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Meet the 26 Copper Country non-profits participating in #GivingTuesday with Portage Health Foundation in 2022

October 6, 2022 | By Kiera Raymond

Portage Health Foundation (PHF) is pleased to announce the 26 local non-profit organizations participating in its sixth annual #GivingTuesday, which is on Tuesday, November 29, 2022. 

2022-10-05-GivingTuesday-NonProfitPartners-OLThe new non-profit organizations of 2022 #Giving Tuesday are as follows;

  • Bootjack Fire & Rescue Foundation 
  • Camp Josh 
  • Copper Country Junior Hockey Association 
  • Ripple Recovery Residence - Great Lakes Recovery Centers Foundation 
  • unitē Mental Health and Wellness 

Along with the five new partners, PHF welcomes back;

  • 31 Backpacks
  • Ahmeek Village Volunteer Fire and Rescue
  • Baraga County Shelter Home
  • Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter Home
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Western UP - UP Kids
  • Copper Country Angel Mission
  • Copper Country Habitat for Humanity
  • Copper Country Senior Meals
  • Copper Harbor Trails Club
  • Dan Schmitt Gift of Music
  • Dial Help
  • Friends of Porcupine Mountain WSP
  • Keweenaw Family Resource Center
  • Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club
  • Keweenaw Random Acts of Community Kindness
  • Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly
  • Omega House
  • Ontonagon County Cancer Association
  • Simple Kindness for Youth
  • Superior Search & Rescue
  • Swedetown Trails Club

#GivingTuesday is held on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, with the intention of kickstarting the holiday season with kindness and giving. Through #GivingTuesday community members are able to “put their money where their heart is” and give back to organizations that have a direct impact on their lives. 

PHF will be matching donations dollar-for-dollar up to a certain amount. That toal is yet to be determined for 2022.  

Through five years, the #GivingTuesday campaign has put nearly $2 million into nonprofit organizations in Houghton, Baraga, Ontonagon, and Keweenaw counties. This year having at least two organizations in each county, the community can focus on giving back to the Copper Country as a whole. 

Donors may make their donation to one specific nonprofit organization or they have the option to split their donations between all 26 non-profits. Starting in early November, donations can be made online or mailed to Portage Health Foundation; 400 Quincy Street; Hancock MI 49930. Checks must be written to Portage Health Foundation with the organization who the funds are designated for noted along with the check. 

Learn more about Portage Health Foundation’s #GivingTuesday campaign at

Kiera Raymond