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Community Presence

An important part of being Unitarian Universalists is working to make the world better. Our congregation participates in several regular kinds of service.

We have ongoing commitments with some local organizations.

Human Solutions Homeless Shelter: Prepare and serve dinner to homeless families.
Hollywood Senior Center: Prepare and serve Thanksgiving dinner to seniors.
Clay Street Table: Help serve Saturday breakfast to hungry people.
Q Center: annual donation
Girl Scouts Beyond Bars: annual donation
Black Lives UU

Once a month we donate our collection from our worship service to a group doing good work - each year we choose a different focus for our giving. Five of our worship services each year feature speakers on our annual focus.

Examining Economic Inequality (focus for 2021-2022)

Portland Jobs with Justice
Girl Scouts Beyond Bars (third year of our sustained partnership)
R.I.P Medical Debt
Street Roots
Friends Stay Warm
Portland Street Response (summer, off topic)
Marked by COVID (summer, off topic)


Indigenous Peoples (focus for 2020-2021)

Tribal Law and Policy Institute
Pachamama Alliance
Red Cloud Renewable, Pine Ridge
Native American College Fund
Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women -- USA
The Chuush Fund -- Water for Warm Spring
Indian Law Resource Center
Black Hills Bail and Legal Defense Fund


Voting Rights: a Year of Democracy (focus for 2019-2020)

UU the Vote
Vote at Home Institute
Move to Amend
Oregon Food Bank (off theme due to need during the COVID-19 Pandemic)
Common Cause Oregon
Girl Scouts Beyond Bars (second year of sustained partnership)
Healthy Democracy
Q Center (first year of sustained partnership)
National Voting Rights Museum and Institute
Next Up
Portland League of Women Voters


Called on to Care for Others (focus for 2018-2019)

Thunder Valley CDC (Pine Ridge Reservation)
Potluck in the Park
SMART reading program
Wisdom of the Elders
Ceasefire Oregon
Oregon Humane Society
NW Quilters / Comforting Quilts
Human Solutions / Food to Women's Shelters
Mother and Child Education Center
Produce for People Program
Partnership for Safety and Justice
Immigrant Rights Project, Oregon Justice Resource Center


Women (focus for 2017-2018)

Girl Scouts Beyond Bars
Q Center
Oregon Tradeswomen
Bradley Angle
The Family Preservation Project
Girls on the Run of Portland Metro
Sexual Assault Resource Center
Girls, Inc.
PDXWIT (Women in Technology)
The Coalition of Advocates for Equal Access for Girls


Previous themes:

Housing Justice (focus for 2016-2017)
Children (focus for 2015-16) 
Environmental Justice (focus for 2014-15)
Privilege (focus for 2013-2014)
Race (focus for 2012-2013)
LGBTQ (focus for 2011-2012)
Immigrants and Refugees (focus for 2010-2011)
Getting Health Care to People Without It --  (focus for 2009-2010)
Getting Food to People Without It -- (focus for 2008-2009)