Each month we share our offerings from the 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. worship services with local and national non-profit organizations serving the community, particularly those serving people in need. A different group is selected each month to receive these much needed funds, such as the Read Aloud Volunteer Program, where UUCB members read to children in San Pablo and Richmond schools, and Brighter Beginnings, supporting low income infants and their families in getting the best start in life.
The Good Neighbor recipient for February 2014 is the Transgender Law Center, providing legal services and working to change law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression.
For more information, or to suggest a new Good Neighbor organization, please contact Lee Lawrence, chair of the Good Neighbor Donations Committee.
Since 2011, through the generocity of UUCB members, friends, and Sunday vistors, over $40,000 has been donated to more than 25 organizations.
Our Good Neighor organizations include:
I hope you read the paragraph in the September Beacon about the annual GRIP Harmony Walk on October 26. UUCB is one of the member congregations that supports GRIP and their wonderful work in the community providing meals, shelter, and resources for homeless families. The Harmony Walk gives us the opportunity to build community and meet our neighbors while raising money for this great cause.
Please stop by the Harmony Walk table in the Social Hall (starting October 6) and sign up for Team UUCB to join us for the Walk. Let's march together wearing our yellow “Standing on the Side of Love” t-shirts. If you don’t have a t-shirt and want to buy one, please let Kay Fairwell know your size. You can also donate by making checks payable to “UUCB” with “GRIP Walk” on the memo line. This year we will make a special effort to get more of the RE students involved. Ladie Malek is coordinating with RE teachers and families. Please contact Ladie if you can help her out. Also, if you are willing to stand at the Harmony Walk table in the Social Hall on one of the first three Sundays in October, either between the two services or after the 11:00 a.m. service, please let me know. Thank you.
UUCB will again participate in the annual Greater Richmond Interfaith Program (GRIP) Harmony Walk fund raising campaign - we have consistently donated more funds to this cause than any other GRIP congregation. However, in view of the fact that we’ll be involved in a major fund raising project of our own, the Capital Campaign, we will be deemphasizing the donation of GRIP funds and emphasizing our participation in the actual walk. You will still have an opportunity to donate funds during October and we hope you’ll join Team UUCB during the walk on Saturday morning, October 26. You’ll be hearing more about this in the next couple of months.
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