Banner Olive Branch Senior Center (623-465-6000) – provides services in the community: activities/events/fellowship, meal programs (home delivery/curb side), pantry/foodbank, and legal assistance, sustainability program (volunteers assist in the application process of local, state and federal programs).
In a creative arrangement, the Banner Health System leases our original church building on our campus to serve as the Olive Branch Senior Center. Providing hot lunches, relevant programming for Seniors, access to specialized training, and a site for weekly access to the Attorney General's office, Olive Branch is both a resource that our members use and a place for many to volunteer. The program is extremely active, and is a win-win for the church and community.
The Mission Board relies on contributions received from United Church of Sun City members, family and friends to help continue charitable programs in the west valley communities. We are grateful for the generous support that enables us to continue offering our mission outreach.
The Mission Board outreach funds are given to organizations and agencies that address the challenges faced by older adults, disadvantaged children, low-income families, victims of domestic abuse and those in need of compassionate care including:
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Provides extensive support services for older adults, adults with intellectual disabilities, children and the families who care for them.
Provides senior citizen resources for residents in Sun Cities, Youngtown, El Mirage, Surprise and Peoria. All services provided are free: benefit assistance, legal consultation, property tax matters, income tax preparation, and dial-a-ride tickets.
Provides independent, assisted living, memory care related services and Parkinson’s care. Sun Valley Lodge was the creation of Sun City’s first church (now called United Church of Sun City).
Other local non-profit organizations that are recipients of benevolent funds include: Arizonans for Children, Relay for Life, Southwest Conference United Church of Christ, Sun City Community Fund, Sun Valley Animal Rescue, Sun City Posse, Salvation Army, Sunshine Service, Hospice of the Valley, Sun City Fire Dept., Westside Tremble Clefs, Luke Air Base Christmas Angels, Peoria Good Shepherd/Good Samaritan Society, and Valley View Community Food Bank.
Each year during the weeks before the Super Bowl, the congregation at United Church collects thousands of cans of soup for the Valley View Food Bank.
Treasures 4 Teachers (480-751-1122)
Provides educators who have big ideas and limited funds to get school supplies and re-usable materials at little or no cost. Also, provides ongoing series of free hands-on-workshops for teachers to implement in their classrooms. The T4T has been supported for almost 4 years with collection of recycle materials for craft activities.
Shortly after the church’s founding, Dr. Walter Witt, our first pastor, was instrumental in starting an outreach to migrant workers in El Mirage. Known as the Dysart Community Center, our church still supports this vibrant program which offers English as a Second Language classes, after school latchkey programming, athletic programs, tutoring, supplemental food, etc. Eligible for the Arizona "Working Poor" credit; many of our members appreciate the tax credit available for their contributions to Dysart.