The Advocates for Social Justice will be sponsoring a Special Collection during the service on April 16 for Farmer Frog, which cultivates programs, school gardens, and hands-on learning to nurture communities. Farmer Frog’s programs support over a dozen school gardens in the state, work with several sites in urban and rural communities, and partner with Washington state indigenous communities. The Snohomish county didn’t renew Farmer Frog’s lease for the Woodinville property so they are now in the process of moving the whole farm from Woodinville to Snohomish over the next year. Our collection will support this enormous project. More information can be found here. If you’d like to give your time instead of or in addition to your money, there are also opportunities to help at the farm at their weekly work parties: Events (farmerfrog.org).
In February the Special Collection raised $564 for Communities of Color Coalition (C3), which educates and advocates for social justice and human rights, especially for people of color and other under-represented groups that have been systemically oppressed. They do this through a transformational process that centers and supports those who are closest to the problem in developing and implementing the solutions necessary for systemic change. Our collection went toward their comprehensive rental assistance program.
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.