Who doesn't recognize this famous quote by Winston Churchill? As someone who was raised in the U.P. and fortunate enough to raise my own family here, I know firsthand that "giving" is part of the fabric of our region. How often do you hear about a good deed done, a successful fundraiser for a large organization or a single person in need, a volunteer making a difference or a check being provided to a worthy cause? I would venture to say daily. Much of this work is done through nonprofit organizations.