ILYA Holiday Giving Thank You!

The ILYA Holiday Gift Project team would like to extend a huge and sincere thank you to everyone who donated, volunteered your time, assembled and wrapped gifts and helped with writing holiday greeting cards.With the help of so many, our gift package was finally bundled in the parish hall on...

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Holiday Giving Time is here…

Let’s Make This Year Extra Special! Indndepenent Living for Young Adults, (ILYA) held the first of four wrapping events for the Holiday Giving Project; it was a great success! Special thanks to First UU Youth Group, The Questers, and many church members dropping by to donate and wrap gifts for...

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Holiday Giving Time is here…

Let’s Make This Year Extra Special! It’s that time of year when ILYA (Independent Living for Young Adults) asks for your help in making the holiday season special for young adults (ages 18-23) who have ‘aged-out’ of foster care, and who often have no one or no way to make...

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Join ILYA in Making a Difference!

It’s that time of year when Jack o’ lanterns surrender shelf space to Santa Claus in stores — and even in First U’s Parish Hall! A final thank you to all who contributed to a great Halloween party for kids who are or have been in foster care. Your costume...

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CALL FOR ADULT HALLOWEEN COSTUMES

A Fun Halloween Assignment for one and all! Do you have a Halloween costume your teens have outgrown? Or one you yourself wore a few years ago but just can’t imagine using again? Maybe even some costume jewelry or fancy hats and scarves that have been tucked in a forgotten corner...

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Mayda Berrios has a Message…

“After Foster Care, the (Challenges) POSSIBILITIES are Endless!” “Team Up — Dream Up!” That was the title of Mayda Berrios’ workshop at the 35th Annual National Independent Living Conference in Denver, Colorado last month. “Every young person leaving foster care needs a ‘village’, a community of supportive people.” It’s a...

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More ILYA Students Starting School this Year… … and ILYA needs more volunteers to help them get started.

DO YOU HAVE SOME EXTRA TIME? Good news! Our ILYA Student Care Package Project (SCPP) is looking for more volunteers this year! That’s doubly good news, in fact! More kids aging-out of foster care are inspired to take their next steps to the future by furthering their education. That’s encouraging news,...

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ILYA Volunteer Opportunities!

Are you looking for a way to make a significant difference in someone’s life? Come to the ILYA table in Parish Hall after the service on August 20 and learn about ILYA’s Student Care Package Project! Volunteers send 4 packages during the academic year to a student they are paired...

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