Spotlight Volunteer of the Month of September- Nancy MacNair

The Volunteer Recognition Team is delighted to recognize Nancy MacNair as our Spotlight Volunteer of the Month for September for coordinating the ongoing diaper drive for our local immigrant families. As a member of the Interfaith Sanctuary Coalition, she was moved by a discussion of a need for a diaper drive. We began to collect diapers at UU about three years ago, and Nancy wants to thank the other dedicated volunteers who have delivered the diapers (30 – 100 or more weekly) to the collection site.

Nancy was raised a Quaker but has been  a member of UUFA since 1975, a Board member twice, and Board President for two years in the ’70’s. She co-led the Welcoming Congregation program in 1995, has been a long-term member of the Social Action Committee, and is a member of the previous Black Lives Matter Committee. The Fellowship so appreciates your involvement and compassion for others.

Poem written by Nancy MacNair:

“Think of all the babies—Innocent babies—Families ripped apart by arrests for minor violations, like trying to drive to work without being allowed to get a license.  Fathers, bread winners, locked in jail, kept for ICE, sent to detention, then deported. The babies’ mothers may speak little English, have no jobs, income, or transportation.  They are treated as aliens, in an alien land.  You can make a difference to these families and babies if you simply contribute diapers. Ponder these tiny souls and their mothers in your hearts.”

Carol Stanley, Linda Landbloom, Terri Ray, and Melissa Westbrook (The Volunteer Recognition Team Members)