Donations for the Infant Pantry are collected on the first Sunday of each month. Most needed items are things for baby care - diapers and pull-ups in sizes 4, 5 or 6, creams, shampoos, lotions, and baby food in jars. To donate money, make the check out to CCN (Community Compassionate Network) with memo “Infant Pantry.” Contact Tom Moffit (989-772-1602; firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
This Sunday a special collection will be taken to support the work of the Goodrow Fund. The Goodrow Fund is an independent 501 (c) 3 charitable organization and a United Way affiliate agency partner. Its purpose is to provide emergency aid, including transportation, shelter, clothing, medicine, gasoline or other forms of assistance to residents of Isabella County whose needs are not met or fulfilled by other community resources. Checks for this fund should be made out to the Goodrow Fund.
Planned Parenthood held their national convention in Detroit over the last weekend in July – and our own Candi Tomlinson attended! As our newest member of the UUFCM Social Justice Coordinating Team and our current representative on MUUSJN’s Interfaith Reproductive Justice Coalition, we asked that she share a summary report of her experience and learnings from the convention. You may read her complete report here.
The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) has proposed changes to the K-12 social studies curriculum. The new standards would eliminate any mention of LGBT rights, the NAACP, Roe v. Wade, climate change and “core democratic values.” The final draft version of the Social Studies Standards: 2007 to 2018 Side-by-Side Comparison is available for review and online public comment until September 30, 2018. Even if you are not a social studies teacher, you know what you would like your children or grandchildren to be learning, so the Social Justice Coordinating Team encourages you to take time to read the proposed standards and comment!