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 plate collections for the month of August will besplit between STRIVE-Hartford Youth Initiative and the KADO Pet Foundation.

The STRIVE-Hartford Youth Initiative, a project of Career Resources, supports youth from age 14 – 21 in their effort to stay in school, earn their GED or find sustaining employment. These youth are from Hartford’s most impoverished neighborhoods. Your dollars will help these young men and women meet some basic needs: clothing, food and school supplies. Career Resources has US Department of Labor money to support some of these expenses, however no money can be spent on food for these hungry teenagers. This project is the work of our member, Anne Carr.

The KADO Pet Foundation provides lifetime care for animal companions living with low income seniors and those with serious medical conditions. KADO provides pet food, supplies, and veterinarian services as well as assistance with adoption to qualified individuals who want to have an animal companion and may not be able to pay for its care.

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.