Nominate a Share the Plate nonprofit for next year
UUCT’s culture of generosity and social justice will not wither during this time of physical isolation. The Social Justice Council (SJC), in one of its last pre-social-distancing acts, voted unanimously for two Share the Plate collections per month in the year starting July 1, 2020. The board approved the plan to double down on kindness toward local nonprofit organizations that make our community more just and loving.
As we go from 12 to 24 Share the Plate collections, the SJC asks for your help. We’ve come up with 36 nominations of 501(c) (3) nonprofits, but we’re asking for additional nominations. Go to:https://forms.gle/25NyawbrdnKdjZKt7
to see the current nominees and to add your nominees by April 20.
The link to your online ballot will be published in the May newsletter. The 24 nonprofits that get the most votes will be our 2020-2021 fiscal year Share the Plate recipients.
UUCT's Coffee and Clothes Drive
Sales - and delivery - of Café Justo coffee are continuing. This Social Justice Council (SJC) project benefits small-scale, shade-grown organic coffee growers in Chiapas, Mexico. (Kate Schleinkofer and Judy Dare lead this project.) The delivered-price is $10 per pound bag of Arabica beans and ground, and Robusta beans and ground. Decaf Arabica beans and ground is $11 per pound bag. UUCT member Sue Watts will exchange your coffee for checks made out to UUCT - with Cafe Justo on the memo line.
Please, no cash!
When Social Justice Council volunteers pick up coffee shipments in Douglas, AZ, they also drop off clothing donated for asylum-seeking families a few miles away at the C.A.M.E. shelter in Agua Prieta, Mexico. UUCT member Beth Britton has spearheaded this clothing effort. All newly donated clothing must be sanitized by machine washing and aseptically folded and bagged while wearing a mask.
Join UUJAZ and Puente Human Rights Movement for a "car"avan protest
Let's send a message to the governor and the Department of Corrections that we want migrants released from detention before it's too late... as confirmed Covid-19 cases make them tinder boxes waiting to explode. Join us in your cars, with signs or writing on the windows, on Fridays 4/17 (at the DOC) 4/24 (at Florence) 5/1 (at Lewis) at 4pm. Sign up here: https://bit.ly/freedomcaravanaz
. If you can't join us in your car, don't forget to sign the petition, and send to five friends! https://bit.ly/decarcerateaz
Introducing a UUJAZ night at the mUUvies!
Tired of Saturday nights at home? Or are you loving the downtime but need something new to watch? Want to make a difference, while connecting with UUs across the state? Join us on Saturday nights at 5pm for a movie and chat!
Saturday April 25th: The Condor and the Eagle, proceeds benefit Apache Stronghold at Oak Flat AZ, UU Ministries for the Earth, and the filmakers.
Saturday May 2nd: Babies + Bailouts, proceeds will bond out mothers without bail funds in time for Mother's Day.