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.
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:
Midwest Veteran's Closet needs household, seasonal clothing and small appliances.
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.
Oakdale school supplies and gift cards for teachers. This is usually a July/August effort.
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
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 email@example.com
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