Donation Opportunities

Contributions to our non-profit 501(c)3 corporation are tax deductible.  There are many ways to donate and assist us in continuing to provide many services to our members.

BERRIEN COMMUNITY FOUNDATION ENDOWMENT FUND – Made to ensure long term sustainability of our organization.

BUILDING FUND DONATIONS – Made to contribute to our direct building expense.

FORGET-ME-NOT SOCIETY – Honoring those who choose to make a legacy gift to the SJLSC Endowment Fund, which is administered by the Berrien Community Foundation. This endowment will provide essential stability for our Center.

HONORARY DONATIONS – Made in honor of someone who has enriched your life.

MEMORIAL DONATIONS – Made in memory of a friend or loved one who has passed away.

PROGRAM DONATIONS – Designate a donation for a particular program we offer at the Senior Center, exercise classes, Circuit Training Room or to one of our outside areas; the Walking Trail or Friendship Garden.

***Current Fundraisers***

Erica Mauerman has donated the funds for another beautiful addition to our Walking Trail. There is an United States flag and a Michigan State flag flying high in this area along with a bench for you to sit and relax. There is also an opportunity for you to celebrate the life of someone by purchasing a brick to be placed on the walk around this wonderful addition to our facility. Remember a loved one who brought light to your life, a friend or your grandchildren. The purchase of a brick will forever honor or memorialize your loved ones. The profits from this project will assist in maintaining the Priscilla Upton Byrns Walking Trail and Gardens.

4 x 8 Brick                 $100              13 characters per line, up to 2 lines

8 X 8 Brick                $175              13 characters per line, up to 4 lines

8 X 16 Brick              $275              26 characters per line, up to 4 lines

Spaces between words count as a character

Order forms can be emailed, sent in the mail or they are available at the front desk.

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We are partnering with Papa Vino’s for a fundraising event May 23rd-26th. Pick up a voucher from the Center and make a purchase at Papa Vino’s and we will make a percentage of your total bill, less tax and gratuity. We thank you in advance for your support!


This is a beautiful quilt made by our Quilting Group. The quilt will be raffled off at the Annual Senior Center Picnic with all proceeds going to the Center. Tickets are $1 per ticket or 6 tickets for $5.


Please consider making a donation designated to our Center Wood Shop. We need monetary donations and a large variety of tools. You can stop at the front desk and make your specific donation. Thank you in advance!


Ways to donate:

  • Send a check
  • PayPal from our Website

We would like to thank you for your support of our Senior Center, it is greatly appreciated!