Charitable Giving for March 2014
“We do not gather our gifts only for ourselves but to share with the larger community.”
Continuing our practice of sharing our gifts with the community beyond our walls, the recipients of fifty percent (50%) of our Sunday plate collections for the month of March will be Rebuilding Together and Communitas, Inc.
Rebuilding Together is part of a national non-profit organization called Rebuilding Together. Its goal is to bring communities together in efforts to assist those in need of general home repair and improvements. To be eligible to receive assistance from this volunteer organization a person must own and occupy their home in Manchester and be unable to do the work themselves. There are income guidelines as well. Priority is given to fixed, low to moderate income families, elderly or disabled individuals. The number of homeowners to be assisted each year depends upon available resources such as money for materials, volunteer labor and the ability to complete the work in one day. This year Rebuilding Together will be helping homeowners in Manchester on Saturday, April 26, 2014.
Communitas is a local non-profit organization that provides support for people with disabilities not available from a traditional service provider. It promotes the building of a positive, inclusive community locally–a community that welcomes all, finds the “gifts” in each member, and actively supports the expressions of each person’s gift.
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 860-646-5151860-646-5151 or email@example.com for more information on how you can contribute.