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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

2023-11-02-#GivingTuesday-NonprofitsAnnounced-OL-Web-FacebookMeet 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, 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.