January ASJ Updates

The ASJ committee is excited to announce that together we raised over $2500 for this year’s Giving Tree! All gift card requests were fulfilled, allowing families to purchase presents for 19 children and food for special meals. Additional thanks to Lane Owsley for fixing up a donated bike that will fulfill a Green Leaf child’s special wish, Ann Lu for donating a Christmas tree to brighten a family’s living room this holiday, and Pam Green for the delivery of Farmer Frog food boxes the week before Christmas.

On January 15th our Special Collection will go toward Advocates for Immigrants in Detention Northwest, which serves immigrants in detention and when released, through welcoming services focused on transitional support and connection to vital resources for resettlement.

In October our collection of $770 benefited Honor the Earth, a native initiative to create awareness and support for Native environmental issues and to develop needed financial and political resources for the survival of sustainable Native communities. November’s special collection of $449 goes to the Northwest Abortion Access Fund, which serves Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska with trained, compassionate volunteer advocates running a toll-free hotline, help with paying for their abortion care, and help with transportation and housing for the procedure.

The ASJ Committee thanks WUUC members and friends for their generous support of our monthly special collections, which take place during services on the third Sunday of every month. Instructions for giving are posted during the service, and you can also donate anytime the following week at https://onrealm.org/wuuc/-/give/now, or by sending a check to WUUC at P.O. Box 111, Woodinville, WA 98072. Please make checks out to WUUC and write “ASJ Special Collection” in the notes.

“Jeremiah with his new bike!”