Sunday’s Dedicated Plate to TeamChild
Sunday, March 10, 10 a.m. worship service
We generally dedicate the plate collection on one Sunday of each month to a social justice cause or organization. This Sunday’s collection will go to TeamChild.
As the Executive Director at TeamChild, Anne Lee has been a partner and trusted advisor to UUC’s Juvenile Injustice team for over three years. TeamChild represents our children at legal proceedings, provides training and counseling to youth and reform allies, and advocates to reform policies that inflict lifelong harm on our children by the juvenile justice system that we all support through our taxes and complacency.
Anne and TeamChild have :
- helped UUC’s team to get proximate to impacted communities through the stories of children incarcerated in King County and statewide;
- advised us to change the narrative on child incarceration to call for providing services to youth before being swept into the juvenile justice system;
- encouraged us to stay hopeful while a new 212 bed detention center is built at 12th & Alder with a daily population of less than 50;
- challenged us to do uncomfortable things, meeting with elected officials and collaborating with groups we could have easily dismissed.
Learn more about TeamChild here and please give generously on Sunday to help bring an end to child incarceration in our county and statewide.