Our Recent Collections
Our monthly ‘Third Sunday’ collection is an opportunity to contribute to a variety of local, national, and international causes. Recent collections have included the Haiti Crisis Fund, Hispanic Communities of Door and Kewaunee Counties, Climate Change Coalition of Door County, and the Alzheimer’s Association.
$672 was collected for Door County Habitat for Humanity is a local non-profit organization that addresses, with all-volunteer workers, the affordable housing crisis in our area. Started in 1993, they are currently completing their 40th home. They also run a valuable resale store, and have a program called Brush with Kindness that addresses smaller home repairs for qualified homeowners. Read more about them at http://hfh-wi-door.huterra.com.
$605 was collected for the Matthew 25 Fund of the Northern Door Health and Wellness Ministry. Matthew 25 is committed to meeting the needs not met by other resources. These funds address needs in individuals or families who are compromised due to crisis, such as expensive medical bills or medications. Read more at http://www.northerndoorhealthwellness.com.
$550 was collected for the Church of the Larger Fellowship (CLF), a UU Congregation without Walls! CLF is a ‘church on-line’, providing services especially to those who do not have a brick-and-mortar UU available to them, and also welcoming those who do. CLF offers, among other things, worship services, classes, a Latino Ministry, an outreach ministry to military personnel, and an outreach ministry to prisoners. Donations may be made through their website at http://questformeaning.org.
$888 was collected for WAVE, Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort, an organization dedicated to preventing gun violence, injuries and deaths, through education and advocacy for policies that can save lives. Donations can be mailed to WAVE Educational Fund P.O. Box 170393, Milwaukee WI 53217, or can be made through their very interesting website, http://waveedfund.org.
$1246 was collected for Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, a program providing the healthcare, education, and advocacy that people need to make decisions about their sexual and reproductive health. They provide care to 60,000 people each year in 22 health centers across WI. You may make donations through their website at https://www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-wisconsin/get-involved/donate.
$776.00 was collected for Northern Door Children’s Center, a not-for-profit organization located in Sister Bay, WI, dedicated to providing quality primary care in a safe, secure environment. Licensed to serve 112 children from ages six weeks to 11 years, NDCC operates year-round and has a full-time teaching and administrative staff. Donations help provide scholarships to families in need, purchase educational supplies for classrooms, and keep the Center operating. You may make further donations by mail to Northern Door Children’s Center, 10520 Judith Blazer Drive, Sister Bay, WI 54234, or by going to their website at http://www.northerndoorchildrenscenter.org/support.
$1084 was collected for the Bismarck-Mandan Unitarian Universalist Congregation, who have been helping to support the Standing Rock protest group by providing initial housing, food, and transportation for arriving water protectors, and also with providing legal defense funds, which will continue to be needed in the future. You may make further donations by mail to P.O. Box 297, 18 E. Divide Avenue, Bismarck, North Dakota 58502.
$1500 was collected for a financial needs-based scholarship to the UUJEC Conference on ‘Reversing Inequality’. The conference is for UUs to learn and share best practices for economic justice and advocacy.
Our Future Recipients
Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Wisconsin Chapter provides a variety of education, information, advocacy, fundraising events and support services to persons with dementia, their families, health care professionals, and the community. The Greater Wisconsin Chapter serves 52 counties with outreach offices in four (4) locations. Read more about them at http://www.alz.org/gwwi.
The Climate Change Coalition of Door County is a local, non-partisan group that works to promote understanding of and to take actions to address the many challenges presented by global warming. Educational outreach includes monthly speakers, the Climate Corner column in the Peninsula Pulse, radio spots on Door County Daily News, spring tree planting in cooperation with The Nature Conservancy, The Ridges and local schools, Celebrating Earth Week activities between Earth Day and Arbor Day, and an annual Climate Science Workshop for local teachers. Read more about them at https://climatechangedoorcounty.com.
2016 Third Sunday Collections – Jan-Dec
A total of $11,216 was donated by UUFDC to the following organizations in 2016: The International Rescue Committee (for refugees); KidsGive (Sierra Leone children’s program); Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin; UUFDC Social Justice Scholarship; Snowball Express (serving the children of fallen military heroes); HELP of Door County, Inc. (domestic violence advocacy services); PICUM (Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants); Scandia Village Capital Campaign; Alzheimer’s Association; Climate Change Coalition of Door County; Hispanic Communities of Door and Kewaunee Counties; and UUSC Haiti Crisis Fund.
2015 Third Sunday Collections – Jan-Dec
A total of $7,164 was donated by UUFDC to the following organizations in 2015: U.N. Emergency Food Program; Mediation Center of Greater Green Bay; Ebola Relief (through UUSC); Climate Change Coalition of Door County; UUFDC Justice Scholarship (to an area high school graduate); Nepal earthquake disaster (through UUSC); Oaxaca Learning Center; Koinonia Kupboard Food Bank; Unity Hospice; Northern Door Children’s Center; and Coats for Kids/Hispanic Community. In addition, individual contributions were sent to UUSC Guest at Your Table, and $2500 was raised for the 2015 Walk to End Alzheimer’s.