Social Generosity Offering: April 2019

Our APRIL Social Generosity Offering will go to the Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light, who works in partnership with faith communities across the state of Minnesota to co-create a just and sustainable world. They embrace a vision of 100 percent access to the benefits of renewable energy. Your contribution helps nurture youth and adult leadership training programs and furthers policy action.  For more information, visit https://mnipl.org/.

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: March 2019

Our MARCH Social Generosity Offering will go to the MN Food Share and IOCP’s Prevent Hunger March Campaign. Nearly half of those who come to Interfaith Outreach for the first time need food. The most vulnerable members of our community — seniors living on fixed incomes, families struggling to make ends meet, and children — too often miss meals. With the help of this generous community, IOCP distributed 1 million pounds of food and household essentials last year. Interfaith Outreach also works holistically to prevent future hunger through employment and family support services. Your gifts are feeding families and fueling hope for people who live, work and play right next door. Visit iocp.org/preventhunger 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: 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.