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Barbara Comito, Marketing Director

We're Celebrating Real People Making Real Change.

Sep 4, 2019 3:30:43 PM

Why a fall campaign?

This blog post is meant to give you a glimpse behind the fundraising curtain at UGM.


As a faith-based, non-profit organization that does not accept government funding, UGM’s operating expenses come almost entirely from individual donations. Even the income from our social enterprises, UGM Motors and UGM Thrift Stores, is dependent upon donations of vehicles, furniture, clothing and household goods.

In other words, we do not exist without you. A generous community has faithfully partnered with us for 68 years to reach the poor with the love and power of the gospel. Maintaining that relationship is a high priority, and that’s why we have a “fall campaign.”

Is Housing the Answer to Homelessness?

Jul 10, 2019 12:45:15 PM

Homelessness doesn't begin with a lack of housing. Most of the time, it begins with a lack of healthy relationships.

Christianity and the Debate about Homelessness

Jul 3, 2019 4:49:36 PM

Jesus pointed to the two greatest commandments: Love God and love your neighbor. Love should be our overriding motivation when we address homelessness.

Running on the Road to Recovery

Jun 26, 2019 12:34:00 PM

Running is much more than physical exercise for the residents in UGM Women's Recovery, who are training for a half-marathon in September.

Cleaning up Homeless Encampments

Jun 5, 2019 11:59:14 AM

The goal of Spokane's new homeless encampment approach is two-sided: to clean up the camps and to provide help to those who need and want it.

Authenticity in Recovery

Apr 10, 2019 11:11:08 AM

Brian had encountered "hypo-Christians" before coming to UGM. Then he found out what genuine Christ-followers are like. By giving his life to Christ, he's being transformed too.

Make His Path Straight

Mar 27, 2019 4:52:20 PM

Robert is a new man. Hearing the gospel at UGM, his relationship with God has changed. His view of himself has changed, and his attitude toward other people has changed.

Renewing Her Mind

Mar 13, 2019 9:29:42 AM

Nikki didn’t change overnight. It has been 18 months of hard work, but she has seen continual, steady growth as she surrenders, waits on God, and invites the Holy Spirit to renew her mind through reading his Word.

Hospitality to Strangers

Feb 27, 2019 9:54:00 AM

As a result of their own suffering, Kris and Patti have highly sensitive radar to people in need. They are all about encouragement.

Overcoming Obstacles to Fight Homelessness

Feb 13, 2019 1:54:15 PM

What in the world do the Union Gospel Mission and an extreme Spartan race have in common? Jonathan Bonetti. He's motivated in his fitness goals by the chance to truly help the homeless people he sees downtown every day.