5,000 toys for Copper Country

To the editor:

Outstanding community support enabled Toys for Tots to provide nearly 5,000 toys to over 1,000 children in the four-county area. In addition to the hundreds of individuals who dropped off toys in our donation boxes throughout the community, the following organizations were major supporters of this year’s campaign:

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, CertainTeed Corp, Pizza Hut, Copper Country Mall, Calumet High School ROTC,

Houghton High School Student Council, Portage Health Systems, Joey’s Seafood and Grill and Book World in Houghton, Auto Value in Calumet and Houghton,

Registrar’s Office, Student Athlete Advisory Committee, Second Floor Students in Wadsworth Hall, Chemical Engineering, College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science,

Rosza Center and the Keweenaw Research Center at MTU, U-Haul Self Storage, Gloria Dei Church in Hancock, Houghton County Bar Association, WalMart and Shopko in Houghton, Shopko Hometown in Calumet and L’Anse,

Harvest Country Market and Merritt’s Travel Center in Mass City, St. Vincent DePaul Store, U-Save Hardware, Pat’s Foods employees, Rockland and Trout Creek American Legion posts, Mass City and Bruce Crossing VFW posts Antonio’s Restaurant in Bergland, numerous churches throughout Ontonagon County.

The Michigan Department of Human Services in Houghton and Baraga, and the Saint Nicholas Project in Ontonagon were major cooperators who helped with the distribution of toys within the communities. This was the 19th year that the Keweenaw Detachment has conducted a Toys for Tots Campaign. We were one of over 800 campaigns throughout the country this year.

Toys for Tots distributes approximately 17 million toys to over seven million children annually.