Posts by Social Justice Team

PADS Needs

Hello, Thank you to our UUCE friends who volunteered to provide Monday lunches in September: Carol Nelson, Heike Spayne, Tom & Ruth Durkin and Mike Moutrie.  The PADS needs list for the week is: Healthy individually packaged snacks (that four of the sheltered children can take to school) such as fresh fruit and juice boxes. Other supplies that are needed: deodorant, toilet paper, napkins, paper bowls and cups, small bags of chips for lunches, powdered coffee creamer, and loofahs for…

UU Ministry for Earth 

The InterNātional Indigenous Initiative for Transformative Collaboration (INITC) extends a special invitation for you to participate in the online portion of this week’s sacred gathering, “Stories and Songs of the People.” We are humbled The InterNātional Indigenous Initiative for Transformative Collaboration (INITC) invited us to share this information with our community. Our partner has asked that this information not be shared or promoted on social media.  As possible, you are invited to attend the live online programs (via Zoom). Among…

PADS Sign Up for October

We need five volunteers to offer lunch, one for each Monday in October. You may sign up here. REMEMBER, UUCE WILL REIMBURSE YOU FOR YOUR MEAL EXPENSES! Volunteers once again have the option of serving their meal in person (masks on). It is a very rewarding experience to see the immediate fruits of our cooking labors — the smiles, the compliments, the thank yous. We make a difference! The PADS needs list for the week is: paper bowls, powdered coffee…

PADS Volunteer Opportunity and Needs

This week the PADS needs are: Packaged snacks, granola bars, trail mix, peanut butter crackers, and chips. Sign-up is now open for September. To learn more and sign up, visit our PADS Lunches page. Thank you for your generosity. Dotty Carringi UUCE PADS Coordinator847-502-4835 “Homeless Doesn’t Have to Mean Hopeless” — Elgin PADS

PADS Sign Up and Needs for August

Thank you to those who have signed up to provide lunches in August. There is still one volunteer opportunity: Monday, August 29. We may now serve the meals as well, but this is optional. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054aaba82ca4fc1-pads13 Note: The PADS shelter is now at capacity, housing 32 adult guests as well as three children, due to overloads from other area shelters. PADS needs the following: belts in all sizes, toilet paper, paper bowls, paper towels and napkins. You may drop these in the basket marked PADS at…

PADS Sign Up for September

Thank you to those who provide Monday lunches in August. Here is the link for signup in September. Thank you for your service and generosity. Dotty CarringiUUCE PADS Coordinator847-502-4835 “Homeless Doesn’t Have to Mean Hopeless” — Elgin PADS

4th Sunday Styrofoam Collection

Sunday, June 26, 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. 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.…

PADS Needs

Hello, Friends, Thank you to everyone who signed up to supply PADS lunches for June. All four Mondays are covered! The Elgin shelter currently needs the following: paper towels, toilet paper, bottled water and disposable face masks. You may put these supplies in the collection basket at church near the greeting table. Thank you for your generosity.  Also, if you know of anyone looking for a job, please have them check out the PADS of Elgin job postings on Indeed. Right now,…
Copper collection plate on a wooden table

The Trevor Project

The month of June’s Share the Plate recipient The Trevor Project was carefully chosen by our youth. The Trevor Project is an American nonprofit organization founded in 1998. It focuses on suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. Through a toll-free telephone number, it operates The Trevor Lifeline, a confidential service that offers trained counselors. The stated goals of the project are to provide crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for the aforementioned youths (defined by the organization as people under 25), as well as to offer…

Elgin PADS Shelter

Dear Friends, The Elgin PADS Shelter needs a few more volunteers to provide lunches, one for each Monday in June. You may sign up for the entire meal or for one of the three components.  Here is the link to sign up: Thank you for your generosity. Dotty CarringiUUCE PADS Coordinator847-502-4835

PADS Signup for June

The Elgin PADS Shelter needs 4 volunteers to provide lunches, one for each Monday in June. You may sign up for the entire meal or for one of the three components.  Please contact Dotty Carringi for more information.  Thank you. Dotty CarringiUUCE PADS Coordinator847-502-4835 “Homeless Doesn’t Have To Mean Hopeless” — Elgin PADS

PADS Needs

Hello, Friends, The Elgin PADS shelter currently needs the following: paper towels, toilet paper, bottled water and disposable face masks. You may put these supplies in the collection basket at church near the greeting table. Thank you for your generosity.  Also, if you know of anyone looking for a job, please have them check out the PADS of Elgin job postings on Indeed. Right now, they still need a couple of case managers. Dotty CarringiUUCE PADS Coordinator847-502-4835 “Homeless Doesn’t Have To Mean…