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***

This is an opportunity for you to celebrate the life of someone by purchasing a brick to be placed on the walk around the flag poles. 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 our loved ones. The profits from this project will assist in maintaining the Priscilla Upton Byrns Walking Trail and Gardens. Bricks ordered now will be available in March 2023. Order forms can be emailed, mailed, or picked up at the front desk.

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

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is image.png


Our skilled wood crafters in the Wood Shop are at it again! You can now purchase a beautiful potting bench here at the Center. You will find one on display in the front entrance hallway. The cost for a potting bench is $225 and the deadline to order is April 1st. All proceeds go to the Wood Shop and Friendship Garden.


These raised planters were such a hit in the Spring they are back by popular demand. If you missed them the first time, our highly skilled wood crafters in the Wood Shop are more than happy to build one of these for you. Save those knees and your back by ordering one, or two, of these raised planters. We have a raised planter on display here at the Center if you’d like to take a look at one before placing an order. For spring delivery, please get your order in by April 1st so you can get your garden growing in style! The price of a 4’x 2’ raised planter is $220 and a 6’x 2’ is $260. All proceeds go to the Wood Shop and Friendship Garden.


The cost is $40 and our Center receives $8 for each book sold. Please bring correct change if you are paying with cash.  Thank you for purchasing your book here! On February 27 we will have a Super Book Coupon Swap, so go through your book and see what coupons you would like to swap for other coupons you can use.


Our Wood Shop is up and running now but we will still have many operational expenses. Please consider making a monetary donation designated to our Wood Shop. We would also appreciate a donation of wood, but please call ahead to make sure we have someone available for delivery. 


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!