Plan to come to the parking lot at OUUC on the afternoon of Sunday, September 20, to take part in a drive-through for giving and receiving. We’ll have music and decorated tables and anything else we can think of for a bit of fun! You can give by donating school supplies for L.P. Brown Elementary School, books for those incarcerated at the Shelton Corrections Center, and nice items you no longer need for OUUC’s ongoing eSale Giving fundraiser. Please read the information below about these requests before bringing your donations.
You can receive on this day, too. OUUC staff will be present with RE kits for families to begin the new church year. chalice kits for anyone who wants to make a chalice at home, chalice stickers that were blessed in the service on Sunday, August 30. You can participate by walking, busing, or biking to OUUC that afternoon, too. All modes of transportation and all people are welcome! For the health of all of us, we will observe all precautions–physical distancing and masks. We hope to see you soon!
Donating School Supplies
Our neighboring elementary school, L. P. Brown, has asked for our support in collecting supplies for their low-income students. About 60% of the children at the school are on the free or reduced-cost lunch program. These items are needed by all students: colored markers, crayons, pens, pencils, and pencil cases, lined notepaper tablets, printer paper, PeeChee folders. As you shop for your family in person or online, please consider adding a few items for the L. P. Brown kids! And, remember, if you purchase through Amazon Smile, you can designate your donation to OUUC!
Donating Books for Incarcerated People
The Washington Corrections Center in Shelton needs books! The pandemic caused the loss of their volunteer-led programs as well as severe restrictions on funded programs. Those imprisoned there have little to do and would really appreciate books. They accept ALL books. Romance novels are not popular, and they will remove any books depicting violence or that contain nude images. Any books they don’t add to the prisoner library will be passed on to other non-profits. This event on September 20 is a ONE-TIME opportunity to donate books. Please do not leave books at church at any other time. If you can’t make that time on the 20th and want to donate, please contact Sally Brennand to make other arrangements.
Donating for eSale Giving
Susan Dodson will be on hand to accept your gifts of shippable items that would likely sell for at least $40. She’ll sell that ‘good stuff’ you no longer need on-line, and every penny will benefit OUUC operations. Please include your contact information with your gifts. For more information about eSale Giving, check out the FAQs online or contact Susan Dodson.