Small towns are special. Grass Lake is no exception.

While large cities set up philanthropic organizations such as the United Way program to pool their resources for the betterment of their communities, small towns often need to become more creative. Grass Lake’s creativity took flight when a small group of local volunteers developed a concept that enabled everyone to help raise the community to its best.

That concept became The Copper Nail. This community project has empowered everyone to be a part of its success. Opportunities are offered to contribute in many ways. Donors of merchandise are the foundation, volunteers are the mortar and shoppers the roof of this unique business structure.

Together, the Grass Lake community is – through these donors, volunteers and shoppers – about to reach another milestone. On March 21, at the Business Expo, we will celebrate the giving of $200,000 back to our community. This is an opportunity for all of you to give a pat on the back to yourself. YOU have made The Copper Nail the success that it has become. Visit our booth and celebrate with us.

With your help, we continue to move forward. You may have noticed new activity at The Nail. There will be much more in the weeks to come. The Board has taken an important step with the decision to renovate the building’s 2nd floor. This will enable us to significantly expand sales space. Most important, it will enable us to achieve our mission of being a primary funder of the Senior Citizen project coming this spring to Grass Lake.

This next step opens a new opportunity for our community. While shoppers have often dropped their change into our ‘Building Fund’ jar in the store, this large project opens the need for larger cash donations.

Our Board has never asked for more then your unwanted household items and your patronage. Now we could use more. If you see the value of our community supporting its own needs through a cooperative project, please consider a cash donation to this new and important expansion. Upon completion, the giving back will continue long into the future.

If you’re ready to step up as a supporter of the project, donations should be made payable to The Copper Nail. Please put “Building Project” on the memo line. Checks can be dropped into the donation jar at the store or mailed to The Copper Nail, Box 703, Grass Lake, MI 49240. As a 501c3 nonprofit organization, your donation to The Copper Nail is deductible to the full extent of tax law.



FEBRUARY 24-27: Media Sale, 50% VCR Tapes, DVDs, Computer Games, etc.
February 25: Senior Wednesday Sale, 30% off all regular priced items for customers 55 and older.
February 28: Last Saturday of the Month Sale, 30% off Everything! No exclusions.