Child & Family Services Donor Train

An Upper Peninsula nonprofit agency is asking residents to get on board as it tries to raise the money it needs to continue serving the region.

Child & Family Services of the U.P. offers youth and adult counseling, adoption and foster care services and much more.

They’ve done it for nearly a century.

Their year–end fund drive, the Donor Recognition Train, remembers an element of the group’s past.

Fundraising coordinator Kelsey Wilson says the agency, and many others like it, got their start out of concerns their founders had in the late 19th century about orphan trains bringing young children from the East Coast to communities all over the Midwest.

Child & Family Services is also raising money this winter by stimulating the appetite.

They’ve published “The Family Cookbook”, filled with favorite recipes of not only agency staff but friends of the organization from throughout more than 90 years of service.

Child & Family Services has more information about both fundraising efforts online.