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We just received our check from Portage Health Foundation's Giving Tuesday and it was a huge boost to our programs and our future. Thank you to everyone who donated to Copper Country Angel Mission. A big thank you to Portage Health Foundation (PHF) for being such a great force in our community by positively influencing development of a healthier community through enhanced philanthropy and collaboration. As a partner with PHF, we benefit from financial awards that assist us in the support of new and existing programs, projects, and services. This Giving Tuesday opportunity is truly a partnership between PHF, CCAM, and our entire community.

Thank you to all of our supporters!

We are seeking a Manager for the store and to oversee programs. An understanding of basic business principles, a willingness to work with others, and a desire to make a difference in our community are required. This is primarily a volunteer position with limited compensation. If you are interested, please message us below.

Where do you go for up-to-date information about store hours or emergency closures? Join our Facebook Group. You will receive notifications of closures or other announcements. We have more than 280 members.

Our local Community Action Agency in Houghton has a Monthly Diaper Program. If you currently receive SNAP benefits or are a low-income family, you’re eligible. Please call (906) 482-5528 for details.

Did you know? The Presbytery of the Mackinac (PCUSA) has been a major supporter since 2011 and at one time covered the entire overhead for Angel Mission Free Store.  Local churches such as Portage Lake United Church, Houghton, and Bethany Lutheran, Mohawk, have stepped up to support us too. Thank you to all the faith based organizations that assist us in the community.

Remember, if the schools close for weather, so do we!


Happy   New   Year!    and    THANK    YOU
to    all    our    supports    in    2022

Individuals like YOU! and the following organizations and businesses:

Presbytery of Mackinac, Petosky (covering U.P.)

James Ruppe Foundation, Chicago

Portage Health Foundation, Hancock

Somero, Houghton

Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital and Auxiliary, Laurium

Upper Great Lakes Family Health, Hancock

Fellowship Guild and Members of Portage Lake United Church, Houghton

Bethany Lutheran members with Thrivent I.M. and Helping Hands, Mohawk 

Keweenaw Area Community Foundation, Hancock

United Dairy Industry of Michigan/Blue Cross Blue Shield/Blue Cross Complete of Michigan 

Aspirus Hospital Surgical & Pharmacy Dept., Laurium

Superior National Bank, Hancock

Walmart, Houghton

American Forest Management, Hancock

Staff of Aspirus Keweenaw Clinics, Laurium

Church of the Resurrection, Hancock

Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority, Houghton

TV-6 Canathon, Marquette

Hancock Rotary Club, Hancock

Kendricks, Bordeau, Keefe, Seavoy & Reilly, P.C., Marquette

Red Jacket Media, Sara Dudenas

VFW 6165 Rangers, South Range

Staff of Northern Mutual Insurance, Hancock

Golf League Ladies, Calumet

Miller’s Recreation, Laurium

Insight Eye Care, Calumet

GS Engineering, Houghton

VFW Post 3900 and Auxiliary, Calumet

Mine St Amoco/North Star BP, Calumet

MichtyBytes Inc., Chicago

Grace Lutheran Church, South Range

Otter River Outfitters, Houghton

Calumet Electronics, Calumet

Jim's Pizza, Calumet

Dollar General, Allouez

Dollar General, Lake Linden

Dollar General, Calumet

Toni's Country Kitchen, Laurium

Auto-Pro Glass & Tire: Auto Repair & Tire Shop, Houghton

The Hut

Sundae in the Park, Mohawk

Meijer, Marquette

McDonalds, Houghton

Holiday Station Store, Calumet

Pats Foods, Calumet

L & L Bar, Calumet

Culver's of Houghton

Burger King, Calumet

The Depot Crossing, Hubbell

Dairy Queen, Houghton

Lacey's Curbside Bistro, Chassell


Portage Health Foundation for AED

Portage Health Foundation for Food Pantry

Keweenaw Area Community Foundation for Assistance

Portage Health Auxiliary for Assistance

United Dairy Industry of Michigan for Food Pantry Infrastructure

Aspirus for Food Pantry Infrastructure and AED/CPR training

Home: Our Mission


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


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. 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 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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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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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.

Home: Our Team


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 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 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 has always been involved in volunteer and community work and has just continued that habit with CCAM.


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 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.


  • Implement existing programs and work collaboratively with Program Leaders.

  • Assign and oversee volunteers in the completion of their tasks.

  • Accountable to the Board of Directors.

  • Demonstrate basic business understanding.

  • Want to make a difference in your community.

Home: Contact Us

433 5th St.
Calumet, MI 49913

For updated information on emergency store closures, needs and requests, etc. visit our group on Facebook

(906) 934-2226

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