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Lots has been happening with your Social Justice Committee...
Supporting Local Non-Profit Organizations
On the third Sunday of each month, our offering goes to support a local non-profit organization. This year we are focusing on organizations supporting women and children. This effort raises over $2,500 annually.
Addressing Homelessness and Hunger
We're working closely with other faith communities in organizing Family Promise of San Joaquin (http://familypromisesjc.org/). This organization will proactively address homelessness in our local community through providing comprehensive services to families at risk. We also coordinate food drives to support local agencies supporting families facing food insecurity. In October, we'll be coordinating a food drive to support the University of the Pacific Food Pantry which provides food for low income students.
We are leaders in promoting a healthy, sustainable and equitable community. In August we're holding a water-wise plant sale with plantings from our own gardens! Information re: water conservation will be available. Then on September 21st a First UU crew will participate in Coastal Cleanup Day, cleaning up our own Calaveras River.
Advocating for Peace and Justice
We coordinate and participate in a variety of community efforts to promote peace and justice, including community forums, petition drives, and demonstrations. We maintain a "Quick Response Team" - dedicated members and friends who respond to issues and community concerns quickly through advocacy and action. Each year we also participate in the Peaceful Holiday Fair, sponsored by the Peace and Justice Network of San Joaquin County (https://pjnsjc.org/).
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