- SuccessfulOceti Sakowin & Beyond at General Assembly 2018$5,355 RaisedSTRETCH GOAL ADDED: $5,000 Standing Rock prayer camp Elders and friends will share stories, videos and music in a General Assembly workshop called, “Oceti Sakowin & Beyond: Creating Transformative Collaboration”. Your Support is needed for their travel and related expenses to attend General Assembly.
- SuccessfulHelp Cassie get across the ocean to attend GA!$1,230 RaisedKia ora, from Aotearoa-New Zealand! I am the Junior Co-Facilitator for Young Adults at General Assembly 2018 in Kansas City. The UUA stipend will not cover the entirety of the international plane tickets to get me to the US. Please consider donating to this campaign to help a graduate student work at GA without completely breaking the bank! Read the full description for more on who I am, and what I will be doing for our UU community this summer.
- SuccessfulFaith beyond cultures: A Retreat for UU African Francophones$5,881 RaisedLa communauté Sans Frontières is a budding ministry that serves isolated UU Francophones through a combination of online services and face-to-face activities. This is a fundraiser for a retreat that seeks to bring together UU Francophone Africans from 5 countries for a time of fellowship, to deepen our faith and integrate Unitarian/Universalism in the African Philosophy.
- SuccessfulYouth Captures: Our Life After Hurricane Michael (A Youth-led Photo Voice Project)$2,500 RaisedGOAL $2,500 Support Teenagers in Bay County, Florida who are affected by the housing crisis created by Hurricane Michael. They will be given cameras to capture images, and the guidance they need to craft their stories. These personal stories in word and image will be displayed at a special event. The display will be packaged for use as a pop-up exhibit.
- Successful“I Hope to Find a Way Out”: Bonding out Asylum Seekers in New Hampshire$6,122 RaisedGOAL $6,000 The New Hampshire Bond Fund, a project of UU Action New Hampshire, seeks to establish a fund to bond out immigrants seeking asylum. Detainees are often held in deplorable conditions without access to family or legal assistance. Although many immigrants are eligible to be bonded out, the cost of doing so is minimally $1,500 and may be many times that.
- SuccessfulSanctuary for Rosa!$13,877 RaisedGOAL $12,500 On December 10, 2018 Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church welcomed into sanctuary a Salvadoran mother facing imminent deportation. Over the summer, her three children joined her and are now living here full-time. She continues to fight to have her case heard, and has become a leader in the movement for immigrant rights. Help Cedar Lane continue to support her and her family!
- SuccessfulSocial Differencing, No Child Goes Hungry Making a Difference during COVID-19$5,000 RaisedGOAL $5,000 In these unprecedented times, No Child Goes Hungry is committed to filling the gaps for food-insecure families across the nation during the COVID-19 pandemic. NCGH has been quickly partnering with local non-profits to launch innovative programs that ensure that families are getting enough nutritious food and that no child goes to bed hungry.
- EndedRoundtable Revival Mentoring Program for Persons Who are Reentering the Community$575 RaisedGOAL $5,000 Our vision is to bring everyone to the table to create positive, supportive, recovery and reentry solutions. The Mentoring Program partners a person who has recently returned to the community after incarceration with a trained community member. All our programs are based on peer support from people with lived experience who have become Certified Peer Specialists.
- SuccessfulSaving Split Rock$4,353 RaisedSTRETCH GOAL $4,000 For Indigenous peoples, a church is not a building but a part of the natural world, a sacred site which they hold dear. The Ramapough Lenape Nation is working to preserve their sacred site, Split Rock or Tahetaway, which means the Gate which Opens. Split Rock is a sacred site, located at the top of their mountain. It is a large turtle bolder, which has been known to have many healing properties. It is considered to be the gateway to the continent; archeologists have qualified it to be designated for historical preservation, like other sites located in Canada. Our goal is to reactivate the site and place a large tipi for holding ceremonies. Anushiik! (Thank you)
- SuccessfulStudent Tech Connect$4,200 RaisedGOAL $4,000 COVID-19 has drastically increased the disparity in public educational opportunity. Student Tech Connect supplies the Technology to Connect underprivileged students to their classrooms over the internet. Your financial donation, your money, will help financially disadvantaged students stay connected to their classrooms.
- SuccessfulHoliday and Winter Pandemic Relief$4,000 RaisedThis year, due in part to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, one in every four kids may not know where they will get their next meal. As we head into the long, cold, dark winter months, and our nation continues to battle the COVID-19 crisis, No Child Goes Hungry is committed to filling the gaps for food-insecure families across the country. Over the past nine months, NCGH has partnered with local non-profits and passionate grassroots organizations that are pivoting and persevering to launch innovative programs to help families suffering from food insecurity due to COVID-19. As we celebrate one another with love, warmth, and togetherness this holiday season, we cannot lose track of the millions of families struggling to keep the lights and heat on and food on their tables. Please help us make a difference.
- SuccessfulSupport COVID-Relief for Unitarians in North East India$5,215 RaisedGOAL $5,000 DISASTER RELIEF The project provides COVID-relief in Unitarian communities in North East India, including financial and food aid for the most vulnerable, mental health support, COVID-19 education and prevention, as well as advocacy to reduce coronavirus-related stigmas and to prevent child marriages.
- SuccessfulHelp Undocumented Students Stay in College$6,525 RaisedGOAL $5,000 Fund emergency grants to help undocumented students pay rent, tuition or other critical expenses that threaten their ability to stay in college. The University of California Davis recently announced new restrictions on funding for this purpose — and student need is greater than ever due to the pandemic.
- SuccessfulHelp Create a Brighter Future for Vulnerable Transylvanian Girls$5,335 Raised$5,000 DISASTER RELIEF The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the digital divide and put children’s education in peril. This project will help provide vulnerable girls in Transylvania with digital devices to participate in remote learning. This is more than just giving out laptops – it’s a pathway to opportunity.
- SuccessfulSummertime Can Be Hunger Time$4,170 RaisedGOAL $4,000 For millions of children, summer is the hungriest time of the year. For those students who rely on weekday meal programs and weekend hunger relief from their school district, the summer months mean the end of dependable meals and a return to the fear of not knowing when or where they will receive their next meal. This summer, No Child Goes Hungry is committed to supporting local schools, community organizations, faith-based groups, and grassroots non-profits committed to providing childhood hunger relief in their communities. We’ll be reaching out to little free pantry owners, backpack programs, and other generous organizations to help keep them stocked with the food and supplies they need to keep our children fed until schools re-open their doors this fall. Over the past several months, we have begun partnering with heroic organizations to make preparations to ensure continual student meal support over the summer. Some of our current partner programs include: • Peyton Randolph Elementary School PTA’s Food Pantry in Arlington, VA • The YMCA of Walla Walla, WA • Camelot Elementary School in Annandale, VA Still, more help is desperately needed. The need is vast, and it continues to grow. We feed kids, one meal at a time. It matters. Every meal matters. Let’s make a kid’s summer safe and healthy by making sure they have enough to eat, one kid, one meal at a time.