As in past years, we will be encouraging congregants to participate in the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee’s (UUSC) Guest at Your Table fundraiser. For over 40 years, Guest at Your Table has raised millions of dollars for human rights projects that have made a real difference in people’s lives. This year Guest at Your Table highlights the empowerment of refugees and displaced people. One of UUSC’s major focuses is serving the people who are most overlooked or discriminated against in the midst of humanitarian crises such as forced migration, large-scale conflicts, genocide, and natural disasters.
As part of the fundraiser, congregants are encouraged to take a Guest at Your Table box to be kept at participants’ dinner tables (or other gathering space) throughout the fundraiser. While the box is there to collect your loose change and bills, it also serves as an important physical reminder of the work UUSC does. With the holiday season approaching, the Guest at Your Table box can be both an opportunity to educate people about human rights issues and a great time to encourage family and friends to donate.
Boxes will be distributed by youth at Sunday, November 22nd services and received back early in January.