Prevent Homelessness

United Churches Emergency Fund

Upcoming Fundraisers

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Enjoy Good Music for a Good Cause!  

You're invited to a concert by the Rain City Symphony on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 7:30 p.m. to benefit UCEF. It will be held at Lake City Mennonite Church, 3120 NE 125th St, Seattle​. The symphony, conducted by Dr. Teresa Metzger-Howe, will play selections from
Ferdinand Thieriot's Loch Lomond Overture, Op. 13, Johann Sebastian Bach's Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, and Georges Bizet's L'Arlésienne Suite No. 2. Admission is complimentary, and voluntary donations will go to UCEF.

The Rain City Symphony nurtures and promotes the appreciation of music by providing quality performances in the Puget Sound area at no cost to the audience. The symphony provides amateur musicians with an orchestral experience in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. For more information, see

UCEF is especially indebted to the Symphony, which each year dedicates its popular November performance to raising funds for our organization. We appreciate the help and cooperation which the Rain City Symphony has given UCEF through the years, and we hope you will join us for an evening of good music for a good cause!

Testimonial: ​Does $100 make a real difference?   

That was what went through my mind when I was inquiring about a volunteer opportunity with UCEF Director Jo Gustafson. Jo explained the goals of the program, but it wasn’t until I observed first-hand the impact UCEF makes.    During my conversation with Jo, a UCEF client dropped by and I had the privilege to observe this moment.  “John” received an eviction notice for his $192/month rental. He was humble, tired and looking for help to avoid a bad situation.  After a brief questionnaire, UCEF pledged $100 towards John’s rental payment along with other organizations that might be able to assist him with the remaining portion.  At that very moment, I witnessed how $100 completely transformed John’s situation and gave him hope.  Yes, $100 makes a real difference. 

- Vincent Lau ​

UCEF is a 501(c)(3) corporation.  All donations are tax deductible.


We accept items for our hygiene kits and snack packs. Please see our volunteer page for information on hosting a donation drive and lists of needed items. 

We welcome financial donations of any amount to assist in the fight to prevent homelessness. How does your donation help?

A gift of $150 provides financial assistance for one client to remain in their home. Financial assistance provided by UCEF goes directed to rent or utilities and is paid directly to the utility provider or landlord. For our clients, this donation prevents the very real and damaging effect of becoming homeless for the first time.

But it doesn't stop there. We offer a compassionate ear and unwavering support as our clients get back on their feet. Our mission is to provide resources beyond financial assistance to make a real impact in preventing homelessness.

Homelessness is the problem, prevention is the key!