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We are soooo Grateful . . .

Here are the results from the CoVantage Cares Foundation Giving Tuesday program:

The community’s response to CoVantage selecting us to participate in their Giving Tuesday matching grant was absolutely fantastic! Donations from individuals and businesses combined with the CoVantage Cares Foundation's grant and proceeds from the raffle and 50/50 drawing equalled $48,746.73.

A huge thank you to everyone whose hard work and contributions supported this outstanding result.


How You Can Support Our Work

Volunteering Your Time

One of the way The Friends support the library is to help with special events. You can check our Events page for recent and future activities. If you are interested in being informed of future events and volunteer opportunities, let us add you to our email list. The best way to do that is to send us an email at FriendsCFLibrary@gmail.com. Please include your name and, if you'd like, your home address and a phone number we can use to reach you.

Donating Money

(The Friends of the Crystal Falls District Community Library is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.)

Wear Your Support

The long-awaited sale of Crystal Falls Library T-Shirts is finally here! To help support the library’s exceptional programs for all ages, The Friends of the Crystal Falls District Community Library are selling t-shirts and hoodies. The t-shirts come in regular crew neck and women’s V-neck styles. Sizes for the whole family range from youth small to adult 4X. Hoodies come in sizes from adult small to 5X. All styles sport the Crystal Falls Community Library logo designed by Ella Gasperich.

T-shirts cost $20. Hoodies cost $35. [$5 of the t-shirt cost and $10 of the hoodie cost benefit The Friends.] The Library has a limited supply of t-shirts in stock and order forms for the rest.

T-shirt Order Form

Click here to see a full-sized PDF

By check

Make your check payable to "Friends CFDCL" and mail it to us or enclose it in a sealed envelope and drop it off at the library in Crystal Falls. Our mailing address is:

The Friends of the Crystal Falls District Community Library
P.O. Box 294
Crystal Falls, MI 49920-0294

We publicly acknowledge donations. If you prefer your gift to remain anonymous or in the memory of another, attach a note to let us know your wishes.

Presentation Check to the Library

During The Friends' first complete fiscal year, we donated $5,225.43 to the Crystal Falls District Community Library. The funds supported the Summer and Winter reading programs, Halloween Book Giveaway for the kids, presentation by the U.P. Notable Books authors, a baby changing table, an outdoor display sign, and more.

The Friends present the Library with a check

By credit card, debit card, or PayPal

We use PayPal to securely process credit and debit card donations. When you click the Donate button to the right, you'll be taken to PayPal to complete your donation.

You will be given a choice to contribute using your PayPal account (and can use any of the payment methods you have set up for your account) or to contribute using a credit or debit card that is not attached to a PayPal account.

We publicly acknowledge donations. If you prefer your gift to remain anonymous or in the memory of another, you can add those special instructions as you complete the transaction.


Credit Cards Accepted

Our 2024 Contributors

The following individuals and organizations provided financial support during 2024.

  • Iron (Any gift)
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  • Everyone who bought a T-shirt or Hoodie or contributed to the jar for the Summer Reading Program
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  • Brass ($25 or more)
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  • Freund, Troy
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  • Bronze ($50 or more)
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  • Hanold, Jody
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  • Copper ($100 or more)
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  • Silver ($250 or more)
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  • Platinum ($500 or more)
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  • Gold ($1,000 or more)
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Our 2023 Contributors

EVERYONE who supported the CoVantage Cares Giving Tuesday Program on behalf of The Friends!

Because donations related to Giving Tuesday funneled through the CoVantage Cares Foundation, we do not have individual information on those contributions. The list below only includes individuals and organizations who provided financial support directly to The Friends during 2023.

  • Iron (Any gift)
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  • Everyone who bought a T-shirt or Hoodie or contributed to the jar for the Summer Reading Program
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  • Brass ($25 or more)
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  • Bigfoot Hideaway Motel LLC
  • Crystal Floral Shop
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  • Bronze ($50 or more)
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  • Nylund Foods, Inc.
  • Walker, Amy
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  • Copper ($100 or more)
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  • Anonymous
  • Christ United Methodist Church
  • CoVantage Credit Union
  • Crystal Fresh Market/Ace
  • Crystal Lanes LLC
  • Crystal Lumber & Hardware
  • Crystal Waters Resort, LLC
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  • Copper ($100 or more) Continued
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  • Gathu Family
  • Hanold, Jody
  • Law Offices of Steven J. Tinti
  • Murray, Jessica
  • Norway Eye Care - Iron County Clinic
  • O'Grady, Ryan
  • St. Mark's Episcopal Church
  • TDS, Inc.
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  • Silver ($250 or more)
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  • Alpha Brewing Company, LLC
  • Bjork, Mary & Michael
  • Sidetracked Readers (a local book club)
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  • Platinum ($500 or more)
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  • Gold ($1,000 or more)
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  • Jackson, James M

Our 2022 Contributors

The following individuals and organizations provided financial support during 2022.

  • Iron (Any gift)
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  • Everyone who bought a T-shirt or Hoodie or contributed to the jar for the Summer Reading Program
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  • Brass ($25 or more)
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  • Nylund Foods, Inc.
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  • Bronze ($50 or more)
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  • Elson's 2 Tracks, LLC
  • LaFaive Oil of Crystal Falls, Inc
  • Law Offices of Steven J. Tinti
  • Lato Pole Buildings, Inc.
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  • Copper ($100 or more)
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  • Ahisma, Ret E.
  • American Classic Sign
  • Belanger, Gabriel
  • Christ United Methodist Church
  • CoVantage Credit Union
  • Gathu Family
  • Hanold, Jody
  • Kupchynsky, Joan
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  • Copper ($100 or more) Continued
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  • Infield Bar & Pizzeria
  • Lambert, Ashley (in memory of Mary Olson)
  • Rubens, Jan
  • St. Mark's Episcopal Church
  • Tall Pines - Amasa Inc
  • Taylor, Janet & Mark
  • Today's Smile Dental
  • VanOss Forestry Services, LLC
  • Wagner, Janet
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  • Silver ($250 or more)
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  • Edward Jones Financial Advisor Ryan O'Grady
  • Nash Funeral Home & Cremation Services
  • Padilla, Margaret & Manuel
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  • Platinum ($500 or more)
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  • Bjork, Mary & Michael
  • Walker, Mrs. Shaw
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  • Gold ($1,000 or more)
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  • Ashby, John & Becky
  • Jackson, James M

Last Updated 2/6/2024

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