This vital EUUC committee participates in a broad array of service and social justice projects such as support for local schools, soup kitchens, the food bank, and gift collections at Christmas.
Their main focus is on issues of poverty, homelessness and the crisis in low-income housing in Snohomish County. They also support social justice organizations such as the Interfaith Association of Snohomish County, Strength Over Speed, and Project Harvest Hope, just to name a few.
|Cold Weather Shelter||We staff the cold weather shelter two nights per week. This shelter operates in the community center when the weather is below 32° F.|
|Farmer's Market||We sell donations of produce, baked goods, etc. at church, all profits support our local food bank. We also collect donations for the food bank throughout the year.|
|Neighbors in Need brunch||This is a monthly brunch for low-income residents of our community. We work in conjunction with other social service providers.|
|Volunteers for Chase Lake and Cedar Valley Schools||We coordinate volunteers for the two local elementary schools with the highest rate of students receiving free and reduced lunches. Our volunteers provide tutoring, art enrichment activities, and other club activities.|
|Support Chase Lake and Cedar Valley Schools||We provide funding for school projects, including hygiene kits (in conjunction with the health unit), field trips, supplies for medically fragile students, and library enrichment materials. This funding is provided to two schools serving low-income students.|
|Support for local shelter||This homeless shelter serves families. We provide supplies that residents cannot purchase with food stamps and assist with gardening and cooking projects for the residents.|
|Special meals for people with mental health issues||We provide special meals, like holiday meals, for people with persistent and chronic mental health issues. We work through a local community mental health center.|
|Coordinate Congregation donations||We coordinate donations of goods such as toiletries, children's clothing, and socks to support community programs for those in need. We also publicize ways people can help others in our community. Recently we have established a Box Tops for School collection.|
|Holiday Toy Shop||We coordinate a gift program for underserved low-income family members. We work in collaboration with other community resources.|
|Food for families during school breaks||We provide nutritious fresh food for families who deal with food insecurity when their children aren't receiving school food program support. This is coordinated with the two elementary schools we support.|
|GLBT Pride Festival||The Seattle Pride Parade rolls along 4th Ave from Union Street to Denny Way. We march in the parade with other Unitarian Universalist queer, gay, lesbian, and straight folks.|
|Recycling||The Social Concerns Committee provides recycling bins in the closet at the south end of the Atrium.|
|Wildlife Habitat||Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church is listed as a Certified Wildlife Habitat.|
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