U.P. Kids provides opportunities for those who have a spirit of helping others and volunteerism in our various programs.

U.P. Kids provides support services for our community’s children, including Big Brothers Big Sisters, Foster Care, Adoption, Post Adoption, Families Upward and several other family programs to help parents raise confident, caring, and capable youth! There are many ways you can help.

Become A Foster Family

Consider opening your heart and home to a child. Provide a safe, nurturing home for a Foster Child until they can be safely returned to their families.

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Adopt a Child

Consider adoption… Making the decision to become a child's permanent family brings new families together to last a lifetime.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters

Stand with U.P. Kids Big Brothers Big Sisters. Whether you get involved as a Volunteer, a Family Member, a Fundraiser, a Donor or a Partner… You have the power to change a child's future for the better, forever.

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AmazonSmile Support

Support U.P.Kids while you shop online through the AmazonSmile program. Shop at smile.amazon.com and Amazon will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to U.P. Kids—no fees, no extra cost.


Thrivent Choice Support

Thrivent Families can make a financial impact by directing Thrivent Choice Dollars® to the causes and nonprofits you care about. You can designate Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Western Upper Peninsula as a recipient of Thrivent's charitable giving. Choice Dollars lets you choose where Thrivent distributes a portion of its charitable funding each year at no cost or fees to you.

Thrivent Choice