Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 16, 2023 — Join Folx From UUFA at the Day of Service & Parade Following

All Are Welcome!

Join UUFA as we work together during the 2023 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service and march together in the parade following! Read on below for links to sign up and other info.

Service Project in the Morning

Join in as we volunteer on the Athens MLK day of service! UUFA folx will meet at the Clarke Central High School Gym at 8:30 for a kick-off celebration and then go to our volunteer sites from 10 am – 12 pm.

Volunteer registration is individual, so please sign up at the 2023 MLK day of service website.

Suggested family friendly sites are the Chase Street Elementary Beautification Project and Project Safe Thrift Store. For volunteers that are 12+, the Brooklyn Cemetery Clean-up and Beautification project has many open spots for registration. Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Parade in the Afternoon

The MLK parade in downtown Athens will follow the service project, with music beginning at noon and the parade starting at 3 pm. Looking forward to seeing you all there!
March in the parade with other folx from UUFA. Click here to register to march in the parade or just show up to cheer along the parade route that begins at the Morton Theater, 195 Washington Street Athens, GA 30606. Look for the UUFA banner!
For further details about the event, click here. For further information about UUFA’s participation in the parade, contact Karen Solheim.  FYI–We will make signs to carry in the parade on January 15 after the worship service during Community and Conversation. 

On-going Justice Efforts at UUFA 

CANtributions & Diaper Drive

To give monetarily by check:  Make the check payable to UUFA with the word CANtributions and 1-8016 in the memo line.

To give online:  Find the link to “give securely” on the homepage of the website or go directly to onrealm.org/UUFA/give. Then choose “Diapers, CANtributions, Misc.” Finally, choose the memo for your choice!

Of course, the baskets before you enter the sanctuary eagerly continue  to accept your donations of unexpired, nonperishable food items.

All donations to the CANtributions initiative go to the Athens Area Emergency Food Bank.

Clarke County ranks #30 on a list of counties in Georgia with the highest rate of food insecurity using data from Feeding America. Counties are ranked by highest percent of population with food insecurity as of 2019.  (From: https://stacker.com/georgia/counties-highest-rate-food-insecurity-georgia). CANtributions is an ongoing initiative of the Social Action Committee.

For further information, contact Diane Bridges, UUFA CANtributions Coordinator.

Diapers  Drive

The baskets before you enter the sanctuary await your diaper deposits. Diapers will be purchased with any money given, and all diapers will be shared with immigrant families in the Athens area.

Monetary donations can also be made online through Realm.  Choose “Diapers & Cans” from the pulldown menu and “Diapers” for the memo.

For further information, contact Social Action Committee member Julie Vesper. The “diaper ministry” is an on-going initiative of the Social Action Committee.

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