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Registration for Angel Tree is closed.  HELP!!! We received 69 registrations in the last two days and we already had 140 kids registered!! We need your help. If you can sponsor a child, please contact us through "contact us" on this website to receive a child for Christmas giving. 

Did you know? The Presbytery of the Mackinac (PCUSA) has been a major supporter since 2011, paying much of our overhead.  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. In addition, we have received small grants from Aspirus Auxiliary, Copper Shores Community Health Foundation, Keweenaw Area Community Foundation, Portage Health Auxiliary, and Walmart Community Grant. A big thank you to all of the granting organizations for their support of our community.

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...... by donating new or gently used coats, boots, snow pants, waterproof mittens/gloves, and warm hats.  Donate them at the Angel Mission Free Store or at the following businesses:

Coat the Copper Country!

Collection Boxes:

Allouez, Calumet & Lake Linden: Dollar General.

Calumet: Faith Lutheran Church, Keweenaw Catholic Community.

Chassel: St. Anne's Catholic.

Houghton: Auto Pro Glass & Tire, Evangel Baptist, Grace United Methodist,  Huntington Bank (lobby), Portage Lake United Church, St. Albert the Great Catholic, St. Peter and Paul Lutheran, Walmart.

Keweenaw: Bethany Lutheran Church, Sundae in the Park

Lake Linden: Campioni's Convenience, DeMar's Grocery, Dollar General

A big thank you to Surplus Outlet for donating BOXES of winter wear and to Auto Pro for donating $1500 of winter wear!

Home: Our Mission


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!

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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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Open Wednesday through Saturday, 11:00 -2:00
Food Pantry open Wednesday and Saturday

Home: Our Team

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.


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.


  • 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) 729-6789

Phone and Internet service donated by ShoreWaves.

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