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                 $110              13 characters per line, up to 2 lines

8 X 8 Brick                $190              13 characters per line, up to 4 lines

8 X 16 Brick              $285              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 have handmade free standing metal birds that are double-sided and painted for sale. The proceeds of the sale of these birds will come back to the Center. If you’d like to place an order, please pick up an order form at the back entrance outside Sharyl’s office, where the birds are also on display. Thank you to Jim Kimmerly for offering to create these birds for your purchase!


We are partnering with Papa Vino’s for a fundraising event September 19th through September 22nd. 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!


At this time we are still taking names for a list of those who would like to purchase a Super Book when they arrive, which is expected to be mid-October. This is a great way of assisting our local merchants, as well as the Senior Center, as we profit $8 for every Super Book sold. Thank you so much!


Please consider making a donation designated to our Wood Shop. We need monetary donations and a large variety of tools. You can stop at the front desk and make a specific donation for a tool or just a general donation to assist in the development of the Wood Shop. 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!