No Kids Without a Christmas

To the editor:

2017 was the 19th year for the Keweenaw County “No Kid without a Christmas” program and once again it was a great success. Thanks to the unbelievable support from the people of the Keweenaw, this valuable program was able to assist many families who otherwise may to without during the holiday season.

Once again coming through for the children in need of our area, the donors and volunteers made this program possible.

I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of the many individuals who donated to the program without your help this program would not exist, as well as the following business and organizations:

At Last Gormet Foods, Eagle Harbor Inn, CLK Rotary Club, EDOCHI LLC., Superior National Bank, Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital, Eagle Harbor Ladies for the parent gift cards, Copper Harbor Ladies for the bake sale,, Daily Mining Gazette;

Bethany Lutheran Church-Shepherd of the Sea, Mohawk-Ahmeek Methodist Church, Swede’s Gift Shop, Keweenaw Community Forest Co., Bethany Lutheran Church-Helping Hands, Country Village LIB Latoski Inc., Calumet-Keweenaw Sportsman Club, Demarois Logging Inc,, American Legion Post 230, Copper Harbor Improvement Assn.;

Slim’s Cafe, Mohawk Sand & Gravel, Copper Harbor Fuel Stop, Minnetonka Resort, Betterly Painting, Lakeview Monument, Harbor Lights Inn, Spirit of the North, as well as the employees of the Department of Human Services for their help with identifying the families in need.

I am truly in awe of the individuals, businesses and organizations who came together and through their hard work and generosity made our program a success and ensured that the less fortunate children of our area were not forgotten this past Christmas. Each year our Office receives many cards and heartfelt gratitude from the families assisted by the program. I would like to pass on this sentiment on to you, the people and businesses who make it happen.

Thank you on behalf of the Keweenaw County Sheriff’s Office, the Keweenaw County Courthouse and, most importantly, the many children served.