Christmas gifts wanted for Copper Country children in need

CALUMET — The New Beginnings Angel Mission in Calumet is appealing for last-minute help to fill a need for Christmas gifts for local children.

The mission received requests from area families to provide presents for nearly 300 children.  The profiles of those children were placed on their Angel Tree and with the holidays just a few days away, a third of those requests still need to be filled.

Director Terry Bazin said the reaction they get from the community is very positive.

“It’s nice to see the people that really appreciate when they come in and get their gifts and that’s what it’s all about,” she said.  “That makes Christmas for us.”

If you would like to help, stop by the store, pick out some Angels, do the shopping and return the gifts to the store.  Or you can make a monetary donation and they’ll do the shopping for you.

The mission also needs donations of gift bags and wrapping materials.

For more information, call (906) 370-9240 or (906) 934-3602.