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#GivingTuesday 2023 results are in

February 8, 2024 | By Emilie Jacques

The community support for nonprofits in Michigan’s Copper Country has once again gone above and beyond for #GivingTuesday. This week checks will go to the nonprofit partners, totaling $857,200.24.

“We are very happy to be able to host and execute a program that connects donors with various community organizations that make such a big difference in the everyday lives of our friends and neighbors,” Copper Shores President/CEO Kevin Store said. 2024-02-08 Final GivingTuesday Total - OL

Through seven years Copper Shores’ #GivingTuesday program has raised $3,631,423.75 for nonprofits from Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw and Ontonagon counties.

#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. It takes place on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving each year. Locally we call it #GiveCopperCountry where we ask our community to “Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is.” The campaign is designed to raise awareness, advocate for the individual causes and help build nonprofits capacity to fundraise.

Nonprofits in the community were invited to apply to be a partner in September, the partners were announced in October and donations opened in November, culminating with #GivingTuesday itself on Tuesday, November 28. 

Keep up with Copper Shores Community Health Foundation on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn or X (formerly known as Twitter) to see check presentations over the coming weeks and months! Learn more about Copper Shores Community Health Foundation’s #GivingTuesday campaign at

Total raised for each nonprofit

  • 31 Backpacks - $55,904.78
  • Ahmeek Village Volunteer Fire and Rescue - $2,887.66
  • Baraga County Shelter Home - $14,948.40
  • Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter Home - $39,031.94
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters - $32,597.95
  • Bootjack Fire & Rescue Foundation - $12,653.84
  • Bridging Gaps Childcare - $2,585.17
  • Camp Josh - $18,694.83
  • Copper Country Angel Mission - $39,897.74
  • Copper Country Habitat for Humanity - $29,843.61
  • Copper Country Junior Hockey Association - $11,977.43
  • Copper Country Ski Tigers - $6,918.12
  • Copper Harbor Trails Club - $92,497.13
  • Copper Shores Bridges - $8,092.81
  • Copper Shores Meals on Wheels - $24,982.99
  • Copper Shores Outreach & Education - $4,420.82
  • Copper Shores Victim Support - $4,780.82 
  • Dan Schmitt Gift of Music and Education Fund - $10,433.63
  • Friends of the Porkies -  $4,378.68 
  • Gay Fire Department Auxiliary - $1,681.73
  • Hancock Trails Club - $22,337.08
  • Keweenaw ATV Club - $4,922.60
  • Keweenaw Family Resource Center - $17,978.18
  • Keweenaw Land Trust - $22,797.51
  • Keweenaw Random Acts of Community Kindness - $5,311.04
  • Keweenaw Snowmobile Club - $5,283.36
  • Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly - $138,709.12
  • New Power Tour - $6,872.95
  • Omega House - $129,750.90
  • Ontonagon County Cancer Association -  $19,875.29
  • Simple Kindness for Youth (SKY) - $23,308.16
  • Superior Search and Rescue - $3,220.26
  • Swedetown Trails Club - $31,704.36
  • Unitē Mental Health and Wellness - $4,257.40
Emilie Jacques

Emilie Jacques

"I grew up in the area and graduated from Michigan Tech with a B.S. in Psychology, a minor in Communication Studies, and a minor in Media Production. I love the outdoors, camping, backpacking, hiking, and anything that will leave me with blisters and bug bites. I consider myself a huge nerd and spend much of my time thinking about DnD and consuming any high fantasy entertainment that I can." You can reach Emilie at