Social Action is key aspect of Unitarian Universalism. We focus on good works in this life as the highest expression of our spirituality. Our Social Action Committee is responsible for serving the needs of adults and children in Bordentown and the surrounding areas. Our Social Action Chairwoman for the 2019-20 year is Kara DeRose.
- Our activities include preparing and delivering meals to the needy living in two motels in Bordentown. They are homeless people living in the motels as emergency shelter. We start at 3 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month. Volunteers are always welcome.
- We also collect hats, mittens and gloves for both children and adults for our annual Mitten Tree. This year, in conjunction with Trinity Methodist Church, DDUUC is collecting personal items as Christmas gifts for the women sheltered in the motels. That idea is that personal items, such as sample-size shampoo bottles, lip balm, hand cream, feminine hygiene supplies and deodorant, will be collected and placed in gently used pocketbooks and purses and provided with the food as gifts.
- We also collect feminine hygiene supplies to give to St. Mary’s Church Food Pantry. They are collected in a red tub in the church marked, “Red Alert.”
This work is very necessary. The volunteers delivered fried chicken in the recent storm of snow, ice and freezing rain to a family at the Pines Motel. The children receiving the food were so hungry they screamed with delight.