We now officially own 433 Fifth Street. We will finish the interior work, painting, floor coverings, etc. and then move in. We hope to remain open at our current location until we move. We still need your financial support as we complete renovations.
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We Need Your Help!

     Our rent went up, we outgrew our space, and we want to offer even more programs to reduce the effects of poverty in Copper Country. We bought a new home!  BUT, we need a little help from our friends. See our request for funding at our GoFundMe site ( or directly donate towards our remodeling below. 



Copper Country Angel Mission knows that our strength lies not only in the words we stand by, but most importantly through the actions of our initiatives. More than 20 years ago, a small group of like-minded individuals realized that by working together they could efficiently and effectively help to overcome the effects of local poverty, and they launched New Beginnings Angel Mission under Portage Lake United Church, Inc. with support of the Presbytery of Mackinac.

Since that time, we have grown, changed our name, and become an independent corporation with partnerships, but our mission is the same:  Copper Country Angel Mission promotes community welfare by serving those in need with compassion and dignity.


"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does"               -- William James

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Our free store: CCAM welcomes donations of clothing and household goods that are in good condition for reuse. We invite shoppers of all income levels to select free goods and leave a monetary donation, if they are able, which converts material donations into funds for our programs. 

Our clients: CCAM offers programs to assist with rent, utility shut-off, transportation to medical appointments, and other needs. Our food pantry is open two days a week. We offer annual programs for children, such as school supplies in the Backpack Program and children’s shopping days before holidays. We make certain that every child has Christmas gifts through our Angel Tree Program and that everyone has appropriate clothing for our U.P. winters through our Winter Wear Giveaway.

Our sponsors: CCAM appreciates monetary donations to the general fund, building fund, or special programs.

Our volunteers: CCAM welcomes volunteers, who willing work hard for the joy of serving their community. Some of our volunteers were once clients, but now pay-it-forward by becoming volunteers. Join us!

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There is a way that you can have Amazon donate to Angel Mission with each purchase you make.

  1. Login to your Amazon account.

  2. In the top menu strip under "Account & Lists" select AmazonSmile in the drop-down list.

  3. A page that has "Your Current Charity" on the right side will open. Select "Change Charity." 

  4. A search page will open; search for "Copper Country Angel Mission."

  5. Select Copper Country Angel Mission in the results and you are ready to go. 

Amazon will make a small contribution each time that you purchase from the Smile.Amazon site. Remember to go to AmazonSmile for each of your purchases or Amazon will not make the donation. Thank you for making Copper Country Angel Mission your charity of choice.



Jill grew up in Calumet and after retiring from Michigan Tech joined the Angel Mission board. Jill has been deeply involved in local and tribal organizations and has extensive board experience. We are pleased to have Jill's expertise helping to lead the Angel Mission.


Jim Northey is a member of Portage Lake United Church, and has actively supported the annual coat giveaway held by Angel Mission and PLUC. Additionally, Jim serves on the board of directors of the CopperDog150 and the board of Superior National Bank. He works in the financial services industry and renewable energy industry. In his free time, Jim enjoys spending time with his family and working on his homestead.


Sherry moved to the U.P. in 1978, but her employment in environmental education and management took her around the country. In 1994, Sherry and her husband built a home as a family project with their two children. In 2010 and they both moved back to the U.P. Sherry also is a race coordinator for Copper Dog 150.


Our dedicated team of experienced professionals are always on the ball, utilizing their unique skills and passion to move the work of our Non-Profit Organization forward. We’re always pushing ourselves to stay ahead of the curve and striving to perfect our programs. Meet some of our incredible leaders below.


Paul Tuoriniemi is a life long resident of the Calumet area. Paul retired from the forest services industry a few years ago. He and his wife Renee are active supporters of the Angel Mission.


119 5th St.
Calumet, MI 49918

(906) 934-2226

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          The late Lynn (Schmitt) Lanyon was raised in Tamarack City, graduated from Dollar Bay with an interest in business, and moved to Calumet in 1999. The Angel Mission was one of her passions and as Angel Mission expanded over the years, she said, "There have been many positive changes made and many more to come."

          Lynn proudly served as co-director/manager of Copper Country Angel Mission. This amazing woman spent countless, selfless hours helping those in need, touching hearts and improving the lives of many in our community. She organized annual programs, such as children’s “shopping” days, free school supplies, winter-wear giveaway, and Angel Tree. Lynn never turned away anyone in need. As her obituary stated, "The community lost one of its earthly angels," but her mission continues as Angel Mission endeavors to meet her devotion to community and those in need.

We will miss you, Lynn. (January 2022)