Holiday Giving—Warm Clothes to Benefit Teen Feed

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Drop off donations December 12–14 (Sunday–Tuesday)

Winter, and the holidays in particular, are even more challenging for teens living on the streets. UUC’s holiday giving will focus on Teen Feed again this year. Teen Feed offers a radical kind of compassion and a critical safety net for homeless teens in our community through advocacy, case management, and street outreach. Teen Feed is focused on developing relationships that can prevent youth isolation and progression toward permanent homelessness. UUC has partnered with Teen Feed for nearly 15 years. And, our UUC Meal Team prepares and serves 1–2 meals every month.

Watch the testimony shared by Avery Walker and Sarah Cusworth Walker from our pulpit on Sunday morning:

Choose one or more of these three ways to help teens in need:

  • Drop off your donated items on Sunday, December 12, Monday, December 13 or Tuesday, December 14. Purchase some of the basics items most needed during the winter months and drop off your donations before or after attending the Sunday worship service on December 12, or drop off in the donations box in the atrium on Monday, or Tuesday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • Choose items from Teen Feed’s Amazon wish list and have your items sent directly to Teen Feed. Click here to learn more about that option. You can shop and then choose “Teen Feed’s Gift Registry Address” at checkout. The items will be delivered directly to Teen Feed. 
  • Make a financial contribution to UUC for Holiday Giving, and Teen Feed will shop for the most needed items.
    • Submit a check made payable to UUC by Sunday, December 12, and note “Teen Feed Holiday Giving” on the memo line. Drop your check by the church office, or hand it to one of UUC’s Meal Team volunteers on December 12.
    • OR, make your donation online through UUC Connect. Choose Give Online, enter the amount, select the “Special Plate” fund, and enter “Teen Feed Holiday Giving” on the Memo line. (This online option will be available through December 16.)

The following items are most requested by the teens this year:

  • Men’s Coats/Jackets (large-2XL)
  • Blankets (twin-sized throws & blankets)
  • Hand Warmers
  • Wool socks
  • Adult-sized gloves (light-weight and fingerless are both popular)
  • Adult-sized wool and Polartec beanies
  • Rain jackets and ponchos

Like everyone else, these teens appreciate new items!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Pam.