COPPER COUNTRY ANGEL MISSION WELCOMES YOU
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Coat the Copper Country! and add new or gently used boots, snow pants, waterproof mittens/gloves, and warm hats. Donate them at the store or at the following cooperating businesses:
Monetary donation cans
Keweenaw Area: Slim’s Café & Bakery Mohawk Superette Sundae in the Park Allouez BP Phoenix Store
Laurium: Toni’s Country Kitchen Laurium Marathon Amora Wellness Salon 1281
Calumet: Keweenaw Gas Co-op Keweenaw Coffee Works Phoenix Store Bucko’s Party Store
Harter’s Party Store Campioni Hardware Ace Hardware
Lake Linden: DeMars Market Campioni Convenience
Bethany Lutheran Church and Sundae in the Park, Mohawk
Faith Lutheran Church and Keweenaw Catholic Community, Calumet
Walmart, Houghton (2 boxes)
Dollar General in Allouez, Calumet & Lake Linden
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.
With your help, we distributed 135 student backpacks, filled with grade appropriate supplies to start the school year. Everyone involved should be proud to send these kids off to their first day of school with the supplies they need to make it a successful school year.
COPPER COUNTRY ANGEL MISSION AT A GLANCE
Copper Country Angel Mission knows that our strength lies not only in words, but more importantly through our actions. More than 20 years ago, Rebecca Koivu, lay-pastor of the Community Church in Calumet, and a small group of individuals, brimming with faith and compassion, realized that together they could effectively help to overcome local effects of poverty. They launched New Beginnings Angel Mission, which later became a mission of Portage Lake United Church, Inc. in Houghton with strong and generous support from the Presbytery of Mackinac. Since then, we have grown, broadened our support, changed our name, and become an independent 501-c-3 corporation 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 through our food pantry, open Wednesday and Saturday, 11:00-2:00. Emergency assistance is available through the Contact Us below. Our Food Pantry is an equal opportunity provider. We purchase foods from Feed America and we 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!
Show Your Support
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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Find hours of operation and the most recent announcements
Open Wednesday through Saturday, 11:00 -2:00
Food Pantry open Wednesday and Saturday
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 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.
Bobbie has a strong background in both volunteerism and keeping financial books for small not-for-profit organizations. She is a native of the Copper Country and was employed in Financial Services at Michigan Technological University, before retiring in 2019. Now that she is retired, she is sharing her time and talents with CCAM.
433 5th St.
Calumet, MI 49913
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