Social Generosity Offering: January 2022

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Our January offering will go to Sanctuary Supply Depot, a grassroots organization in Minneapolis working at the intersection of housing and justice. They act as a central hub for collection and distribution of essential supplies for unhoused people in the community. They believe our greatest strength is community. Winter is an especially challenging time, and they focus on providing cold weather items such as tents, sleeping bags, outerwear and propane. Learn more on Facebook or Instagram. Thank you for your generosity in supporting their efforts.

How to Donate: You can donate online using a credit card at bit.ly/giveuucm. You may also mail a contribution to UUCM at 2030 Wayzata Blvd E, Wayzata MN 55391. Simply make your check out to “UUCM” with “Social Generosity” in the memo line.

Firewood & the Warmth of Connection

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A Firewood Collection Drive Organized by UUCM’s Racial Justice Ministry Team, running Dec-Feb

Location: Drop-off at UUCM
Coordinators: MaryAnn Wiborg & Stephanie Siewert

UUCM’s Racial Justice Ministry Team is partnering with Maria Geigle and friends to collect and deliver much-needed firewood to our unhoused neighbors in Minneapolis. You are invited to help by bringing firewood to UUCM and dropping it in the designated spot on the right side of the lower parking lot (look for the yellow arrow). Volunteers will be making weekly Saturday deliveries to Minneapolis now through February 2022. If you have questions, contact MaryAnn Wiborg or Stephanie SiewertThanks for caring and sharing!

Social Generosity Offering: December 2021

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Our December offering will go to Guest at Your Table (GAYT) the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee’s annual intergenerational program to raise support for and awareness about key human rights issues. Each December congregations are encouraged to invite four “Guests” to their table, with the resources provided. Click here to watch a video, meet this year’s Guests, and learn about the incredible work they are doing in their community, exemplifying the theme: Now is the Time for Courageous Change.

How to Donate: You can donate online using a credit card at bit.ly/giveuucm. You may also mail a contribution to UUCM at 2030 Wayzata Blvd E, Wayzata MN 55391. Simply make your check out to “UUCM” with “Social Generosity” in the memo line.

Social Generosity Offering: November 2021

Sleep Out

Our November offering will go to honor and support the IOCP Sleep Out Campaign. The funds raised through the Sleep Out campaign help IOCP – Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners – deliver individualized services in the areas of family support, food, housing and neighborhoods, education and youth, employment, and transportation. They help nearly 2,000 local families each year stabilize, strengthen and thrive. Over the years, our local communities have helped prevent homelessness 34,912 times through rent assists. The Sleep Out is one way we celebrate and tap into the power of our collective compassion.

How to Donate: You can donate online using a credit card at bit.ly/giveuucm. You may also mail a contribution to UUCM at 2030 Wayzata Blvd E, Wayzata MN 55391. Simply make your check out to “UUCM” with “Social Generosity” in the memo line.

Social Generosity Offering: October 2021

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Meaning “Our Home” in Ojibwe, Ain Dah Yung Center provides a healing place within the community for American Indian youth and families to thrive in safety and wholeness. They provide:

  • Culturally responsive emergency shelter to indigenous youth in crisis and need of housing.
  • Residential transitional living program for youth ages 16-21.
  • Permanent supportive housing for young adults ages 18-24.
  • After-school prevention programming for children and teens.
  • Support services for indigenous families with the goal of keeping families together.
  • In-person direct services to unhoused youth including housing assessments.
  • Case management, and safe harbor services for survivors of exploitation and trafficking. 

How to Donate: You can donate online using a credit card at bit.ly/giveuucm. You may also mail a contribution to UUCM at 2030 Wayzata Blvd E, Wayzata MN 55391. Simply make your check out to “UUCM” with “Social Generosity” in the memo line.