- Successful2019 Miami Valley UU Fellowship Teen Trek to the United Nations$3,260 RaisedHelp provide funding for our teens and sponsors to attend the 2019 UU-UNO Spring Seminar! Miami Valley UU Fellowship teens will learn how to be global activists and gain practical leadership skills rooted in UU core principles/practices. (Oh, and they'll also have a blast with other UU teens!)
- EndedHelp us REOPEN Downtown Church in Greenfield MA after asbestos found$6,475 RaisedGOAL $17,000 DISASTER RELIEF CAMPAIGN Discovery of asbestos in a small rehab project led local Health Dept to close the entire church impacting not only the congregation and staff, but over 100 individuals served weekly by Stone Soup Café, housed at the church. Required remediation costs are expected to be over $32k !
- SuccessfulImmigrant Housing in Chalice House$2,727 RaisedSTRETCH GOAL $3,000 Chalice House is a shared project whereby Countryside Church Unitarian Universalist (Palatine, IL) will partner with Interfaith Community for Detained Immigrants (ICDI) to provide temporary housing and hospitality in a 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom house owned by CCUU to ICDI’s asylum-seeking clients. Community-based housing such as Chalice House offers alternatives to detention while an immigrant’s case is pending so that families can stay together and immigrants don’t experience additional trauma in immigration detention centers.
- SuccessfulSave Chrisma from Deportation and a Very Dangerous and Uncertain Future$5,000 RaisedSTRETCH GOAL $5,000 Chrisma is a 29-year-old asylum seeker from Republic of Congo (ROC). Tragically, Chrisma’s asylum appeal was denied and now he is facing a deportation hearing that will send him back to the country from which he fled. We have already raised enough money for Chrisma’s legal appeal to begin. However, we still need to raise another $4,000 to complete the case.