Did you know that many of our CYRE children made cards for the ILYA (Independent Living for Young Adults) graduates to go along with their graduation gift backpacks this year? One eight-year old boy's card was much appreciated as you can read…
“Dear First Unitarian Church, Thank you so much for your generosity! I absolutely love the book bag, and the additional items. Willy, thank you so much for your beautifully detailed card! It is hanging in my room! Thank you all for taking the time out of your lives to think about me! God bless! 'Q'”
Our own Debbi Zarek helped Willy and other RE students make cards for the grads during the Martin Luther King morning of service this year. So not only are there connections outside of First UU related to ILYA, but the connections grow within. If you haven't read the article about the connection with Green Sanctuary, click here.
Debbi is passionate about RE and ILYA. When you see her, ask about her experience being an ILYA college care package sponsor. For more information about ILYA or to volunteer, please contact Lois Morris or Betty Wier. Have furniture and household donations? Please contact J Harry Feldman and check out our donation form.