The Collaboration/Outreach Action Group's goal is to create and sustain social justice partnerships, including direct financial contributions, facility support, counselors and other resources.
NAACP Scholarship Fund
Our church sponsors the NAACP Scholarship Fund from the proceeds of various events, projects and contributions by regular donors. College scholarships were doubled in 2019 to $2,000 per year and are awarded for up to four years to each of four Chester students selected by the NAACP Chester chapter. Students and their families attend a Sunday church service, receive their checks, and share their goals and accomplishments with us. We continue to award the scholarships if students have passing grades and the program coordinator keeps in touch with the students during the year to offer support and encouragement. Individual donations are welcome to help support this worthy program and may be made through the church office or online with a bank transfer.
An annual NAACP Benefit Concert also helps raise funds for the scholarships, which will be held on September 28, 2019 from 6 to 8 pm. This is a dance optional concert with delicious appetizer and soft drinks included in the ticket. BYO beer or wine if you like! To view or download the concert poster, click here, and buy tickets on-line at 2019uucdcNAACPconcert.eventbrite.com! On-line purchases are a good way to donate to the cause if you can't make the concert are would like to do so.
Contact Kathy Alston
We are looking for after school tutors (3:30-6:00 Monday through Wednesday - would not need to come every day); GED instructors 10-12, after school program volunteers who like to do music, painting, crafts, magic, or whatever with 6-12 year olds either on a one-time basis or multiple times. There is also need for those with skills in finance, marketing, personnel, etc to help on committees at Chester Eastside. Training and support provided. Contact Ruth Hendry and read more about the program.
Share the Plate
Like many UU churches, UUCDC donates part of designated Sunday collections to a charitable organization. Currently we share the plate on the 2nd Sunday of every month, with 100% of the collection being given to the charity being supported. Contributing 100% of the plate collection represents the achievement of a long time goal of our congregation.
You can also donate all month by texting your donation amount followed by "sharetheplate" to 610-756-8883 (IE: 20sharetheplate, for $20). You'll receive instructions back in order to complete the transaction. Recipients in the past have included Thresholds, the Media Food Bank, Chester Eastside and the NAACP Scholarship Fund.
Our Share-the-Plate recipient for May is Delaware County United for Sensible Gun Policy. This group of concerned residents in Delaware County is working to achieve safe communities by preventing gun violence.
Contact Susan Rubinstein