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Tour the gift shop with Samantha Elizabeth

Through social media and her blog at, Samantha Elizabeth features all the things she holds dear to her heart; her faith, family, cooking, photography, and travel. Samantha stopped by to visit Hospitality Gifts for a tour, ...

Culinary Students Support Beacon House with Annual Soup or Chili Challenge

Proceeds from fundraiser to benefit “Fresh Food Program" MARQUETTE, Mich. -- The Culinary Students of NMU will host their annual Chili Challenge from 4:00 - 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 in the Jacobetti Complex Commons on the nort...

Serendipity! Surprise donations to Beacon House go immediately toward a need

Dec. 20th -- This is becoming a day like no other this year. At 9:00 in the morning, the Riverside Auto dealership showroom was jammed with people. Huge sale? Nope… huge effort. I was surrounded by local charity executives and we we...

Event | Christmas Crazy Days Sale

MARQUETTE -- Our gift shop has never had so many items on sale at once. Remember Crazy Days Sale? We're bringing it back for Christmas with huge discounts at Hospitality Gifts in the UPHS - Marquette lobby. Always and every day, proceeds from Hos...

It takes a village, Beacon House volunteers can’t stop volunteering, even during a volunteer party

Nov. 9th This is how we roll at Beacon House on the day to celebrate our Volunteers: First it started snowing, and the volunteer shoveler came. Then the volunteer kitchen help arrived to bake the pies. The volunteer decorating team took on th...

When it hits close to home, our thoughts are with Carissa

December 2, 2016 My thoughts keep returning to Carissa, our evening hospitality desk attendant. Since Carissa has been with us, we’ve received more guest thank you notes and special messages on donation envelopes than we ever have in the pas...

Mother’s mind at ease after being terrified of daughter leaving hospital

December 7th, 2016 When I met Denise, we were standing in the middle of the hospital gift shop. TV 6 had just wrapped up a segment on the shop and how the proceeds from all the sales supported Beacon House. Denise was eager to tell me how much...

Steve Mariucci

Steve Mariucci has been a great friend of Beacon House from the very beginning. When his mother was terminally ill, he and his family could've stayed anywhere. They chose to stay at Beacon House, so they could be close by. Steve is the campaign c...

Guest of five weeks donates TV to watch Packers at Beacon House

December 4, 2016 The Christmas tree in the lobby is so warm and inviting. The fireplace is lit and there are two guests reading books; near enough to be companionable, but respecting each other’s space.  The registration desk is close by, ...

Staying at Beacon House

Our comfortable, convenient, and homelike atmosphere inspires hope, emotional support and shared strength among families dealing with serious illness. Accommodations include: [line] Close proximity to UP Health System and Peninsula Medical Cente...



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Beacon House operates on a donation basis and guests are expected to contribute at a level that is affordable for them.