Charitable Giving for November 2013
“We do not gather our gifts only for ourselves but to share with the larger community.”
The holiday season is a very important time to share our gifts with those in need. This month the recipients of the fifty percent (50%) of our Sunday plate collections will be East Hartford Community Shelter, Samaritan Shelter, and Tri-Town Shelter.
East Hartford Community Shelter serves men, women and children in well-separated quarters, and supports them through a wide variety of services, including employment readiness and domestic violence prevention groups, substance abuse counseling, and referrals to alcohol detoxification programs, when necessary. Samaritan Shelter is operated by the Manchester Area Conference of Churches (MACC). It provides many services for those in need.
Tri-Town Shelter provides a home-like atmosphere for families who come primarily from Vernon, Ellington and Tolland. The building is open around the clock to accommodate the needs of these families.
Checks made out to Unitarian Universalist Society: East will be treated as follows:
If the memo line:
- is blank or “pledge” is written, all will go toward our pledge.
- has “COM” or the name of the charity is on the memo line, all will go the charity.
- has “1/2 pledge, 1/2 COM,” it will be divided equally.
The committee overseeing our community outreach efforts welcomes your comments and suggestions.
Contact our church office at 860-646-5151 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how you can contribute.