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Financial Donations

United Christian Ministries could not operate without the financial assistance of generous individuals and churches. Many of our donors support the ministry on a regular basis, while others donate as they are able.

UCM is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit. Your donations are tax-deductible to the fullest of the law. You may bring donations to the office located on 191 Skyland Drive in Sylva or mail checks to PO Box 188, Sylva, NC, 28779. Your gift will be greatly appreciated and gratefully acknowledged.


Food Donations

We can order some food and other items in bulk, but we rely heavily on donations from the community. We welcome donations of shelf stable foods and canned foods. We update our current needs regularly on the home page. When you are at the grocery store, pick up a few items for UCM and drop them off in your grocer's donation cart or here at our building. Thank you for your help and support.


Personal and Household items

In addition to food items, UCM also accepts donations of personal care items, such as shampoo, soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes, diapers, feminine products, toilet paper, and razors. Diapers and toiletries are always in short supply.  We also accept donations of cleaning supplies, paper towels, trash bags, furniture, appliances, and household goods. Furniture, appliances and household goods should be clean and in good repair. The most requested household items are couches, beds, upholstered chairs, tables and chairs, washers and dryers, refrigerators, microwave ovens and electric ranges.