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Your Gift, Copper Country's Legacy

Join the wave of generosity this #GivingTuesday — empower Copper Country's nonprofits to create a brighter future for all! 

Donations for #GivingTuesday 2023 have closed!

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$250,000 Match Available

Put Your Money Where Your Heart is this year on #GivingTuesday and support one of 31 incredible organizations! Donations are being accepted beginning November 7 and running until 11:59 p.m. on #GivingTuesday itself, Tuesday, November 28, 2023. This year Copper Shores Community Health Foundation, with help from a donation by the Klungness Family Foundation, is matching up to $250,000 in donations. 
Nonprofit Participants
Donations Made
$ 2.77 million
Raised to Date

How to Donate


Choose which organization(s) you want to donate to on this webpage and make a donation using a credit card, bank account, paypal, etc. 


Stop by our office - 5th floor of the Huntington Bank building in downtown Hancock. 


Copper Shores
400 Quincy Street
P.O. Box 299
Hancock, MI 49930

*Check must be postmarked on or by Nov. 28. 

Donations made using check or cash must indicate what nonprofit the funds should be directed toward. Checks must be written to Copper Shores. 

Donations for 2023 have closed.

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Choose which nonprofits you want to donate to!

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Split your donation evenly between all participants in #GiveCopperCountry!

31 Backpacks

Providing over 100,000 meals annually, plus personal hygiene products Copper Country students. Follow on Facebook.

Ahmeek Village Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department

All-volunteer fire & rescue department faithfully serving the Copper Country since 1909. Follow on Facebook.

Baraga County Shelter Home

Working to eliminate domestic violence, sexual violence and stalking through sheltering and support. Visit website.

Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter Home

Dedicated to providing safety and resources to domestic violence victims & families. Visit Website.

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Providing one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth in our community. Visit website.

Bootjack Fire and Rescue Foundation

Supporting municipal emergency services and fostering community safety. Follow on Facebook.

Bridging Gaps Childcare

Dedicated to providing an essential service for families in our community. Visit website.

Camp Josh

Providing individuals with disabilities accessible ways to learn about and experience the outdoors. Visit website.

Copper Country Angel Mission

Fighting poverty and promoting community welfare by serving those in need with compassion and dignity. Visit website. 

Copper Country Habitat for Humanity

Building and improving homes to create a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Visit website.

Copper Country Junior Hockey Association

Allowing local youth a safe environment to play hockey while fostering skills, sportsmanship and teamwork. Visit website.

Copper Country Ski Tigers

Enabling local young skiers to participate in skiing events, competitions and instruction for nearly 30 years. Visit website.

Copper Harbor Trails Club

Building and maintaining incredible trails for human-powered activities throughout Copper Harbor. Visit website.

Copper Shores Bridges

Empowering our community to overcome poverty through education and collaboration. Visit website.

Copper Shores Meals on Wheels

A home-delivered and congregate meals, with a focus on good nutrition and elminating social isolation. Visit website.

Copper Shores Outreach & Education

Training and programming to educate and promote community strength.
Visit website.

Copper Shores Victim Support

Available 24/7/365 to support victims of any crime for free. Visit website.

Dan Schmitt Gift of Music and Education Fund

Providing youth with free after-school music lessons. Visit website.

Friends of the Porkies

Inspiring appreciation of wilderness through partnerships with the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. Visit website.

Gay Fire Department Auxiliary

Supporting Sherman Township volunteer firefighters and med. first responders. Follow on Facebook.

Hancock Trails Club

Maintains and improves Maasto Hiihto/Churning Rapids trails for XC skiing, snow biking, snowshoeing, mountain biking and hiking. Visit website.

Keweenaw ATV Club

Repairs and maintains 170 miles of ATV trails to keep them safe. Visit website.

Keweenaw Family Resource Center

Supports, enriches and strengthens family life by providing programs which focus on families with young children. Visit website.

Keweenaw Land Trust

Protecting land, water and quality of life through conservation, stewardship and nature connections. Visit website.

Keweenaw Random Acts of Community Kindness

Providing assistance to the community through random acts of kindness. Visit website.

Keweenaw Snowmobile Club

Grooming and maintaining the 200 miles of snowmobile trails from Toivola to High Rock Bay to support safety. Visit website.

Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly

Committed to relieving isolation and loneliness among the elderly by offering friendship and celebration of life. Visit website.

New Power Tour

An energy nonprofit whose main focus is to help people replace failing HVAC and insulate their homes. Visit website.

Omega House

A home-like environment for compassionate and competent end-of-life care. Visit website.

Ontonagon County Cancer Association

Directly benefits Ontonagon County cancer patients, through financial help, education, screenings and research. Visit website.

Simple Kindness for Youth (SKY)

Help young people build their self-esteem through access to basic needs, activities and community participation. Visit website.

Superior Search & Rescue

Povides specialized services such as ground search and rescue for residents and visitors of the Copper Country. Visit website.

Swedetown Trails Club

Providing year-round, non-motorized outdoor recreation at the Swedetown Recreation Area in Calumet Township.  Visit website.

Mental Health & Wellness

Works to increase access to mental healthcare in rural communities. Visit website.


Frequently Asked Questions

How were the nonprofits chosen?

Nonprofits apply to be part of #GivingTuesday. Every year we choose nonprofit partners based on the following qualifications:

  • A charitable nonprofit organization with 501(c)(3) IRS determination
  • Provide their certified financial audit and/or 990
  • Must be current with their tax status and have their License to Solicit (if required)
  • Must not be a religious or educational institution
  • Have a mission related to Copper Shores's Strategic Goals and Objectives or raise funds for a specific project that relates to those pillars
  • Organization must be domiciled in and serve the people of Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw and/or Ontonagon counties.

What to expect during #GivingTuesday

Donations will be open from November 7, 2023 until the day of #GivingTuesday - November 28, 2023. Throughout the month leading up to #GivingTuesday, we encourage individuals to learn more about our non-profit partners and to hopefully make a donation to the one(s) they feel are closest to their hearts. All money donated before and on #GivingTuesday will be given 100 percent to the non-profits, aiding them to succeed in their missions within the community. 

Will my donation be matched?

Yes. All donations made during #GivingTuesday will be matched. Copper Shores Community Health Foundation is matching dollar-for-dollar up to $250,000. If more than $250,000 is donated, non-profits will receive a portion of the $250,000 equal to the proportion of total donations they brought in.

For example, if $500,000 was donated and they brought in $50,000 of that, they would have brought in 10% of the total, and would receive 10% of the match. That would mean $50,000 was donated and Copper Shores is matching with $25,000 in additional funds. Every penny donated to the nonprofits goes to the nonprofits. 

History of #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. We call it Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is. This fundraising effort is to help raise awareness, advocate for and help non-profits throughout our four-county community, which includes Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw and Ontonagon counties. Through six years we’ve put nearly $3 million into our community’s nonprofits. Learn more about #GivingTuesday as a movement at


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Let's Build Together

Our goal is to make Michigan’s Copper Country the healthiest community. Your donation to these nonprofits will help us make that happen. Click the button below to make a donation spread evenly between all participants!