Young people aging out of foster care face incredible challenges… transitioning from unstable situations lacking resources most of us take for granted and embarking on their journey into adult decisions and responsibilities. You reach out to offer them caring and support by donating household goods, gifts at holidays and college care/graduation support and cash donations through the ILYA (Independent Living for Young Adults) project. This social justice project will be front and center this Sunday, March 8th in two ways.
Young people who have been supported by ILYA will speak and answer questions at the Faithful Dialogues session at 9:30 in the Brunner Chapel. Remember to set your clocks ahead to be on time to participate in what is always a very powerful dialogue with these amazing young people.
Then, during the service, the special collection will be taken to fund the support our church provides for things like application, admission, book and equipment fees for further education, apartment and utility security deposits, delivery of donated furniture. We ask you to dig down deep and be as generous as possible to put our UU values into action for these young people. You’ll hear how much they thank you this Sunday… come listen and learn more.