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Financial

Your generous tax deductible contribution to Benzie Area Christian Neighbors will help to support a whole and healthy community.

Material Goods

Help us provide for the basic needs of individuals and families living in our community by donating bedding, clothing, and other needed items. Click for details.

Please call ahead if you have a large donation to see if room is available in our sorting area.

We welcome your gifts! Your contribution to Benzie Area Christian Neighbors will help support a whole and healthy community. We offer many programs to alleviate the effects of poverty and help families move toward self-sufficiency, including adult education, computer literacy, and utility assistance, as well as a food pantry and clothing center.

You can contribute on-line via PayPal or mail a check to Benzie Area Christian Neighbors, PO Box 93, Benzonia, MI 49616.

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A gift contribution is a wonderful way to recognize an important individual or celebration. We will send written acknowledgements to that special person noted in your contribution. You will receive your tax deductible contribution receipt. A perfect gift idea for any occasion.

  • Birthdays
  • Memorials
  • In honor
  • Anniversary or wedding celebrations
  • Special holiday gifts

What does my gift provide?

  • $10—A gas card to provide transportation to important appointments such as doctor and dentist visits
  • $20—A bag of clothing
  • $50—Four home weatherization kits, helping Neighbors save up to 25% on their winter heating bills
  • $100—Six cases of canned tuna, or 160 pounds of fresh carrots or potatoes
  • $250—One week of adult education at the BACN facility—GED training or general academic remediation by a certified teacher
  • $500—Enough food for 25 families of four to eat for three entire days
  • $1,000—Utilities—assisting with heat and/or for seven households

We Need Your Help Communicating Changes!

Due to the loss of our recycling company, at present, we are now only able to accept donations of quality clothing, linens (sheets, towels, blankets) and basic kitchen items such as dishes, cutlery, pots and pans.

When donations are brought to us we will need to check that they meet the following criteria:

  • Is the clothing appropriate for the current season?
  • Is the fabric in good conditions? (looking for fabric not stained, faded, pilled or ripped)
  • Is the garment in good repair? (not torn, missing buttons, etc.)
  • Have the garments been washed and are ready to hang on racks? (We do not have the capability for washing or ironing)

Please be patient with us as we narrow our focus. BACN’s hallmark of service is dignity and respect, and for now, we only have the ability to accept clothing that our Neighbors will be able to wear with the same sense of pride as we do our own clothing, and basic kitchen needs.

Thank you for your understanding!

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BACN MISSION STATEMENT

Benzie Area Christian Neighbors strives to improve the quality of life for people with limited resources in our community by providing food, clothing, financial assistance, education and social support in collaboration with area resources.

SERVICE HOURS

BACN is open for Neighbor Services Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m., and staff is generally in the building till 5 p.m. We are closed on major holidays, and will share those on our Facebook page. You can also call our office.
(231) 882-9544.
Weather Closings: If either Benzie County Central or Frankfort/Elberta Area Schools are closed, BACN will also close for the entire day.

DONATIONS

At this time we are able to accept donations of clean clothing, linens and small household items (such as dishes and pots and pans) on Saturdays from 9 a.m. till noon. It would be very helpful to our volunteers if these donations were in plastic garbage or grocery bags.

If your church or civic group has collected food for us, thank you! Please call  us so we may arrange a convenient drop-off time 231-882-9544.

Thank you for considering BACN for your donations!

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