National Hunger Action Month

Social Action Special CRC Annual
Food Drive: Sep 6 thru Sep 20, 2015
The Encinitas Community Resource Center has identified four items that are in short supply in the CRC food pantry.

OUR GOAL IS TO PROVIDE 100 UNITS EACH OF:
COOKING OIL
CANNED TUNA
PEANUT BUTTER
CHILDRENS (Toddlers) PULL-UPS (not diapers)

Drop donations off at the Social Action Table in the Core area.

Cash donations also appreciated, the CRC can buy food products from local food banks organizations for pennies on the dollar.

Veterans for Peace Seeking Crew Members for Peace Boat

Veterans for Peace are seeking crew members for their historic “peace boat” – the Golden Rule. The Golden Rule recently docked in San Diego at the start of a new 10 year mission to promote peace. For its first two years, the Golden Rule will make port stops up and down the west coast carrying on its educational mission for peace, nuclear disarmament, safe, sustainable energy and a clean environment. For more information on how you can help or join the crew, visit the website of the VFP Golden Rule Project at: http://www.vfpgoldenruleproject.org

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Voluntary Simplicity Course

The SAC Environmental Justice Task Force  is sponsoring a Five (5) week Voluntary Simplicity course, developed by the Northwest Earth Institute, on Wednesdays, Sep 16, 23, 30, Oct 7 & 14 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm in Founders Hall.   The course explores  consumption patterns that affect you and others on a daily basis and on a global scale.  Even though there appears to be a strong case for voluntary simplicity, often we despair that consumerism will continue to dominate our life style.  We say we want to slow down and be more productive, but get stuck with the initial question of “Where do I start?”

Participants will be expected to read weekly material (which includes brief articles, book excerpts, and/or links to online content) on their own. Then as a group, we will discuss the lessons and make decisions about life changes. Baby steps.

There will be a registration table in the Core Area on Sundays, Sep 6 & 13. For more information contact Louise L Garrett, MA. Ed at:  louiselingarrett@gmail.com Books may be purchased in advance for $27 at https://www.nwei.org/product/voluntary-simplicity/

Generosity Sunday & Social Action Forum — August 23, 2015

Border Angels is an all volunteer, non profit organization that advocates for human rights, humane immigration reform, and social justice with a  special focus on issues related to issues related to the US-Mexican border. Border Angels engages in community education and awareness programs that include guided trips to the desert to place water along migrant crossing routes as well as to the border to learn about the history of US-Mexico border policy and experience the border fence firsthand. Border Angels also conducts a day laborer outreach and a free legal assistance program.

Enrique Morones, Director of Border Angels will conduct a forum on “Before we were us, we were them” following the service, in Founders Hall, at 11:15

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Aug. 6 – Food Bank Volunteer Night

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 PM – anyone 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.

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

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Change of Date for Backpack Assembly

New Date: AUGUST 2, 2015 AT 11:15 am
Location: FOUNDERS HALL

The Social Action Backpack Group will assemble backpacks for the CRC, Stand Up For Kids, and the Colonia Carretas on Sunday, August 2, 2015, at 11:15 a.m., in Founders Hall.

WE REALLY NEED HELP!!! PLEASE SIGN UP THIS SUNDAY, JULY 26 AT THE BACKPACK TABLE IN THE CORE AREA OR CONTACT LIVIA WALSH AT livwalsh1@gmail.com

Six People Needed for Synopisis of Gun Violence Prevention Orgs

I am looking for 6 people to write a synopsis of Gun Violence Prevention organizations. Each person would choose an organization from my list and would write and then submit it to the GVP Committee. Rev Jim Grant is writing one on MOM’s Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. I have a template of 9 broad questions about each organization. I would like to have these for distribution in early September. 2 – 3 hours of work. contact me at bartram@sdsc.edu for details.

Food Bank Volunteer Night – Thursday, August 6

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 PM – anyone 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.

Food Bank Update: This week we bagged 7,200 lbs. of plums which will be enjoyed by children who would otherwise not have any fresh fruit most days. Thank you all so very much! Our next Volunteer Night is Thurs. August 6th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.

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

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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