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Our Impact This Year

  • Households Served in 2020

    7,764

  • Volunteer Hours in 2020

    16,011

  • Backdoor Donations in 2020

    36,249 bags/boxes

Groundhog Day Phantom Ball - Rewind - Repeat -- Doing it Again

Oh, how we look forward to the days when we can gather again, in person. But alas, today we cannot. Thus, our phantom event celebrating Groundhog Day continues. We all await Punxsutawney Phil's awakening to find out if he's seen his shadow or not; while each of us dreams of our future weather - winter or spring!

The festival of Punxsutawney dates back to the origin of Charitable Union, 1887. What a splendid year it was!

So, celebrate with us
at home or school or work...
wearing formal wear or lounge wear...
Sipping mimosas or coffee...

Find your happy place and think of Charitable Union.

RSVP by March 1, with your donation

Have questions, call Tyler at (269)964-7234 x - 106 or email: Tyler@CharitableUnion.org


Help that brings hope

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.


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.

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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

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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
  • -Celeste Clark
    -Celeste Clark

    Ralph Waldo Emerson is quoted as saying, "It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself... Serve and thou shall be served."

    Charitable Union is a gem in our community that lives up to this mantra. It is a place that serves---in its support of families with their clothing needs, securing jobs, and advocating for other services. Have you ever heard of a student at the start of the school year in need of school clothing, or during winter without a coat and boots?

    These are just two examples of the many programs that Charitable Union undertakes to assist our children in this community. Equally, if not more important is "how" Charitable Union goes about its work. They take great care to show dignity and respect, and to create a feeling of "family." Whether you are receiving the services offered, dropping off a donation, or shopping in the gift shop, there is a feeling you are among friends. Those who work and volunteer at Charitable Union embody the spirit of their mission and purpose: "To contribute to human dignity by providing resources at no charge to help lead people out of poverty."

    Charitable Union is only able to accomplish this mission through your generosity! The need is so great and the time is now to invest in our children so that they can be positioned for a successful future. I hope you will join me and many others in supporting the wonderful work of the Charitable Union by continuing your commitment…. If you have not given in the past, please consider becoming a 'giving' friend and touch the lives of others!

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