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Our Purpose: To contribute to human dignity.

Our Work: Provide clothing, bedding and small household items at no charge and connect people to resources in the community.


Our Values:
Honor and respect the people we serve.
Collaborate and partner with stakeholders.
Respect diversity within our community.
Be an exemplary organization.
Use resources responsibly.
Learn more and get involved.

Our Impact This Year

  • Households Served in 2021


  • Volunteer Hours in 2021


  • Backdoor Donations in 2021

    54,651 bags/boxes

Get you tickets today!

Please join us as we celebrate our 135th anniversary with a dinner event at Battle Creek Country Club, on Wednesday, August 3rd. Cash bar starts at 5:30 and the dinner event begins at 6:00.

Tickets are available in our Gift Shop or using the button below.

This casual dinner event will offer some history of Charitable Union's accomplishments dating back to 1887! Dinner will feature Blackened Chicken Alfredo (vegetarian option available). 

You can also download sponsorship information below if you would like to support this great event!


Charitable Union

Our Hours of Operation for all areas. Please check the area of service below that you would like information on:

Donation Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Due to COVID donations must be held 72-hours before processing.


Free Store Shopping:
Mon, Tues and Wed
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
2nd Saturday of month
9:00 a.m. to Noon
Closed Thurs and Fri


The Gift Shop :
Beginning July 27 Re-Opening with limited customers. Gift Shop Hours:

Monday - Thursday 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.
Friday and Saturday 9:00a.m. to 1:00p.m.

85 Calhoun Street
Battle Creek, MI 49017
  • -A.J. Jones
    -A.J. Jones

    Dear Friends,
    We are blessed to live in a compassionate community that cares deeply about the basic needs of our citizens…. Charitable Union has served on the very front lines of this effort – helping thousands of local families and children from all walks of life.
    Founded in 1887, Charitable Union thrives today because it has been faithful to its mission of providing clothing and other essential items to our neediest residents.

    No one likes to admit that they can't afford clothes, shoes or baby supplies. Yet, more than 11.000 unique people visited Charitable Union in the past year. That's because they treat everyone with respect, dignity and caring.

    So, I want to congratulate our community for supporting Charitable Union across the generations with gifts of clothing, money, and volunteerism. Without you, many would suffer in silence. Please pledge your much-needed financial support again this year. Thank you!

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