Social Generosity Offering: February 2019

Our FEBRUARY Social Generosity Offering will go to the Philando Castile Foundation. The Foundation endeavors to provide a helping hand to individuals and families affected by gun violence and police violence through meal preparation, financing and funerary assistance, and grief counseling. The Foundation also help the St. Paul and Minneapolis MN school districts pay off negative school lunch balances. Philando worked for the St. Paul school district for over 15 years in food nutrition. Because of Philando’s generosity and continued desire to support the children he worked around, it was a natural transition to sustain that generosity to others after his passing. Visit http://www.philandocastilefoundation.org/ to learn more.

Note: All cash placed in the Sunday collection, as well as checks to “UUCM” with “Social Generosity” in the memo line, will go towards the Social Generosity cause for the current month. You may also use the basket to make other contributions to UUCM. Simply make your check out to “UUCM” with instructions in the memo line.

Social Generosity Offering: January 2019

Our JANUARY Social Generosity Offering will go to Church of the Larger Fellowship (CLF). CLF is a Unitarian Universalist congregation without walls. Their thousands of members, 900 of whom are currently incarcerated, live all over the world. They are religious professionals and their families, elders and homebound, nondenominational seekers and engaged UU lay leaders.  What brings them together is the desire to connect, seek, share and grow. Donations to CLF allow people who cannot afford it to stay connected with other Unitarian Universalists via online covenant groups, correspondence classes for incarcerated UU’s, print and podcast communication, and more. Your gifts also help prepare the next generation of UU ministers through the CLF Learning Fellows program.

Note: All cash placed in the Sunday collection, as well as checks to “UUCM” with “Social Generosity” in the memo line, will go towards the Social Generosity cause for the current month. You may also use the basket to make other contributions to UUCM. Simply make your check out to “UUCM” with instructions in the memo line.

Social Generosity Offering: December 2018

Our DECEMBER Social Generosity Offering will go to Guest at Your Table (GAYT), the UUSC’s annual intergenerational program to raise support for and awareness about key human rights issues. This year, the theme is Justice Across Borders. From the Northern Triangle of Central America, to deserts of Mexico and Arizona, to detention centers in the United States, the road away from danger is paved with injustices. Partnering with grassroots allies along the Central American migration trail, UUSC addresses root causes, supports migrants in transit, and protects the right to seek asylum. Read stories from courageous UUCS Migrant Justice partners here.

Note: All cash placed in the Sunday collection, as well as checks to “UUCM” with “Social Generosity” in the memo line, will go towards the Social Generosity cause for the current month. You may also use the basket to make other contributions to UUCM. Simply make your check out to “UUCM” with instructions in the memo line.

Social Generosity Offering: November 2018

Our November Social Generosity Offering will go to the IOCP Sleep Out for the Homeless Campaign. For 23 years, thousands of caring kids and community members have joined this movement to sleep in boxes, tents and cars (or donate to those who do) to raise awareness and funds to prevent homelessness. The funds raised through the Sleep Out campaign help IOCP deliver individualized services – in the areas of family support, food, housing and neighborhoods, education and youth, employment, and transportation – that help nearly 2,000 local families each year stabilize, strengthen and thrive. Visit https://www.iocp.org/donations/sleep-out/ to learn more.

Social Generosity Offering: October 2018

In October, a team of UUCM members and friends will be volunteering at People Serving People in support of the Minnesota Statewide Homeless Study conducted by Wilder Research. In conjunction with this effort, we will be dedicating the October offering to People Serving People.

People Serving People is the largest and most comprehensive family-focused homeless shelter in Minnesota. In addition to their emergency shelter program they offer a variety of family-focused advocacy and support services to help children thrive and to support families as they move towards self-sufficiency. Additional information about the organization and related volunteer opportunities can be found on their website.

Social Generosity Offering: September 2018

Our SEPTEMBER Social Generosity Offering will to Embrace Race, a multiracial community of parents, teachers, experts, and other caring adults who support each other to meet the challenges that race poses to our children, families, and communities.

Embrace Race is part of a larger movement for racial and social justice. As US racial divisions and inequities grow sharper and more painful, they believe that reversing the trend must begin in our homes, schools, and communities with our children’s hearts and minds. They create and share resources designed to nurture resilience in children of color; nurture inclusive, empathetic children; raise kids who think critically about racial inequity; and support a movement of kid and adult racial justice advocates for all children.