Social Action – Oct 2020

UUFM Sponsors a Blessing Box and a Little Free Library at Wonder Workshop

“Blessing Boxes for Manhattan/Riley County is an initiative of the Food and Farm Council of Riley Co.  BBFM is an outdoor food pantry that serves those in need 24/7.  If you need a blessing, donations are available and if you are blessed, leave a blessing.”  — from https://www.facebook.com/blessingboxesformanhattan/

Doug Walter and  Dick Beeman built and installed the box.  Doug will organize the effort to keep it stocked.  To contribute items, contact Doug at kbsi@cox.net.  Or, drop by Wonder Workshop, at 506 S 4th Street, and stock the box with your items.

The Blessing Box is for people to take what they need and leave what they can.  The box is stocked with non-perishable food items and life-essential items such as feminine hygiene products, toothpaste and soap.

We’re also sponsoring a Little Free Library at Wonder Workshop in memory of Richard Pitts.  To contribute books, contact Doug Walter at kbsi@cox.net.  You’re also welcome to stock the library directly.  Our Little Free Library focuses on books for children and youth.  UUFM’s box is registered with the international organization as box number 107632, and is on the international map of Little Free Libraries.  Learn more at littlefreelibrary.org.

 

Helping Hands

In October, Helping Hands contributions will be collected for The Crisis Center, serving victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault in Clay, Geary, Marshall, Pottawatomie, and Riley Counties.  Learn more at www.thecrisiscenterinc.org.

As we gather Sunday mornings from our homes, with no basket passing by, our Helping Hands recipients still count on this annual contribution from UUFM.  You can donate online at uufm.net/donate/.

 

Racial Justice Team

The UUFM Racial Justice Team meets at 4 pm, on the first Sunday each month.  Join us on Sunday, November 1, to explore racial justice issues in our own community, and nationally.  We’ll also continue discussion of a UUFM Black Lives Matter banner.  Learn more from Jonalu Johnstone at revjonalu@uufm.net.

Currently, we are meeting on Zoom.  Log in at https://uuma.zoom.us/j/9797400824?pwd=WjNTUldoci9VWjNtMFNsNjBsMlZTZz09.  The meeting ID is 979 740 0824.  The password is zeandale.

 

 

 

Contact UUFM Social Action Coordinator Judy Nickelson at judynickelson@gmail.com, to learn about all social justice efforts at the Fellowship.

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