The Social Justice Coordinating Committee is pleased to report the Special Collection taken November 12 for Burundian Unitarian Universalist refugees amounted to $1,463.20. Thank you for supporting these folks who have lost their homeland.
At the ISAAC Issues Convention last month three challenges were chosen for the next two years of action and advocacy—Poverty, Housing and Racism. In our foyer you will find sign-up sheets for attending initial organizing meetings to begin these important community efforts. If one of these issues draws you to action, please note the dates and times to sign up and participate.
Recently Barb McCrea, a member of SJCC, and her husband George moved from their long-time home to a smaller apartment and had to downsize their household goods—furniture, etc. She found that it would have been helpful to have had a list of non- profit places which accept such items and make them available to folks who are in need. If you have had occasion to use such a facility and are willing to share that knowledge, Barb can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please remember the Loaves and Fishes barrel in the lower lobby. Families are especially in need of basic holiday fare at this time.
Special Collection for Ministry with Community, Sunday, December 10
The collection on December 10th will be given to Ministry with Community. This day-shelter agency is open from 6:30 AM to 5:30 PM seven days a week to provide a variety of services to those who are homeless or have other needs. Breakfast and lunch are served daily. People can use the laundry facilities or take a shower. There is a computer lab for those who are looking for work. Those who don’t have a phone or permanent address can use the phone or have their mail sent there. The onsite Loaves and Fishes food pantry provides emergency food. Crisis intervention, short-term crisis counseling, on-going personal counseling, life-skills coaching, support groups and help for drug and alcohol dependency are other services available.
Ministry with Community is a vital life-line for those who don’t have a home and are looking for ways to improve their lives. This is your opportunity to support the work they do.
Anyone is welcome to sit in on SJCC meetings. The Social Justice Coordinating Committee meets the second Tuesday of each month at 3:00 p.m. in the clubhouse of Parkview Hills.