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 SJLSSC 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, Wood Shop or to one of our outside areas; the Walking Trail, Friendship Garden, or Hanes Family Wild Flower Trail.

***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 the summer of 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

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We have handmade free standing metal birds for sale that are double-sided and painted. The proceeds for the sale of these birds will be designated for the Hanes Family Wild Flower Trail. If you’d like to place an order, please pick up an order form outside of Sharyl’s office.


This nature trail will add approximately 1/3 mile additional walking trail to our existing one. Please consider making a donation to assist in the development of this new outdoor facility.  We are also selling benches for this newest addition to our outside facility.


Our Quilting Ladies have another work of art to be raffled off. This next piece of work is called Scrap Happy, which is 88 1/2” x 96 1/2”. The raffle begins on May 22nd and will end at our picnic on August 25th. Tickets are $1 each or 6 tickets for $5. A weekly winner will be drawn to receive 5 free tickets.


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!