Partner In Education

Give Back Offers

Your business can support education and TCAPS students through a “give back” program by donating a portion of sales to Traverse City Area Public Schools.  Patrons of your business will feel good that their purchase is supporting students in our community. 

The following TCAPS Partners offer a give back program:


Support the Traverse City West Middle School library by shopping online at Brilliant Books! Just like an in-school book fair, 25% of your online purchase goes towards enriching the school's book collection. Simply use this customized link, and the library receives credit! It's that easy! Looking for recommended middle school titles and more information? Check out the Titans Book Fair link on the lower right side of the page. Orders may be picked up in-store, or shipped for a small fee. Visit External Link to shop today!


Lilies of the Alley - Donates 20% back on all sales when you mention the TCAPS PIE program. Locally owned, Lilies is a custom flower shop (fresh,dried, and silk) with floral arrangements for home and office and an unique approach to wedding design. Located off the alley behind The City Opera House at 112-A Front Street.


milk crate BasketballMilk Crate Basketball is a nonprofit organization assisting KIDS IN NEED with resources to play and enjoy the game of basketball.  The organization has been a direct supporter of the TCAPS Learning, Enrichment and Athletics Program since its inception. 100% of your donation provides kids with a wide range of items needed in order to play and enjoy basketball -- shoes, basketballs, hoops, athletic wear, camps, etc.  Donations of new ‘basketball’ merchandise will also be accepted.  In 2016-2017 school year 100% of recipients were TCAPS students. To support Milk Crate Basketball visit External Link


nmc bbqNMC will donate $1 for every TCAPS ticket sold to TCAPS' Students in Transition Empowerment Program (STEP), which provides free supportive, education-related services to students, ages 3-20, who lack fixed, regular and adequate housing. STEP ensures the educational rights of families and youth by working with eligible students who have lost permanent housing due to foreclosure, eviction, or reasons related to economic hardship to locate and coordinate available services based on each student’s individual needs. The goal of the program is to ensure school stability, remove barriers to full participation in their education, and support academic achievement while children are in residential transition. Get tickets in advance for $6 with $1 going to STEP by visiting External Link or they are $8 at the gate. 

Papa John'sPapa John's Traverse City - One day per month, Papa John's Traverse City donates 25% of all sales from 11AM - 11PM to support Food Service Assistance for students.  The next give back date is Thursday, May 18, 2017.