Four organizations have been nominated as recipients of a $500 gift from UUCG. Please review the choices then forward your choice to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for voting is Saturday, June 16th, 5:00 p.m. The final choice will be announced during the Sunday, June 17th church service.
CHOICE 1: Trinity Quilters of Greeley is a non-profit service organization of quilters, operating by donations from the people of Greeley through contributions of fabrics. Quilters turn these fabrics mostly into quilts, but also dog beds for different dog rescue services (to use up left overs and heavier fabric not suitable for quilts). When called upon for special projects, making walker bags, hospice quilts, hearts for heart surgery recovery, bears for the arts in holidays Make A Bear type fund raising. Currently volunteers are making quilts for future mothers, diaper bags for new babies, and baby blankets. The group holds a semi-annual quilt auction, as fund raising for the Trinity Lutheran Church school (which provides space for sewing rooms) and for Trinity Quilters (to buy supplies of thread, batting, and backing fabrics used in the quilt making process, but not supplied usually through donations).
CHOICE 2: DREAMer Scholarship
The DREAMer scholarship (at the University of Northern Colorado) is awarded to undocumented youth who were brought to the United States as children and who have lived and gone to school in the United States. These students may or may not have DACA (Deferred action for Childhood Arrivals) and/or ASSET (Advancing Students for a Stronger Economy Tomorrow) status. (https://unco.academicworks.com/opportunities/8919). Shelly Gaza currently has 2 DACA students in the Theatre program at UNC.
CHOICE 3: Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom has an active branch here in Greeley. “Wilpf” has been in our town for the past 50 years striving to bring together women of different political beliefs and philosophies who are united in their determination to study and work toward World Peace and Justice for All. We are a group of about 15 women, 5 are UU members (Hollis Berendt, Ana Schultz, Dianne Culver, Linda Santora and Sandy Meyer). We meet once a month, sponsor community speakers, participate in rallies, demonstrations, marches and donate history books for children to our local libraries.
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CHOICE 4: Holocaust Memorial Observance Committee
This community activity provides memorial and educational experiences for the citizens of Northern Colorado concerning the atrocities perpetrated by the Nazis and their collaborators principally, but not exclusively, against the Jews of Germany and Europe between 1933 and 1945. It educates and empowers members of our community to view the world through the eyes of others who, while they share our common humanity, may differ from ourselves in lifestyle, religion, ethnicity, language, gender, or race, for example. Tolerance, if not respect, of others regardless of such differences is essential for community harmony and understanding. This week-long observance has been occurring for 34 years with help from UNC, but this coming year, UNC is not able to help as they have in previous years.