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Donations for SMILE-IN-A-BAG!

By | 2017-11-06T18:57:19+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Charity, General News & Announcements|

The donation box is now available in the Fellowship foyer for donations for UUFH's SMILE-IN-A-BAG project! We'll be assembling fun activity bags for kids at Winthrop Hospital.  (We've been participating since our own Alley Wolff brought this project to the Fellowship almost a decade ago, and we'd love to have your support again this year.) There are three [...]

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Split Plate Recipient for October 2017

By | 2017-09-22T08:59:31+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|Charity, General News & Announcements|

“Every Child Is Our Child” Guided by our principles, UUs are called to advocate for international human rights; to be a voice for the voiceless; and thus promote the inherent worth and dignity of all life. This month’s Split Plate is for such an endeavor. As part of the UU-United Nations Office’s mission, “Every Child [...]

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HIHI Donations Needed

By | 2017-08-25T10:57:38+00:00 August 25th, 2017|Charity, General News & Announcements|

HiHi season is coming soon and the planning begins!  We need your donations to help us run the congregation laundry swap--we need twin-sized sheets (flat or fitted), blankets, pillow cases, towels and washcloths.  The laundry swap important because it saves us so much money on laundry services (FSL provides the laundering) so help if you [...]

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Split-the-Plate Charity for September: LITAC (Long Island Transgender Advocacy Coalition)

By | 2017-08-16T17:26:24+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Charity, General News & Announcements|

People who do not conform to gender-based stereotypes, or whose gender presentation or identity differs from the one usually associated with their anatomical sex, often experience persistent discrimination and harassment.  The mission of LITAC, The Long Island Transgender Advocacy Coalition, is to engage in education, advocacy, and outreach in order to achieve public understanding and [...]

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Grow-to-Give Garden Expands, Flourishes at UUFH!

By | 2017-07-06T14:51:11+00:00 July 6th, 2017|Charity, General News & Announcements, The Greater Community|

It has been four years since UU volunteers built two new raised garden beds in the back of the parking lot next to the existing ground-level garden. What has happened since is a truly impressive demonstration of living our principles: 8 garden beds, a drip irrigation system, a deer fence, a shed, pathways covered in [...]

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Split Plate of the Month is Smile-in-a-Bag

By | 2017-06-27T14:02:00+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Charity, General News & Announcements|

Smile-in-a-Bag was founded by two Syosset brothers and their parents to create and deliver activity bags to children and youth in Winthrop and Cohen's Children's Hospital. This spring, SIAB will reach a milestone delivery of 20,000 bags! With our ongoing support of Smile-in-a-Bag, UUFH children and youth have created almost 2,000 bags! That's a lot [...]

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May Split The Plate Charity: Turquoise House

By | 2017-04-27T14:21:08+00:00 April 14th, 2017|Charity, General News & Announcements|

People with disabling mental health conditions, like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, can easily become stuck in an ineffective (and expensive) “revolving door” of repeat psychiatric hospitalizations, often due to poverty, isolation, homelessness--or a mistrust of the very mental health system designed to serve them. Turquoise House is an innovative and successful alternative to hospitalization, providing [...]

Split-the-Plate Charity for February: NAACP Back to School/Stay in School Program

By | 2017-04-27T14:21:09+00:00 January 17th, 2017|Charity, General News & Announcements|

The NAACP Back to School/Stay in School program provides students from elementary through high school with academic and social support. The overall goal is to enhance student success by reducing absenteeism and dropout rates while also providing a higher level of academic and cultural enrichment. The first VP of the Huntington branch and education scholarship committee [...]