We Can Make a Difference
HELP END HUNGER AND POVERTY in Burke
Your donation to BUCM supports the programs that need it most. Give one time or monthly – Every gift makes a difference.
If you provide a monthly donation, you:
Provide sustaining support throughout the year to families in need
Help us to plan ahead and respond to urgent needs
Create lasting change for years to come
Your donation impacts real people
Here are some of their stories.
"My life has changed a lot since I came here to BUCM," Dalton said. "I've got a job thanks to the case managers here and there's just a lot of really good people ... The staff here are trying to help you get off the streets. If you don't know how to then, come down by here [BUCM] ... if you're willing to help yourself, they're willing to help you".
"I became homeless three years ago and I was lost," Lisa said. "I have breast cancer and I didn't know what to do or how to live ... As soon as I walked in the door [at BUCM], they were all super nice. They told me how I could get a hot plate of food and so many other things I needed. I just really embraced it ... I don’t see what I’m going through as a disease, it’s just the next step in my life. I've been blessed."
When asked how he became homeless Eric responded "I have had plenty of time to think about that. I trusted the wrong people Is what it really comes down to. I used to be a business owner on Main street in Marion...The truth is I just lost everything and didn't bounce back fast enough...It's not what knocks us down that defines us it's what we do when we get back up and I just took a little too long to get back up."
Quick How to
1. Click one of our various "Donate" buttons
2. Set your amount and pick PayPal or card
3. On the PayPal screen you will see "What is this payment for" and on the card screen you will see "write a note". Use this area to let us know who the gift is in honor/memory of.
4. In addition if you leave us an email or address we will send an acknowledgment to them or a loved one.
Just mail your gift with a note of who your donation is in honor/memory of. If you would like us to send an acknowledgment please also leave their email or address in the note.