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Member Holiday Shopping Guide

MARO members offer a variety of options this holiday season that allow shoppers to check items off their gift giving lists while also helping local organizations continue to do good work in their communities.

Lakestate Industries – Rustic Room​

1830 North 21st Street
P.O. Box 279
Escanaba, Michigan 49829

We create American made products that support vocational learning for everyone we help in multiple communities. All profits are for a great nonprofit cause. Our Rustic Room store is open M – F 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Along with dozens of products, we shred confidential paper, make pallets, provide cleaning services, and sell firewood.

Yooper Firestarters – Multiple Sizes

3 Junior Firestarters $2.00
10 for $5.00
20 for $9.50
40 for $18.00
100 for $38.00




Small Crate

$10.50 Without Custom Personalization
$15.50 With Custom Personalization
$20.00 With 20 Firestarters, Without Custom Personalization
$25.00 With 20 Firestarters, With Custom Personalization






Beer Caddy

$28 Cedar

$34 Cedar with engraving
$30 Ash
$36 Ash with engraving







$29 With Engraving
$40 Without Engraving





STEP Thrift Stores

Give the gift of a dream

Shop STEP Thrift Stores and Donation Centers

Where your shopping supports the employment dreams of individuals with diverse abilities in the Wayne County Area

Find your most unique holiday gifts while saving money! Find that long-lost childhood toy or cool retro furniture for the most special gift they’ll get this year.


10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily



Every Sale of our quality products helps us create more vocation opportunities for those In need!









We offer the ability to custom laser engrave any of our wood products!

Please feel free to contact us at with any custom imaging that you would like down on any of our products!

You can find our products here


MMI is proud to announce the arrival of the 2018 HeARTbeat of MMI Calendar.

This beautiful full color calendar features the art work of twenty two artists with disabilities from Isabella and Clare Counties.  MMI’s art program strives to help people with disabilities connect with their creative talents.  This program provides an opportunity for individuals to be seen for their abilities and not judged by their disabilities.  MMI has found that art provides a way to unite all people by providing individuals with a safe avenue to express themselves free from physical, social, and attitudinal barriers.  Ultimately MMI’s art program helps to build self-esteem and self-awareness through self-expression.  You can support MMI’s art program by purchasing a calendar for $10 by visiting our Mt Pleasant or Clare location or calling 989-773-6918.  

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