to the traditional ways of giving to UUSC,
people are often interested in organizing special events to support UUSC. For
those interested in creative ways to raise awareness and funds for UUSC's work
advancing human rights, below are some of the most frequently asked questions
about these projects. If you have a question that is not included here or an
idea to share, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will be happy to speak
Frequently asked questions
If you have more questions, UUSC's Volunteer Services staff can assist you. E-mail email@example.com or call 617-301-4366.
I want to organize an event to
raise funds for UUSC. Is there someone I can speak with about this project?
Yes! We are
grateful to the many supporters who want to go above and beyond in their
support and facilitate others' giving to UUSC. We can send you publications, answer questions about our programs, and
provide general advice. Contact us to discuss your ideas.
I want to raise money for UUSC by
participating in an athletic event. Can you help me with this?
challenge themselves athletically while fundraising for human rights by representing
UUSC when running races, climbing mountains, and biking across states! If
you would like to raise money for UUSC by having people sponsor your athletic
endeavors, let us know so that we can provide
information, support, and publicize your efforts to our members.
Can I run the Boston Marathon in
support of UUSC?
In 2011, three runners ran the Boston
Marathon for UUSC and two more ran in 2012! While
we're not sure if this will happen each year, we encourage you to contact
us to find out
whether we will have marathon numbers.
We do not currently work with marathons in cities other than Boston, but
this may change in the future.
How do I designate UUSC as the
recipient of funds I raise through Church World Service's CROP Walk?
supporters participate in the CROP Walk and choose to designate funds to UUSC
through this event. On your donation envelopes from Church World Service, there
is a column to list an organization to which you'd like to designate the funds
donated. Simply request that your CROP Walk sponsors select UUSC in that column,
and Church World Service will send a portion of the funds you raised directly
to UUSC. Unfortunately, Church World Service does not provide us with a list of
donors, so we can't thank each one personally — so you may wish to thank your
sponsors directly for their contributions to UUSC.
How much of the funds designated
through the CROP Walk does UUSC receive?
designate UUSC as the recipient of funds, we receive 65 percent of the total
raised. An additional 25 percent goes to local organizations designated by
local walk organizers, and 10 percent goes to Church World Service for their
I want to raise money for UUSC in
celebration of my birthday. Can you help me organize an event or raise funds?
supporters sometimes ask their friends and family to give to UUSC in lieu of or
in addition to other gifts. We can suggest online tools and in-person
strategies to meet your goal. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started!
I'm a student who would like to raise
funds for UUSC — will you work with me on this?
current five-year strategic plan includes a focus on working with
youth and young adults on social-justice issues. We welcome young people who
are interested in helping us advance human rights! We can provide you with
information to help you organize an event in your school, church, or community.
You might also use social networking to raise awareness and ask for donations.
Just send us an e-mail to get started!
I'd like to plan an event to
increase UUSC membership in my congregation. How do I get started?
We provide a
number of resources on UUSC membership that can help you organize a membership campaign. You might choose to write
letters asking for new members and membership renewal, or simply run a
membership table during your coffee hour. We are here to help you meet your
goals and work toward congregational awards. E-mail email@example.com for help setting goals and organizing a campaign.