A Win-Win Opportunity

UUCV has been actively supporting homeless individuals and families in our area with our Change for the World contributions, donations of needed items and supplies, and providing a monthly meal for Community CARES. There are also many homeless youth in our area who are on their own and could really benefit from our support. The organization Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness (ECYEH) actively provides multiple types of support for these young people and having adequate food is an ongoing issue. So, what can we do?

Many of us purchase grocery cards from UUCV and know that a portion of the value of each card is donated to UUCV by the grocery store. The WIn-Win idea is that any of us who are able to could make a donation toward the purchase of a grocery card from UUCV that would be donated to ECYEH to purchase food and supplies. Both UUCV and ECYEH would benefit, and we would be living our mission of caring for the world.

The plan for how this needs to work, if you are able to make a donation, is as follows:

  • Donations need to be mailed to Pam Martin at UUCV, PO Box 207, Boiling Springs, PA 17007.

  • Donations need to be checks made out to UUCV, and only in denominations of $25, $50, $75, or $100.

  • Checks should have ECYEH marked in the memo line.

  • Donations will be combined toward the purchase of $100 Giant cards as these offer the best return to UUCV.

  • The grocery cards will then be given to ECYEH.

We recognize these guidelines are somewhat narrow, but they have been designed to minimize the book keeping and clerical effort involved. We all know Pam to be an enthusiastic and efficient administrator, and she is happy to process our donations to ECYEH using these guidelines.

Thank you for considering this opportunity to support area homeless youth as we all navigate these challenging times.  Please contact Wendy Gebb with any questions.