FIRST UNITARIAN SOCIAL JUSTICE COUNCIL 2023 CHANGE FOR THE FUTURE RECIPIENTS
The Change for the Future program takes designated funds collected from our Sunday Offerings and distributes them to four different nonprofit groups each year, each awardee for three months during the year. The following organizations received the most votes at our Annual Congregational Meeting on Sunday, January 29, 2023.
1st Quarter – Mar, Apr, May
Seed2Need is a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to reducing hunger in our community by growing fresh fruits and vegetables and donating it to local food pantries. Seed2Need has donated over 725,000 pounds of produce since the project began in 2008.
2nd Quarter – Jun, Jul, Aug
Libros for Kids is a non-profit gifting program in partnership with the Imagination Library that mails free books to children from birth to age five in participating communities in the Albuquerque, New Mexico area. The purpose of Libros for Kids is to improve literacy in Bernalillo County. https://www.librosforkids.org/
3rd Quarter – Sep, Oct, Nov
Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women‘s mission is to stop violence against Native women and children by advocating for social change in our communities. Organized in 1996 by three founding Native women, Peggy Bird (Kewa), Darlene Correa (Laguna Pueblo) and Genne James (Navajo), the Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women (CSVANW) was created to provide support to other Native advocates working in domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, stalking and sex trafficking in New Mexico’s tribal communities. https://www.csvanw.org/
4th Quarter – Dec, Jan, Feb
Casa Q provides safe living through housing, services and advocacy. We are family and friends, supporting and strengthening our community through love and acceptance. We are celebrating and welcoming LGBTQ+ youth and allies. At Casa Q we are thinking long-term to build resiliency, self-determination and self-efficacy for every young person that needs us. https://www.casaq.org/