Posts by Social Justice Team

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YWCA of Elgin

The Share the Plate recipient for the month of October is the YWCA of Elgin Every year we work together to support the mission of the YWCA of Elgin by collecting funds and participating in their “Giving Tree” Program. YWCA Mission YWCA Elgin is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.We will get a head start this season by collecting funds in October and starting our Secret Santa shopping in November. We do…

PADS Signup for October

Thank you to all who volunteered to provide lunches for PADS, the homeless shelter in Elgin, in September. Here is the link to the PADS Signup for October. Dotty CarringiUUCE PADS Coordinator847-502-4835“Homeless Doesn’t Have To Mean Hopeless” — Elgin PADS

PADS Signup for September

Dear Friends, There is still one vacant volunteer opportunity for next Monday, Sept. 20. Will you consider supplying one of the three courses: either main dish (and starch) or vegetable or fruit/dessert? Below is the link to the PADS Signup for September, where you can choose which one you’d like to offer. Feel free to contact me with questions. And remember, UUCE can reimburse you. Thank you so much! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F054AABA82CA4FC1-pads2 Dotty CarringiUUCE PADS Coordinator847-502-4835“Homeless Doesn’t Have To Mean Hopeless” — Elgin…
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UUANI

The Share the Plate recipient for September is: Unitarian Universalist Advocacy Network of Illinois UUANI provides Unitarian Universalists across Illinois with advocacy and legislative leadership to effectively build community and power to promote justice and a healthy planet.  We bring social justice into the heart of the spiritual life of congregations and develop ways for church communities to live the UU principles. We help bridge communities and congregations and align spirituality with tangible actions to affect change.

PADS Lunch Signup for August

Following is the link to the August signup schedule for Elgin PADS Monday lunches. There are still 2 openings for the month. Contact Dotty Carringi for meal ideas or other questions, dotster2@comcast.net.

PADS Lunch Signup for August

Following is the link to the August signup schedule for Elgin PADS Monday lunches. There are still 4 openings for the month. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F054AABA82CA4FC1-pads1 Here’s an endorsement from Joe, one of the former PADS guests: “Monday afternoon lunch was a home prepared meal and it made me feel like I was sitting at a counter in my own house. Thank you for bringing the lunch and your smiles.” Contact Dotty Carringi for meal ideas or other questions, dotster2@comcast.net.
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The Boys and Girls Club of America

The Share the Plate recipient for the month of August is: The Boys and Girls Club of America Help get a kid’s great future started today! Boys & Girls Clubs keep kids safe by providing a positive environment where they can learn, play, and grow. Donate today to help get more kids on the road to a greater future! Imagine a place where who you are, where you’re from or the circumstances that surround you don’t determine your access to experiences…

PADS UUCE August Signup Schedule

A big THANK YOU to all who signed up in July. The PADS staff and guests are very grateful for your support of meal donations. Following is the link to the UUCE August signup schedule for Elgin PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter) Monday lunches. Note, there are five Mondays in August. Contact Dotty Carringi for meal ideas or other questions, and thank you for considering helping with our PADS effort. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F054AABA82CA4FC1-pads1 PADS Lunch Signup for AugustHello! Welcome to the…
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Citizens Climate Lobby

The Share the Plate recipient for July is: Citizen’s Climate Lobby At our last Board of Trustees meeting on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, the Board of Trustees voted to endorse federal legislation H.R. 2307. Thanks to Mary Alice Masonick, a longtime UUCE member and advocate with Citizens Climate Lobby, for her activism, and for sharing this vital work with us. A Climate Change Organization We exist to create the political will for climate change solutions by enabling individual breakthroughs in the…

UUCE PADS Lunch Group New Coordinator

Hello! I’m pleased to announce that I’m the new coordinator for the UUCE PADS Lunch Group! PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter) of Elgin aims first to meet the basic needs of homeless individuals, then provide case management. The shelter provides a safe place to sleep, meals, showers, laundry facilities and personal hygiene products. Last year PADS provided 13,611 nights of shelter and 38,111 meals to 302 men, women and children. Please consider signing up to make, deliver and/or serve one…
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Community Crisis Center

The Share the Plate recipient for the month of June is: The Community Crisis Center The Gretchen S. Vapnar Community Crisis Center was founded in 1975 to meet the needs of individuals and families in crisis. Employees provide comprehensive services to individuals and families suffering due to domestic violence, sexual assault, or economic difficulties. The mission of the Community Crisis Center is to provide Safety, Hope, Advocacy, Respite, and Education for those impacted by crisis and violence in Illinois. Visit…

PADS Lunch May Signup, Looking for New Scheduling Volunteer

I will be creating the June schedule for PADS lunches and am still looking for someone to take over the scheduling task for UUCE. Please contact me ASAP if you are interested. The time commitment for creating the schedule is minimal and does not require that you provide any lunches. Also, PADS has requested that we provide lunch on Memorial Day 5/31 if possible. I have updated the signup to include this additional date. This might be a good opportunity…