Posts by Social Justice Team

PADS Signup for February

Hello, Friends, Here is the signup for Monday lunches for February. You may sign up for one or all slots. The extra needs this week are laundry pods, granola bars and lemonade mix. You may place these in the basket marked PADS in the front lobby of UUCE. And thank you to all our meal providers and servers and for donations in January.  PADS Lunch Signup for Februarysignupgenius.com Dotty CarringiUUCE PADS Coordinator847-502-4835 “Homeless Doesn’t Have To Mean Hopeless” — Elgin PADS
Copper collection plate on a wooden table

Brave Space Alliance

Our youth have chosen the Brave Space Alliance as the recipient of our Share the Plate collection for February. Brave Space Alliance is a Black-Led, Trans-Led LGBTQ+ Center on the south side of Chicago providing affirming, culturally competent, for-us by-us resources. https://bravespacealliance.org/ OUR APPROACH Brave Space Alliance is the first Black-led, trans-led LGBTQ+ Center located on the South Side of Chicago, dedicated to creating and providing affirming, culturally competent, for-us by-us resources, programming, and services for LGBTQ+ individuals on the South…

Current PADS Needs

Thank you to all of our PADS helpers. We still need one volunteer for Monday, January 30 to provide lunch for 20 people at the shelter. We also have room for 2-3 servers on January 23 and 30. As of now we are in a good place with most shelter supplies, thanks to your generosity. The only things we could use is canned chicken, flavored coffee creamer, liquid or powder. Thanks! Dotty CarringiUUCE PADS Coordinator847-502-4835 “Homeless Doesn’t Have To Mean…

4th Sunday Styrofoam Collection

Sunday, January 22, from 11:30am – 12pm Please separate your CLEAN food grade Styrofoam from your packaging Styrofoam and bag as needed.  Styrofoam peanuts are NOT accepted (take to UPS store).  Place your Styrofoam in the Prius with the open hatch in the church parking lot. Joe Masonick will be doing the collecting. We’ll drive it to Dart Container Corporation in North Aurora (open 24/7).  Please try to avoid using Styrofoam because its use is not sustainable. Many people manage to avoid…

PADS Needs

Hello, Friends, The PADS shelter is running low on the following:  Canned fruit, ramen (Chicken or beef), coffee pods, paper bowls, 13-gallon trash bags, gallon freezer bags. You may place these items at the church in the basket marked “PADS” past the double glass doors. Thank you! Dotty CarringiUUCE PADS Coordinator847-502-4835“Homeless Doesn’t Have To Mean Hopeless” — Elgin PADS

PADS Shelter Needs

Dear Friends, This week the PADS shelter needs: toilet paper, napkins, paper bowls, Kleenex, and powdered drink mix. You may place these donations in the basket marked PADS inside the front doors at church.Thank you! Dotty Carringi
Copper collection plate on a wooden table

YWCA of Elgin

Our youth have chosen the YWCA of Elgin Giving Tree as the recipient of our Share the Plate collection for December.  This year, instead of doing the shopping ourselves, we hope to raise $800 to be shared equitably among 17 children.  The YWCA staff and volunteers, who know the children well, will purchase and wrap gifts of clothing, books and toys according to each child’s wish list. YWCA Elgin is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for…

PADS Signup for December

Dear Friends, Thank you to all who prepared meals, served meals and/or donated supplies to the PADS shelter during November. It’s much appreciated. Going forward, there is yet another month that calls us to help with similar needs. Here’s the signup for December. Thank you! Dotty Carringi (car-RIN-jee) Dotty CarringiUUCE PADS Coordinator847-502-4835 “Homeless Doesn’t Have to Mean Hopeless” — Elgin PADS
Copper collection plate on a wooden table

UUANI

The Share the Plate recipient for November 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 Signup for November

Hello, Friends, Thanks to everyone who signed up in October. Here is the link for November. And thank you for donating items on their needs list. The list this week includes:  lemonade mix, Kool-aid, and pillowcases (which can be used/washed). So if you have time to clean out a linen closet, we would greatly appreciate it! You may place these in the basket at church marked PADS, just past the front glass double doors.Thank you! Dotty CarringiUUCE PADS Coordinator847-502-4835 “Homeless Doesn’t Have…

3rd Quarter Share the Plate Report

Our generous community donated $885.00 to our Share the Plate recipients for the 3rd quarter of 2022.    July – Prairie State Legal Services $143.50  August – UNICEF $296.50 September –  Northern Illinois Food Bank $445.00 Thank you for your generous contributions!   “As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way.” – Mary Anne Radmacher  Mila Brinker, Church Administrator 

PADS Needs

Hello Friends, This week PADS needs are toilet paper, cups, cereal, powdered coffee creamer, and individually wrapped snacks. Please contact me if you have questions. And thank you for your support. Dotty CarringiUUCE PADS Coordinator847-502-4835 “Homeless Doesn’t Have To Mean Hopeless” — Elgin PADS