Support our mission

Support what God is doing in East Van Buren County! Together we can do so much more.

There has never been a more urgent need for helping our neighbors in Van Buren County as now. Many families face the new year with rent payments, utility bills and grocery bills they are struggling to meet through no fault of their own, due to a worldwide pandemic.


United Christian Services is a place where families and individuals can turn to when in need. We provide relief for families and individuals facing emergencies, but we need your help to continue our work of providing food, clothing and financial assistance.

Please help us support our neighbors in need today. Please consider making a donation today. No gift is too small.

There are two ways to make your donation

OR by check -made payable to United Christian Services- send  to:

United Christian Services

600 E Michigan Ave,

Paw Paw, MI 49079

How UCS is helping people in our community:

  • We help people in our community to keep the lights on, heat their homes, and avoid eviction.
  • We help people find resources and equip them with support services.
  • We provide through The Porch free fruit, vegetables, and bread twice a week for anyone in need.
  • We give away clothes for free: professional wear, men's, women's, and children's clothing, through Lydia's Closet.
  • We have established and grown a community garden which gives an opportunity for the community to help others in need.
  • We can offer budgeting guidance through our Dollars and Sense program. 
Often, when other agencies can't help, we are there!
One never expects to face an emergency, but it can happen to anyone. Just one emergency, like a car breaking down, a medical emergency, or a house fire can derail a household's budget for months. Sadly, we see stories like this every day.
Here are some examples of how we can use your donation. No amount is too small!
  • $15 helps us provides new shoes to someone in need
  • $25 means we can pay for an application to a housing community for someone who is homeless. 
  • $35 helps us fund a family to do laundry for a month.
  • $50 provides healthy, nutritional groceries for a family of four.
  • $100 helps us to provide four people with transportation to work for a week.
  • $250 helps keep the lights on for a family.
  • $500 supplies propane for a family during the winter months.
  • $500 covers car repairs to ensure reliable transportation to work.
  • $650 can help us provide a rent deposit for a homeless client.
  • $1,000 can keep a family in their home when facing eviction.

Partner with us:

United Christian Services is a recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (Federal ID #82-2904639) and is supported by donations from churches and individuals, and a United Way grant.

All donations received stays local and helps people in Van Buren County. This organization is completely run by volunteers which means that the majority of your donation directly impacts the need in our community.

Help us by donating today!