ASK: Asking Saves Kids

The ASK (Asking Saves Kids) Campaign promotes a simple idea with the potential to help keep kids safe. ASK, “Is there an unlocked gun in your house?” before sending your child over to play.

Today is National ASK Day. This was taken at UUFSD in Solana Beach at our memorial wall. My signs are an ASK for children, families, loved ones.

National ASK Day

JUNE Generosity Sunday offering is for Kids For Peace – Used Paperback Books for Children

The UUFSD has recently partnered with Kids for Peace in a successful campaign to collect used paperback books for school children in rural Kenya.

KIDS FOR PEACE – UPLIFTING OUR WORLD THROUGH LOVE AND ACTION
MISSION: To cultivate every child’s innate ability to foster peace through cross-cultural experiences and hands-on arts, service and environmental projects.

MISSION: A safe and peaceful world where all people respect and care for each other and our planet. Kids for Peace serves as a model and inspiration for creating this reality with children leading the way, not only for today, but for generations to come.

Social Action Committee Meeting

Sunday, June 28, 11:15-12:45, in Founders Hall

SAClogoOur UUFSD Social Action Committee meets quarterly. The meeting is open to all members and friends interested in social justice work at UUFSD. Come as an observer or consider becoming a member of this dynamic committee and help implement existing projects and design new programs. Our goal for this meeting is to review past actions and prepare a social action agenda for the remainder of calendar year 2015. Our projects include immigration reform and education, Commit2Respond, an environmental justice project, mental health initiatives, gun violence prevention, Casas de Luz Home build, repurposing, homeless shelter, book collection for a village school library in Kenya, CRC pantry and the San Diego Food Bank, yearly backpack project, Generosity Sunday offerings, several very well attended forums on social justice topics, and more. Please join us on Sunday, June 28, 11:15-12:45, in Founders Hall.

Contact Irv for more information: socialaction@uufsd.org

June 4: Food Bank Volunteer Night

Food Bank Volunteer Night – Thursday June 4

Join us at the San Diego Food Bank in the Miramar area; just 20 minutes from UUFSD! It’s always from 6:00 – 8:00 PManyone over 7 years old can help! Mostly we just put food in boxes on an assembly line or bag fresh produce – really easy, no lifting, no bending, great camaraderie.

In the words of one of our very wise young helpers, Cameron, we did “Amazingly Well” in May: 480 boxes – 14, 400 LBS of food was prepared – in just 2 hours! Each box contained a bag of beans, a box of pasta, a can of tomato sauce, a can of chicken and tuna, a bottle of juice and a box of cereal….If you let this sink in it’s hard to believe this sort of small portions is so needed by so many who live in our neighborhoods here in San Diego….we can’t solve the world problems but we can make a difference right here, right now, one small effort at a time.

This is a wonderful way of helping locally those in need and strengthening our UUFSD community as well. The San Diego Food Bank distributes over 20 million pounds of food annually to individuals, families and a network of nonprofit organizations that work to alleviate hunger throughout San Diego county. They need our help!

Email Sara Ohara TO REGISTER and for more information: sara@saraohara.com

Watch Coming of Age Youth Build a House in MX!

UUFSD’s Coming of Age youth build a 320 sf wood frame home for the Martinez family in Tijuana Mexico! Upon arrival Saturday morning there was a concrete slab foundation and a stack of lumber, by Sunday noon the home was finished. The inside has two bedrooms and a main kitchen/living room. The windows and door were repurposed from homes in San Diego. The youth learned to do all of the building including the electrical wiring. It made a big impression seeing the single room garage door shack that the family had been living in to their new brightly painted new home. GREAT Job All!

Coming of Agers: Jie Jie Bouchekara, Elisa Boutelle, Charlotte Cunningham, Eva Douwes, Keaton Elvins, Lily Franzwa, Alex Giolitto, Guthry Hahm, Carly Hanson, Kendra Kleber, Carolyn, Knapp, Ian Linn, Finn Mallery, Ricky Masser-Frye, Madeleine Masser-Frye, Kate Milmoe, Zoe Sandberg-Smith, Logan Schlick, Paul Steitz

Young Adults: Darren, Kaitlyn, Caitlyn, Marie, Erilyn

“PEACE FRIEND” A Social Action/Kids for Peace Project

“PEACE FRIEND”
A Social Action/Kids for Peace Project

Kids for Peace ( a Social Action Committee partner organization) is starting a library for children in the rural Migori region of Kenya. Representatives from Kids for Peace will travel to Kenya with paperback or soft cover, new or gently used books for 175 students, (pre-school through 3rd grade) ages 4 to 8.

Collections on May 17 and May 24 in the core area between and after services.

Contact Irving Himelblau for more information: socialaction@uufsd.org

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Annual SAC Backpack Project

Annual SAC Backpack Project

Sundays, June 7th – August 9th

38468X-2Our goal to provide 60 backpacks filled with supplies for children and teenagers in need at the Community Resource Center in Encinitas for the children in the Battered Women’s Shelter, Stand-Up for Kids a homeless teen program in Oceanside, and Colonia Carrettas in Tijuana Mexico.

Your $20 donation will provide supplies for a backpack – $25 donation will provide one backpack$45 donation will provide one filled backpack. Bring your donations of new and gently used backpacks, school supplies, cash/check or gift cards to the core area on Sundays, June 7th – August 9th.

Types of Supplies: pens, pencils, note pads, crayons, markers, rulers, calculators, paper clips, scissors, etc. For Homeless Male and Female Teens: toothbrushes, toothpaste, socks, combs, brushes, make-up, shampoo, soap or body wash, and deodorants.
For more information contact: Livia Walsh at livwalsh1@gmail.com or Liz Young at thefouryoungs@sbcglobal.net

May 7: Food Bank Volunteer Night

Food Bank Volunteer Night – Thursday May 7

Join us at the San Diego Food Bank in the Miramar area; just 20 minutes from UUFSD! It’s always from 6:00 – 8:00 PManyone over 7 years old can help! Mostly we just put food in boxes on an assembly line or bag fresh produce – really easy, no lifting, no bending, great camaraderie.

Last month our team bagged 8,724 lbs. of oranges to give to 2,390 people – in just 2 hours! We can’t solve the world problems but we can make a difference right here, right now, one small effort at a time.

This is a wonderful way of helping locally those in need and strengthening our UUFSD community as well. The San Diego Food Bank distributes over 20 million pounds of food annually to individuals, families and a network of nonprofit organizations that work to alleviate hunger throughout San Diego county. They need our help!

Email Sara Ohara TO REGISTER and for more information: sara@saraohara.com