Cherryland Awards $11,500 to Area Non-Profits

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September 20, 2017
Cherryland Cares awarded $11,500 this week to five northwest Michigan area non-profit organizations. This funding will go to help purchase winter boots for needy children, assist cancer patients with everyday expenses, acquire tools and equipment for building affordable housing, and more.
Receiving grants were: Acme Christian Thrift Store, Boots for Kids, Habitat for Humanity – Benzie County, Leelanau County Cancer Foundation, and National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – Grand Traverse.

The Cherryland Cares board is made up of five volunteer Cherryland Electric Cooperative members. The board decides where the money derived from Cherryland Cares Round Up will be distributed to non-profits. Cherryland Cares Round Up money comes from Cherryland members who choose to round up their bills to the nearest dollar.
About Cherryland Electric Cooperative
Cherryland Electric Cooperative is a not-for-profit, member-owned electric utility serving 35,000 members in the Grand Traverse region. Cherryland’s service territory spans Kalkaska to Northport to Manistee. To learn more about Cherryland, visit
Shannon Mattson, Administrative Assistant, (231) 486-9234