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 [...]

Split-the-Plate Charity of the Month for January ’17: League for Animal Protection (LAP)

By | 2017-04-27T14:21:09+00:00 December 16th, 2016|Charity, General News & Announcements|

The League for Animal Protection of Huntington, Inc. (LAP), is an all-volunteer, non-profit established in 1973 dedicated to the rescue, care, rehabilitation and placement of stray, abandoned and abused animals in the Huntington Township. In 1982, under an agreement with the Town of Huntington, the Grateful Paw Cat Shelter was built. This refuge, without cages, [...]

SPLIT-THE-PLATE CHARITY FOR DECEMBER: Unitarian Universalist Service Committee – Refugee Crisis Relief Fund

By | 2017-04-27T14:21:10+00:00 November 17th, 2016|Charity, General News & Announcements|

This December holiday season as we share our yearning and efforts for world peace and justice, our Split Plate attention turns again to our faith’s amazing Unitarian Universalist Service Committee.  The UUSC’s innovative approaches and measurable impact are grounded in the moral belief that all people have inherent power, dignity and rights. We can be [...]