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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.

Social Justice Council

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Angel Heart Pajama Project

Angel Heart Pajama Project distributes new pajamas and books to share love and caring to children in foster care, shelters or who are homeless. Often children are removed from the home and have no possessions so receiving a pair of new pajamas and a new book is like a warm hug. Social Justice is supporting this organization with a one-time new pajama drive as the number of needy children has increased greatly. Drop off new pajamas for children ages 2-12 at UUCT on Tuesdays 8-8:45AM, when picking up your Thanksgiving dinner, or during Poinsettia pickup on Dec 4 & 5th 10-11:00AM Thank you for supporting our Tucson children in their time of need. Questions - contact Judy Jessing –This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Donate Cold Weather Clothes to No More Deaths

You can either mail them or utilize our local drop-off option: St Mark's Presbyterian Church during office hours. 11am-3pm Mon-Thurs. St Mark's Presbyterian Church 3809 E. 3rd Street, Tucson, AZ 85716 (office entrance on 2nd street). Please ring the doorbell and someone will answer and accept your donations. Thank you so much and let me know if you have any questions.
Yolie Contreras - Fundraising Coordinator
No More Deaths • No Más Muertes

UUCT 2020 Holiday Card Campaign for Casa Mariposa


Thank you for joining others in writing cards this holiday season for asylum seekers detained in facilities in Eloy and La Palma. Spreading joy and hope in this incredibly difficult and scary year will remind folks they are not forgotten.


Monday November 30 6:30 pm

Saturday December 5 11 am

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2034197034?pwd=bVVFTEdmS3E3VitPbGxFenBKeUFpdz09

Meeting ID: 203 419 7034 Password: 1234 Phone 346 248 7799


YES! create or purchase cards keeping the message non-denominational

lifting peoples spirits with general holiday wishes

write in English, Spanish or both knowing that a beautiful card speaks for itself

in pencil write language used on back of each unsealed envelope

get creative with color, design and messages of joy, love and care

NO! glitter, bows, sequins or stickers are NOT ALLOWED BY ICE!

sadly, any cards with these embellishments can’t be used

cards must NOT be sealed or addressed by you but placed in a mailing envelope

for processing,


  • I am a friend of Casa Mariposa in Tucson   Soy una amiga / un amigo de Casa Mariposa en Tucson.
  • Wishing you peace this holiday season - Le deseo paz en estas fiesta.
  • You are strong - ¡Ud. es fuerte!
  • You are brave – es valiente.
    • You are not alone –No está solo/a    
    • God bless you – Dios le bendiga.
    • Keep fighting for your dreams – Siga luchando por sus sueños
    • .Please know you are not alone or forgotten. – Por favor sepa esto, no está solo ni consignado al olvido


Program coordinators will review, address and seal the cards from UUCT.

Mail by December 11 to CMDVP c/o St Mark’s Presbyterian Church 3809 E 3rd Street Tucson, AZ 85716

Drop Off

1. Wear a mask and drop off at St. Mark’s to program coordinator Rocio

on a Monday between 10 am and 2 pm either December 7 or 14. Go to the main office door on the 2nd St. side and give Rocio a few moments to put on her mask and greet you at the door. OR

2. Deliver to Sue Watts at UUCT during the weekly Tuesday Sign Vigil between 8 and 9 am on December 1st or 8th.


Contact Emily Sullivan This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 518-572-9021.

Border Patrol Raids on NMD

NMD Breaking News:
Second Military Style Raid in Two Months: Border Patrol detains 12 people receiving care at humanitarian aid station.
Arivaca, AZ: After sunset on October 5th, US Border Patrol entered No More Deaths’ humanitarian aid station Byrd Camp with a federal warrant for a second nighttime raid in two months. Volunteers were held for 3 hours while 12 people who were receiving medical care, food, water, and shelter from the 100+ degree heat were detained. (Photo credit to the Tucson Sentinel: http://www.tucsonsentinel.com/)

Tuesday Morning Vigils for Justice

The Social Action Committee is sponsoring vigils in front of our church each Tuesday morning from 8:00 to 9:00. We have dozens of signs covering current topics which align with UU Principles. We also encourage the sincerity and creativity of home-made signs. We are supporting causes UUs believe in and advertising the values of our congregation. Please don a mask and join us.  


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