Community Outreach Ministry

Charitable Giving for August 2014

Continuing our practice of sharing our gifts with the community beyond our walls, the recipient of fifty percent (50%) of our Sunday undesignated plate collections for the month of September will go to KIDSAFE CT and Families In Crisis, Inc.

KIDSAFE CT concentrates on preventing and treating child abuse and neglect in 12 east of the river towns. It is part of a network of centers established by the National Exchange Club Foundation for the Prevention of Child Abuse. Our contribution will support the Parent Aide Program, which matches trained volunteers with parents at risk of abusing or neglecting their children, offering support and guidance.

Families In Crisis, Inc. is one of only a few organizations dedicated to meeting the critical needs of the families of those who are incarcerated. Families of offenders, especially children with parents who are incarcerated, have special needs. The programs and services for offenders and their families are based on documented best practices in the field and are designed to help preserve and strengthen family ties.

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 uuse153@sbcglobal.net for more information on how you can contribute.