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Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson

Social Justice

Envisioning a world where justice and compassion cross all borders, we pledge energy and resources to transform ourselves, our community, and the world around us.

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson furthers it mission through various programs.  The social action program is one of those.  The program is directed by a Social Action Council which coordinates groups involved in homeless hospitality and social action.  UUCT is active with the No More Deaths movement.

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Seeking Donations for UUCT Family

A family here at UUCT finds themselves suddenly caring for a 6 year-old boy and they are without any supplies for him. They are particularly looking for the following items:
  • boy's clothing (kids size 6 bottoms and 8ish tops, for a 5/6 year old), including PJ's.
  • a dresser
  • bookshelf
  • toy box/bin
  • books (learning to read level 1, picture books, simple books for parents to read to child. He gravitates towards animal books.) He is loving reading to me and me reading to him!
  • toys (learning toys for kinder into 1st grade, dinosaurs, cars, trucks, bath toys, super heroes, stuffed animals)
  • DVD's/bluerays (we can't afford cable so the only age appropriate things we really have is PBS.)
  • favorite color is blue
Drop off items at the church office and we will be sure they get into this family's grateful hands! Thank you!

Emergency Help Needed!

Last night ICE released over 100 asylum seekers at the greyhound bus station due to the release, St. Francis has opened an emergency shelter. Currently they have a total of 50 guests and are in great need of many clothing items as well as volunteer help. Kitchen, laundry, drivers. People to come play with children. These type of volunteers are greatly needed.
 
Donation items list
  • Socks (women’s, men’s & children)
  • Underwear (women’s, men’s & children)
  • Pants (women’s, men’s & children)
  • T-shirt’s (women’s, men’s & children)
  • Shoes: women’s size 7-8, Men’s sizes 7-9, Children’s all sizes  
  • All clothing donated must be sizes small or medium for adult sizes. Average height is about 5’1-5’3 women. 5’4-5’6 men. 110 lbs-140lbs. Items may be dropped off at St. Francis United Methodist church around to the back towards the northwest side.
Help is also needed at Rincon United Church of Christ in preparing meals and Casa Alitas housed over 400 guests last night. This all may relate to president Trumps releasing many refugees into progressive cities. This will be going on for the next few days as we help asylum seekers unite with their sponsors. Usually the process takes up to 2-3 days. 
To get involved:
  1. As far as St Francis is concerned, if you're on their sign-up genius already, sign in and do the usual.
  2. If you can drive for St. Francis, call Doris directly at 520-481-536. Spanish speaking not necessary though helpful.
  3. For information about Casa Alitas, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.mThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Financial contributions can be made online at https://www.ccs-soaz.org/donate/form

May 11-24: ICS Food Band Drive

Walmart Neighborhood Markets are partnering with the ICS Food Bank to fight hunger. Food drive is being held May 11-24 at all Tucson Walmart Neighborhood Markets. Your participation is welcomed!

Thanks,
Marsha Newcomb
ICS Faith Council Representative for UUCT

Apr 19: Good Friday Faith Floods the Desert

Join people of faith across Southern Arizona on Good Friday for a Faith Floods the Desert Liturgical Action. On Good Friday, April 19th as Christians around the world remember the crucifixion of Jesus, we are painfully aware of the way in which our current border policies are leading to the ongoing “crucifixion" of migrants in our desert. Join us in a sacred journey into the desert to provide humanitarian aid on this most holy of days. We will meet at 7am on Good Friday at St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church at 3809 E 3rd St, Tucson, AZ 85716 for a brief liturgy and press conference at 7am and then will head out to provide humanitarian aid along migrant trails. We hope that you will consider standing with us as we stand with those who are most directly impacted by our border policies and with those, like No More Death’s volunteer Scott Warren, who are being criminally charged with humanitarian aid. We gather to say the deaths must end and the charges against humanitarian workers must be dropped.

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