COLOR FOR HOPE FUNDRAISER

History

  • The four 18"x24" Coloring Posters were created in 2015 and 2016 by artist Susan Alexander

  • Susan spent hours in the natural areas and the businesses and landmarks of the Traverse City and the Leelanau County areas to capture the beautiful details.

  • There are four designs- two unique ones for Traverse City and two unique ones for Leelanau County

  • Each poster has side panels of each season in the area showing the animals, insects and flowers of the area as well. 

  • The posters also feature drawings of places such as Burritt's, GT Pie, J&S Hamburg, M22, The State Theater, the Martinek Clock, Flower Station, Art's Tavern etc. 

  • Posters have been colored in the past with groups of kids working together or families.

What: The Grand Traverse County Drug Free Coalition is selling 18”x24” colorable posters. The 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 cost is $15 for a set of two posters.

Artist Info:  Susan Alexander is a local artist who lost her daughter to the disease of addiction. She is a passionate supporter of this cause and donated these posters as a way to further efforts to curb addiction and increase availability of resources related to education, prevention and treatment.

Proceeds: All proceeds from the sale of these posters go to support the following services and opportunities in our community:

  • Education through the Grand Traverse Drug Free Coalition, including work with the youth through our STAND Clubs

  • Prevention through KnowDangers.com 

  • Treatment through Sober Living Scholarships and other Recovery Opportunities

How to Buy: 

  • The posters are currently available at both Oryana locations, Addiction Treatment Service's The PORCH, The Red Dresser, Haberdashery, Premier Floral Design & Gift Emporium, Solitude Float and Wellness Spa, Peninsula Market, The Botanical Gardens, and the AREA Posters Facebook page

  • You can contact Lauren Reed at gtcdrugfreecoalition@gmail.com and she will coordinate a pickup with you. Cash, credit cards, or checks, made payable to Catholic Human Services, are accepted. 

  • We have recently collaborated with the Traverse City Downtown Development Authority for this project. They will be promoting and selling our posters for $20; $15 will be going towards our fundraiser and $5 will go towards the Downtown Relief Fund. You can visit their website (https://www.downtowntc.com/relief/) to purchase or stop into Great Lakes Bath and Body or Spice and Tea Merchants.