Worthy Causes


Courtesy NMU Volunteer Center

Meet some volunteers who are generous with their times and talents to organize iconic events and aid worthy causes, and find out how to join those who know you receive much when you give. Read more


Here’s a chance to adopt a pet – maybe a really, really big pet – but someone else does the care and cleaning. Read more


Here’s a way to support two worthy causes with one water bottle. Lake Superior State University is involved in a dog training program with multiple benefits. Read more


“Home for the holidays” takes on a somber note if you don’t have a home. That is why we strongly urge support of local homeless shelters and missions. We’d like to give a particular nod to Harbor House Crisis Shelters in Superior, Wisconsin. Read more


It's been 50 since the creation of the Wawa Goose, and now it needs to be replaced. There is a major fundraising effort under way to make the project fly. Read more


UPAWS needs a new home, having outgrown its aging site. Help by purchasing goods or donating. Read more


To celebrate the first 50 years and to support its next half century, TBSO has launched the “Music for Life” campaign. Read more



Courtesy the North Shore Commercial Fishing Museum

This museum strives hard with a small core group to preserve the often unsung history of commercial fishing families. Read more


Whitefish Point Lighthouse, one of the oldest operating lights on Lake Superior, needs restoration, and Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society is making it happen. Read more


Founders’ Museum and Pioneer Village near Thunder Bay, a true gem that creates a hands-on experience of the settler and farming history in northwestern Ontario. Read more


During this season of giving, many look for organizations to support. We ask you to consider our historical societies. And money is not the only donation. Consider giving family items; ask before tossing things. Read more

Lake Superior

Impressive archives relating to the maritime industry and activity is now housed at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. Read more


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