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2023 Local Charity Application

CBC is looking for eligible charities interested in becoming the third designated recipient for the annual fund drive. To qualify, a charity need not reside in Schoolcraft County, but does need to serve Schoolcraft County residents.

The charity must have a current 501c3 designation and fulfill one of the following needs: Access to Food and Clothing; Poverty; Access to Health Care or contribute to the health and welfare of the community. 

Past charities include; The Beacon House, St. Vincent de Paul, Manistique Senior Center Loan Closet, Flight for Life, Medical Care Access Coalition and Good Neighbor and Habitat for Humanity HiawathaLand. The selected charity may be asked to assist with various events.  

All interested charities may submit a letter of request that includes contact information, 501c3 information, the charity’s mission, and the approximate number of Schoolcraft County residents served.


Letters of interest can be sent by mail:  CBC, PO Box 103, Manistique, MI 4985 or dropped off at Limestone Federal Credit Union, attn:  Magan Peterson.   The deadline for applications to become the third “C” must be submitted by June 15, 2023.

2022 Year End Distributions

CBC wrapped up the 2022 fundraising year and is excited to announce that $51,000 was raised to donate to well deserving charities. The committee would like to express how grateful it is for all the efforts and thanks everyone who played a part in the 2022 fundraising year!

The 3rd charity chosen for 2022 was St. Vincent de Paul. St. Vincent de Paul provides assistance for community members in need with food, shelter, utilities, rent, transportation, and other forms of

charity. For more information call (906) 341-8181.

In addition to St. Vincent de Paul, the committee also decided to donate a portion of the money raised to our local Schoolcraft County Cancer Charity. This wonderful charity helps local cancer patients with the funds for travel to receive treatments. For more information, contact Connie Zellar at The State Savings Bank of Manistique at (906)341-4600.


Each year CBC also donates to Bay Cliff Health Camp. The camp serves children (called campers while at Bay Cliff!) from all of Michigan, Wisconsin, and beyond. This camp provides seven continuous weeks of individualized therapy and camp activities. Campers are referred to Bay Cliff based on their need for therapy (Occupational, Physical, or Speech and Language). They spend the summer working towards their therapy goals while having traditional summer camp fun! in 2022, we were happy to present checks for a combined total of $17,000 to go towards Bay Cliff Health Camp and its campers.

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