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How UUSC Invests Your Guest at Your Table Donation
“We had several tables in center of worship circle so children could color as stories were read — could then use drawing as place mat while family filled box.”
UU of Gettysburg, Gettysburg, Pa.
The following list illustrates the many ways in which UUSC translates support from our donors during Guest at Your Table into tangible projects to advance human rights.
Gifts of $20 and up
- $20 pays for training in survey collection to collect data from poultry-processing workers on their wages, working conditions, and the most serious issues facing them on the job. The Northwest Arkansas Workers' Justice Center will use these surveys to launch an organizing campaign against a local poultry plant in the area.
- $60 pays to distribute 15 copies of the Restaurant Opportunities Center United National Diners' Guide. A new expanded version is being released soon! The guide educates consumers about labor practices in popular fast-food, casual, and fine-dining restaurants, and provides tools to advocate for better conditions.
- $75 will support one youth at-risk for labor exploitation and trafficking near the Uganda/Kenya border to participate in a project of Muungano to identify healthful and profitable employment through planting traditional organic crops and using their harvest to establish food kiosks and catering services.
Gifts of $100 and up
Remember, your gift of $100 or above qualifies for a matching gift from the UU Congregation at Shelter Rock, in Manhasset, N.Y.!
- $100 provides one month of art supplies for 10 children in the art-therapy program at the Association for the Promotion of Integral Family Healthcare in Haiti.
- $180 supplies materials for tire gardens, including platform construction, compost, organic seeds, and maintenance for planting a set of five tires. This is part of a highly successful sustainability project in Haiti.
- $200 pays for the Northwest Arkansas Workers' Justice Center booth and flyers at a local fair, to educate poultry-processing workers about their right to healthy and safe working conditions in the poultry plants.
- $300 provides a micro-grant to a BORDC Local Civil Rights Restoration coalition for resources to engage new and marginalized communities working to protect communities from police profiling.
- $400 pays for a radio show in Darfur which will broaden understanding of domestic violence and how to combat it from an Islamic perspective. This effort supports women's rights and healthy families.
Gifts of $500 and up
- $500 enables the Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition to fund travel for a U.S.-based torture survivor to Washington, D.C., for Torture Awareness Week. During the week, they will learn effective healing techniques, support each other's recovery, and lobby Congress to end state-sponsored torture.
- $600 provides a donkey and cart for Somali Kenyans. The cart is used to carry water and revenues generated from its rental are used to pay teacher salaries, successfully maintaining early development centers, which are succeeding in their work to educate and protect children internally displaced by the famine and at risk for trafficking and exploitation.
- $750 allows the Northwest Arkansas Workers' Justice Center to provide a 'Know Your Rights' training for 25 immigrant women who work in poultry-processing plants.
Gifts of $1,000 and up
$1,500 pays for one
forum of 100 women with Kenya National
Alliance of Street Vendors and Informal Traders to help women know and access their constitutional
Please note: Your generous Guest at Your Table gift is unrestricted. This means that UUSC will use it where the need is greatest.