COPPER COUNTRY ANGEL MISSION WELCOMES YOU

Winterwear Giveaway and Coat Drive are coming soon!

We will begin accepting winterwear for our massive giveaway on October 5. We will close for October 13, 14, & 15 to set up. We will be open for the winterwear giveaway on October 16, 17, & 18. Please note that these are not our usual hours! Stop in for coats, snow pants, boots, and accessories.

Please keep us in mind for Giving Tuesday!

We are once again applying to participate in Portage Health Foundation's Giving Tuesday fundraising, Tuesday the 29th of November. Please keep us in mind for your support!  https://www.phfgive.org/giving-tuesday

We will begin taking clothing and household items again October 5.

Winter is Coming!

And we are preparing for it. We will run our annual Winterwear Giveaway October 16, 17, & 18 this year. After that, a smaller assortment of winterwear will be available on the regular clothing racks.

Start thinking snow and cold a little early this year and come pick up what you and the family will need for this winter on Sunday, Monday, & Tuesday, October 16, 17, & 18, between 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM.

 

COPPER COUNTRY ANGEL MISSION AT A GLANCE

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 local effects of poverty. They launched New Beginnings Angel Mission under Portage Lake United Church, Inc. in Houghton with strong and generous support from the Presbytery of Mackinac.

Since that time, we have grown, broadened our support, changed our name, and become an independent corporation that continues partnerships with the Presbytery and Portage Lake United Church, 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 do not accept large electronics. We invite shoppers of all income levels to select free goods and leave a monetary donation, if they are able. This converts material donations into funding for our programs. We must pay for space, electricity, heat, and water, even before we can help others with their financial needs. We depend the generosity of donors and sponsors, each contributing what they can to keep us open.

Our food pantry: CCAM helps to feed people in our area through a food pantry. We purchase foods to stock the pantry and receive some gifts of food from local restaurants, individuals, and businesses.

Our clients: CCAM offers programs to assist with rent, utility shut-off, transportation to medical appointments, and other needs. 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 volunteers: CCAM welcomes volunteers, who willing work hard for the joy of serving their community. Even our program managers are dedicated volunteers. Some of our volunteers were once clients, but now pay-it-forward by becoming volunteers. Join us!

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Our Grand Opening was grand, indeed!

We had a fun day with games and cake as well as touring the new facility. Our new home is still a work in progress. We still need to add a basement door, new roof, and siding. Eventually, we need to renovate the upstairs. You can help by bringing your monetary donation to Superior National Bank and asking that it be entered into the Copper Country Angel Mission Donation Account -- no fees, no fuss! OR, donate towards our remodeling below or at the store. Thank you for your ongoing support

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Or, bring your donation to Superior National Bank and ask it to be added to Copper Country Angel Mission Donation Account

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Make Copper Country Angel Mission your Smile.Amazon charity

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

  1. Log in 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.

Our dedicated team use their unique skills and passion to move the work of our Non-Profit Organization forward. We are striving to not only combat the spiraling effects of poverty, but to assist our clients out of the poverty.  Meet some of our incredible leaders below.

 

Jill HODGES

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.

PAUL TUORINIEMI

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.

SHERRY MIDDLEMIS-BROWN

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 on the shore of Lake Superior. In 2010 and they both moved back to the U.P. Sherry also is a race coordinator for Copper Dog 150.

JIM NORTHEY

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.

Koni Turunen

Koni was born and raised, along with two sisters, locally by her mom. She and her husband, whom is a combat veteran, have one young child and enjoy all the outdoor adventures the UP has to offer. Koni is employed by Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center (UGL) as the Grants and Programs Manager. She looks forward to providing CCAM with current knowledge and understanding of non-profit organizations, as well as grant management. Additionally, she attended an initial Bridges out of Poverty event held by the Portage Health Foundation and hopes to incorporate some of those principles into CCAM.

TERRY LABONTE

Terry is a long time volunteer, who accepted the position of program manager in February. Her skills in organization are invaluable and she keeps the store running smoothly.

MIKE QUELLO

Mike is a long time resident of Copper Country and has volunteered at Angel Mission for a decade. He has been instrumental in moving our storage and or store to afford space. He accepted the program manager position in February and has been a true asset to the programs.

 

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