Ukrainian refugees and people of color are being helped by your gifts to the Social Justice Pledge funds. Thank you! Advocates for Women sent their portion of pledge funds out into the world to help make this country and international community better places. At our May meeting we talked about where we wanted the money to go, and here’s what we did.
We gave $1,000 to Ukrainian refugees through a Faithify campaign set up by the International Women’s Convocation which is a global partnership of Unitarians & Unitarian Universalists who work for women’s empowerment. All the money will be donated to the Providence Charity Organization of the Hungarian Unitarian Church. They have been helping Ukrainian refugees by
- Attending to the needs of hundreds of Ukrainian mothers and children transiting through Kolozsvár/Cluj railway station
- Providing housing and other support for refugees in the Kolozsvár/Cluj area (more than half are children)
- Transporting urgent supplies to Transcarpathia (southwest Ukraine): food, cots, mattresses, sleeping bags, flashlights, light bulbs, hotplates, etc.
- Delivering medical supplies to a health center in Odessa: disinfectants, bandages, pain killers, syringes, flu medications, milk powder, and diapers
- Launching a kindergarten class for Ukrainian refugee children in the day care center of the Hungarian Unitarian Church in Kolozsvár/Cluj
If you would like to donate to this Faithify campaign, you may do so until it ends on May 27, 2022: https://www.faithify.org/campaign/67/support-those-fleeing-war-in-ukraine
Students of Color
We gave $800 to the Myers Midwifery Scholarship Fund at Bastyr University to provide financial support for students of color to complete the Master of Science in Midwifery (MSM) program. This fund’s goal is to increase the number of midwives of color in the profession.