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

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