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Photos often speak louder than words. Browse our photo gallery to watch our volunteers and constituents in action.

Decorated Table 2017

This year's Decorated Table Event had a little bit of a different was open to both men and women and it was held at Backroads Saloon in Marshall. Everyone seemed to enjoy the food and the venue. Here is just a sampling of the photos from that day.

Upward Bound Lend some Garden Help

July 11 Upward Board spent several hours helping out at Charitable Union. The work they did was invaluable and their smiles helped to lighten the day even more. Thanks for your help!

Rice's Donates Shoes for Kids

Thank you to Rice's Shoes of Battle Creek for donating shoes for our kids. You rock!

Post Foods

Huge thanks to Post Foods for your generous donation. With your support we will be able to clothe 200 local children for an entire year!!

First Presbyterian Church

Many thanks to our friends at First Presbyterian Church for your generous donation. With your donation we will be able to clothe 100 kids for an entire year!! Love this photo of Jean Parker and Cynthia Koerner! They look like one of the kids!!!

CIR Ambassadors

CIR Ambassadors lend a helping hand at Charitable Union! What an awesome group of adults!

Michigan Youth Academy

Michigan Youth Academy spent the morning hanging shirts and helping out with needed projects. A great group of young men and women! Thanks!!

Derek King, Calhoun County Commissioner and owner of King Jewelers

A special thank you to Derek King, Calhoun County Commissioner and owner of King Jewelers. Your donation will help us clothe 50 kids for a year!!!

Kellogg's Business Insights & Reporting Group

Kellogg's groups are always such a treat to have with us. This group was absolutely awesome. They worked and had fun while they hung clothing.

They really made it look like a Snap....and Pop, the time just Krackled away....

Girl Scout Troop 423 from Olivet Help Out

This group of young ladies (and gentleman) spent an evening with us decorating bags filled with items that will be given out to the homeless in Battle Creek. Thanks for your great help!

Valley Girls from Valley Family Church

These women are the tops! Valley Family Church group shares a Saturday morning helping. They are one dynamic group of women!

CityLinc Youth Volunteers 8-8-2013

Youth from the Above the Influence Summer Camp spend the afternoon on August 8, 2013 helping hang clothes at Charitable Union. Thanks for your're great!

Kellogg Days of Caring

You put the Snap in our Krackle and Pop!

Tuesday Arc Volunteers

Every Tuesday these delightful young men and women volunteer a couple hours at Charitable Union. You guys are awesome!

Boy Scout Pack 304

The Boy Scouts of Pack 304 spent an evening helping at Charitable Union. They labeled books that will be a part of our newly created "Book Nook" for kids and made homeless personal hygiene kits. Thanks for your help!

BCC 9th Grade Academy

Thanks to the 9th grade academy at Battle Creek Central who spent time volunteering with us today for the Bearcats Give Back Day rock!!!

Applebee's Silent Auction for Charitable Union

Thank you Applebee's for your wonderful support!

Baby Shower for Charitable Union Layettes

Thank you to everyone who donated items to help fill our layettes for newborns.

The Gift Shop at Charitable Union

The Gift Shop at Charitable Union was formed in 2004 to assist in the mission of serving those in need. It features a full selection of gently used books, glassware, collectibles and a variety of handmade items including quilts, potato sacks and more. Newly renovated, the Battle Creek Chamber Ambassadors came for a ribbon cutting in the summer of 2013.

Woman's League of Battle Creek
As the 118-year-old Woman's League of Battle Creek  closes its doors it shares one last generous gift with Charitable Union. We thank you for the year's of dedication to our community and wish you all well in the future. Your good works will live on in our community.
St. Philip High School Volunteer

This group of high school youth from St. Phil's spent the afternoon with us and helped in all areas of the store. Thanks! You are all awesome!!!

Our Impact This Year

  • Households Served in 2022


  • Volunteer Hours in 2022


  • Backdoor Donations in 2022

    62,225 bags/boxes

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