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"They Care, We Care" fundraiser collecting funds for volunteers struggling through COVID-19

Posted at 9:18 AM, Apr 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-24 09:18:08-04

Michigan Cares For Tourism is hosting an online fundraising campaign to support the volunteers who run and maintain many of Michigan's tourism destinations.

They Care, We Care, Michigan Cares for Tourism online fundraiser gives those who love to travel in Michigan an opportunity to make a difference for the more than 600,000 hospitality, lodging, and food service employees in Michigan struggling due to the COVID19 pandemic.

Michigan Cares for Tourism is working with the Michigan Lodging and Restaurant Association to make sure donations go directly to the industry employees. Every dollar of each donation will go directly to the housekeepers, servers, tasting room staff, destination marketers, cooks or maintenance technicians who have been impacted by COVID-19.

As a thank you gift for each donation, Michigan Cares for Tourism will send a gift of Michigan Cares for Tourism merchandise.

Michigan Cares for Tourism is a 100% volunteer, 100% give-back partnership between Michigan tourism organizations where they come together to help restore Michigan's historic attractions, learn about a Michigan tourism destination, and network across our industry segments to ultimately enhance the visitor experience, and be more involved professionals.

To find out more about Michigan Cares for Tourism, and the link to donate to the fundraiser, visit or text CARES to 80888.