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Social Justice Initiatives - a cornerstone of UU life.

Shared Collection Basket -

Every Sunday donations in the virtual basket collection will be split between the selected agency and the general operating fund for PCUUC unless otherwise identified.  Donations may be identified via the notes or email the office with clarification.

Trio-Collection Drop-off April 3rd and May 8th 10am-12noon at the Barn Parking Lot

April & May Foam Reminders: Accepted foam is "solid" foam like that from TV's, appliances, egg cartons and such.  No peanuts or foam wrap (the foam version of bubble wrap).

April PADS Food Collection: The PADS service model and schedule has evolved during COVID to house clients in hotels and plans to run through the summer.  Donations are put to good use and will continue to be throughout the spring/summer through the food bank of sorts for clients.. At any given time,  there are 220 clients -  split 50/50 male/female.  There are approximately 50 who are children below the age of 18: 25 of the children are 12 or under and 15 are 5 or under.  Specific food items requested which support this housing arrangement are listed here:

  • Bottled Water

  • Dinty Moore Meals

  • Tuna Fish Packs

  • Bread (minimum of one week shelf life) so these would have to be purchased close to the drop off date)

  • Instant Rice - Single Packs

  • Single Serving Cereal Packs

  • Microwaveable (not Frozen) meals

May Midwest Veteran's Closet Collection: Summer clothing and small clean/working appliances.


April & May Batteries:  Most styles of batteries for example: flashlight type, A, AAA, D, C, Lithium, computer, button style and hearing aid size, etc.; however no car batteries.

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 Fran and Dave Bates have been volunteering at HACES aiding in the completion of application paperwork since 2013.

HACES (Hispanic American Community Education and Services) 820 W Greenwood Ave. Waukegan IL 60087                                     

Tel. 847.244.0300  Contact Founder and CEO - Maria Elena Jonas at    

Green Tips - Shared 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


Recycling and Repurposing Holiday Ornaments and Lights


Swalco Light Recycling


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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