Thirty nonprofits participating in #GiveCopperCountry in 2023
This year’s #GivingTuesday campaign hosted by Copper Shores Community Health Foundation has a record number of participants with 30 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations participating, including seven new participants.
Donations are now being accepted at coppershores.org/givingtuesday.
Meet the 2023 #GiveCopperCountry Nonprofits
- 31 Backpacks
- Ahmeek Village Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department
- Baraga County Shelter Home
- Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter Home
- Big Brothers Big Sisters – UP Kids
- Bootjack EMS
- Bridging Gaps Childcare*
- Camp Josh
- Copper Country Angel Mission
- Copper Country Habitat for Humanity
- Copper Country Junior Hockey Association
- Copper Country Ski Tigers*
- Copper Harbor Trails Club
- Dan Schmitt Gift of Music
- Friends of the Porkies
- Gay Fire Department Auxiliary (Sherman Township)*
- Hancock Trails Club (formerly Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club)
- Keweenaw ATV Club*
- Keweenaw Family Resource Center
- Keweenaw Land Trust*
- Keweenaw Random Acts of Community Kindness (K-RACK)
- Keweenaw Snowmobile Club*
- Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly
- New Power Tour*
- Omega House
- Ontonagon County Cancer Association
- Simple Kindness for Youth (SKY)
- Superior Search & Rescue
- Swedetown Trails Club
- Unitē Mental Health and Wellness
* First time participant in #GiveCopperCountry
To be eligible, an organization must be 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, must not be a religious or educational institution, have a mission related to Copper Shores’ Strategic Goals and Objectives or raise funds for a specific project that relates to those pillars and the organization must be domiciled in Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw or Ontonagon counties. Applications were accepted from September 8 until October 9.
In addition to the 30 nonprofit organizations, Copper Shores will also be fundraising for its own programming including Outreach & Education, Meals on Wheels, Bridges and Victim Support. These programs will not be eligible for the match.
Donations will be accepted starting next week. They can be made online at coppershores.org/givingtuesday, or a check can be mailed or dropped off at the Copper Shores downtown Hancock office. Checks must be written to Copper Shores Community Health Foundation with a note on which organization the check is designated for. Copper Shores will once again have a match to incentivize donors to put their money where their heart is by supporting our local nonprofit organizations.
In total this campaign has put more than $2.7 million into nonprofits in Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw and Ontonagon counties. This is the seventh year Copper Shores has hosted this event, which takes place on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving - November 28 this year.