Social Justice

Some of our ongoing Social Action initatives, a cornerstone of UU life.

Shared Collection Basket

Every Sunday, non-pledge donations in the basket collection will be split between the selected agency and the general operating fund for PCUUC.  Donations may be identified via the memo line or cash envelopes if desired.  In 2018-2019, $7,899 was collected and distributed.

Collections

Through out the year, various collections will be identified by SJC and often coincide with the agency receiving the shared basket for the month. Three that standout include:

  1.  Midwest Veteran's Closet needs household, seasonal clothing and small appliances. 

  2. Home of the Sparrow is supported by the funds raised at Sparrow's Nest (multiple locations) accepts household, clothing, small appliances, bedding and some furniture. Large newer appliances can be accepted and picked up as well.  Go to the website for more details.

  3. Oakdale school supplies and gift cards for teachers.  This is usually a July/August effort.

PCUUC Adopt-a-Highway

Held twice a year, Fall and Spring, this is truly an Intergenerational hands-on activity.  This is the fall crew - join us this Fall early in October.  HighwayCleanup@PrairieCircleUUC.org

Citizenship Workshops


Located in Waukegan, HACES' mission is to strengthen the lives of immigrants through quality programs and services assisting individuals to restore their self-confidence by closing education, language, and cultural gaps between clients and the larger community. Their work helps to defray the cost for citizenship application for single parents and aiding in the completion of application paperwork.

 

PCUUC members have been volunteering at HACES aiding in the completion of application paperwork since 2013.

Hispanic American Community Education and Services

HACES 820 W Greenwood Ave. Waukegan IL 60087                                            

Tel. 847.244.0300  Contact Founder and CEO - Maria Elena Jonas at  mejonas@haces.org    

Information Shared by SJC

 

A Way Out beginning August 15th - Addressing Opioid Addiction in Lake County submitted by Margo Schneider


Opioid addiction is a growing problem. (link). “A Way Out” is an award winning program, and has been recognized by the NIH, as well as Innovation Now and many mental health and drug treatment initiatives across the country. ‘A Way Out’ is helping, and as of May of 2018 it has helped get treatment for 395 participants in Lake County. That number is growing and you can help. You can donate on the website, or attend meetings at the College of Lake County,

 

Grayslake Campus Building C, Room C003’s address is: 19351 W Washington St, Grayslake, IL  60030 at 10:30 in the morning. The meeting dates are as follows:

  • Thursday, August 15

  • Thursday, September 19

  • Thursday, October 17

  • Thursday, November 21

  • Thursday, December 19

Resources and Links regarding Opioids

https://opioidinitiative.org/

 

https://www.addictionpolicy.org/hubfs/Innovation%20Now/APF_Illinois%20Innovations_6.10.19.pdf

           

https://www.drugabuse.gov/drugs-abuse/opioids/opioid-overdose-crisis

 

https://www.addictionpolicy.org/prevention

 

Green TipsShared by Social Justice Committee

                                                                

Fall and Winter Seasonal Links:

 

Green Life: 15 Resolutions you can cross off your list

 

Recycling of Holiday tins and canisters

 

5 Incredibly Unique Ways To Recycle a Christmas Tree

 

Green Electronic Tips and Local Lake County Update

 

Eco-Friendly Thanksgiving Links

Spring/Summer Seasonal Tips:

Humane Ways to Stop Garden Pests

 

The Irony of Invasice Plant Control

 

Pollinator Conservation Ideas

 

Ongoing links of interest:

 

Flush Responsibly

 

Pharmaceutical Disposal Sites for drop-off at local Police Stations

 

Household Goods and Textiles - Options for Donating

 

Recycling Resources from Lake County Green Congregations

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