information about Addiction Treatment Services in Traverse City, .

 to learn more about Families Against Narcotics.

If you or someone you know is struggling with a drug addiction you can contact the SAMHSA National Helpline at 1-800-662-4357, .

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