Posts by Social Justice Team

Fourth Sunday Styrofoam Collection

January 23 from 12:00 to 12:30 pm 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 in the church parking lot. 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 it; indeed, entire countries do without it. Thank you! Mary Alice Masonick
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Faith in Place

Our Share the Plate recipient for the month of January is Faith in Place. Faith in Place empowers people of all faiths to be leaders in caring for the Earth, providing resources to educate, connect, and advocate for healthier communities.   Diverse people of all faiths sharing the commitment to care for the Earth. We recognize and honor all indigenous peoples who once inhabited this land we now call Illinois and lift up the voices of people of color to fight for…
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Interfaith Food Pantry

Our Share the Plate recipient for the rest of December is All Peoples Interfaith Food Pantry Several UUCE members have or still do volunteer at this food pantry, and we’ve supported the pantry with food donations for years. They serve residents of Elgin and are located at 256 E. Chicago St. Elgin, IL 60120. Open 9:30 to 11:30 Mon – Fri. Thank You!
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Anderson Animal Shelter

Our Share the Plate recipient for December 5th will be: Anderson Animal Shelter Please consider making a donation to STP on their behalf.  Just put “Anderson Animal Shelter” on the memo line of your check.  Thank you for thinking of our four legged friends.

PADS Signup for December

Dear Friends, Here is the link to the PADS Signup for December. No serving is required, as the staff has been handling that during the pandemic. Feel free to contact me with questions. Thank you. Dotty CarringiUUCE PADS Coordinator 847-502-4835 “Homeless Doesn’t Have To Mean Hopeless” — Elgin PADS https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054aaba82ca4fc1-pads5

Fourth Sunday Styrofoam Collection

FOURTH SUNDAY STYROFOAM COLLECTION November 28 from 11:30 -12:00 (NEW TIME) We will collect the Styrofoam in a Prius in the church parking lot. Please separate your CLEAN food grade Styrofoam from your packaging Styrofoam and bag as needed.  Styrofoam peanuts are NOT accepted (take to UPS store). We take the Styrofoam to Dart Container Corporation in North Aurora which is open 24/7.Please try to avoid using Styrofoam.  Its use is not sustainable. Many people manage to avoid it; indeed entire countries…

PADS Lunches

Dear Friends, Thank you to all who volunteered to provide lunches for PADS, the homeless shelter in Elgin. We now have enough volunteers through the end of the November. Next, get ready for the upcoming December signup!  And thank you! Dotty CarringiUUCE PADS Coordinatordotster2@comcast.net847-502-4835 “Homeless Doesn’t Have To Mean Hopeless” — Elgin PADS
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YWCA of Elgin Giving Tree Project

November will be the second month that the YWCA of Elgin is the recipient of our Share The Plate collection.  We are committed to supporting the Giving Tree project again this year.  As you know, our attendance at church services has lessened during the pandemic, which naturally impacts the number of donations to our Share The Plate monthly collection.  By extending the YWCA’s funding into a second month, we hope that returning to in-person services will gradually increase attendance, and also,…

 PADS Signup for November

Dear Friends, Thank you to all who volunteered in October to provide lunches for PADS, the homeless shelter in Elgin. Here is the link to the PADS Signup for November  Please note, UUCE is preparing and delivering Monday lunches, but, the staff is still doing the serving.  Thank you. Dotty Carringi, UUCE PADS Coordinator dotster2@comcast.net847-502-4835 “Homeless Doesn’t Have To Mean Hopeless” — Elgin PADS

Unitarian Universalist Service Committee’s Coffee Project

Coffees, and Chocolates and Teas, Oh My! Fair Trade and Organic, Too! UUs are linked with small farmers and their families through fair trade, thanks to the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee’s Coffee Project. The UUSC is a nonprofit, nonsectarian organization advancing human rights together with an international community of grassroots partners and advocates. The UUSC works with Equal Exchange, which supplies fair trade products to many faith groups. The coffees we sell at UUCE are not only fair trade and…

PADS Signup for November

Dear Friends, Thank you to all who volunteered in October to provide lunches for PADS, the homeless shelter in Elgin. Here is the link to the PADS Signup for November where you may choose your desired level of participation. Feel free to contact me with questions. Thank you. Dotty Carringi, UUCE PADS Coordinator dotster2@comcast.net847-502-4835 “Homeless Doesn’t Have To Mean Hopeless” — Elgin PADS https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F054AABA82CA4FC1-pads4
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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…