Social Service is important to UUs. Homelessness is an issue that we UUs would like fixed. Family Promise is a great organization that needs our help to fix homelessness. Family Promises houses homeless families, (vetted by Family Promise, at lease one parent needs to be employed), in different churches for a week at a time, while offering assistance in finding a permanent housing situation, financial counseling, parenting classes, etc.
We UUs have been a partner church with Nuuanu Congregational Church across the Pali for several years, preparing dinners for up to 20 people for a week, 4 times a year. Not very hard work.
We have the chance to partner with another congregation – First United Methodist (across the street from the Honolulu Art Museum, you know the one). They need our help to prepare meals for 7 nights, October 28 to Nov. 3 and also one person to spend the night for security purposes.
What this entails:
- Sign up for a date to bring dinner for up to 20 people
- Arrive between 5:30pm and 5:45pm to deliver the already prepared meal
- Eat with the families
- Help clean up
- Someone to spend the night (not necessarily the meal provider)
This is a great family activity or chance for any of us to provide this service.
Email Catherine Graham at email@example.com for more info or to sign up.