This fund helps our members with emergency financial needs, in a completely confidential manner. Thank you for giving generously!
Sponsored by the UUA (Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations) this public advocacy campaign seeks to harness love’s power to stop oppression by lobbying national leaders on immigration reform, racial justice, GLBT equality, religious freedom, and more. Amplifying the voices of the oppressed through online media, Side With Love participants show up in partnership at justice events across the country and work to make love real in the world. https://www.uua.org/action/love
On 32 oceanfront acres in southern Maine, this UU non-profit retreat and conference center’s mission is to awaken hearts to explore, grow and renew the spirit of universal love. At Ferry Beach “we create, practice and promote radical hospitality. We believe that the key to making the world a better place, a world that works for all of us, while taking care of our precious planet, is to practice loving compassion and kindness in the form of welcome and care.” www.ferrybeach.org
Defending the right to vote has been central to the work of the UUA and at the core of Unitarian Universalism for decades—from expanding enfranchisement for women and people of color to advocating for a path to citizenship for immigrants; from our history of civil rights engagement to taking on the new Jim Crow and white supremacy today. www.uua/votingrights
The Transgender Emergency Fund (TEF) has been here helping low-income trans folks in Massachusetts since 2008. The fund responds to the needs of transgender people living in Massachusetts by providing immediate, short-term financial assistance to help low-income transgender people with basic human needs. The hope is that by providing immediate assistance, the fund can help people who are transgender and homeless, while at the same time preventing some transgender people in Central Massachusetts from becoming homeless in the first place
Anyone in town is welcome to partake of this meal which is free of charge, provided by and served by a rotating group of volunteers from various Northboro churches, including our First Parish faith community, which started this service to the community in 1996 and continues to participate fully. The meal offers food and fellowship every Wednesday at 6:00 pm at Trinity Church, 23 Main Street.
The Anti-Defamation League of New England (formerly Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith) is an international Jewish non-governmental organization based in the USA, fighting anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defending democratic ideals and protecting civil rights for all through information, education, legislation, and advocacy. Visit www.adl.org.
The Bridge of Central Massachusetts provides compassionate services for people of all ages with mental health challenges, developmental disabilities, acquired brain injury and complex family problems, through residential care, supported housing and flexible home-based services including educational and employment services. The Bridge has over 50 programs in 17 communities throughout Central Mass, Metro-West and Boston. More at www.thebridgecm.org
A 100% volunteer-based local charity which provides free furniture and home goods to people in need. All of the items distributed have been donated. In 2017 this furniture bank furnished about 420 households (1200+ people) with over 12,000 items. They are located at 34 Tower Street, Hudson, MA and are in need of volunteers. For more details, go to www.freshstartfurniturebank.org
Monarch butterflies are beautiful examples of the diverse insect world. They are nectar-feeding winged pollinators, native milkweed-munching caterpillars, and magically metamorphic, long distance migrators. Our church’s growing beds feature bountiful milkweed and flowers supplying nectar sources. These areas support the growth of butterflies and insects, which in turn feed birds and other animals. The half plate today will pay for supplies to improve our organic landscape, and for helpers to water, weed, and maintain plantings over the summer.
Anyone in town is welcome to partake of this meal which is free of charge, provided by and served by a rotating group of volunteers from various Northboro churches, including our First Parish faith community, which started this service to the community in 1996 and continues to participate fully. The meal offers food and fellowship every Wednesday at 6:00 pm at the Trinity Church, 23 Main Street.
Veterans Inc. is a national leader in ending homelessness among veterans with one of the highest rates in the nation – 85% – for transitioning veterans out of homelessness. A 501(c)3 nonprofit headquartered in Massachusetts, Veterans Inc. is the largest provider of support services to veterans and their families in New England. Since 1990, they’ve helped more than 70,000 veterans in need and today operate offices and programs in all six New England states. http://www.veteransinc.org/
Helping to bring about policies to improve education, health care, and employment opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities all around the state, Special Olympics Massachusetts creates communities of support at games and competitions by bringing together athletes, coaches, volunteers, supporters and leaders of each community. www.specialolympics.org
Massachusetts Interfaith Power & Light is a non-profit organization that provides a religious response to climate change. Their mission is to: Assist faith communities, their members and the public to decrease their carbon dioxide emissions & energy costs; educate people on why climate change is a matter of morality and justice; and increase public understanding of policies that will lead to a sustainable future. www.MIPandL.org
Broad Meadow Brook in Worcester is the largest urban wildlife sanctuary in New England, with more than 400 acres, offering a wide variety of programs for people of all ages. Thank you for supporting Mass Audubon’s statewide efforts to protect wildlife and wild lands. https://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/wildlife-sanctuaries/broad-meadow-brook