SOCIAL ACTION/OUTREACH

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BETH-EL FARMWORKER MINISTRY

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Sun City Center regularly collects food and cash donations which are delivered to the Farmworker Ministry.  A donation of $1,000 was recently made to assist the farm workers in their missions of food distribution, providing mentors to children of farm workers, and providing a free dental clinic.

HOPE FUND

Volunteers from our Fellowship have for many years served as mentors and teachers to the children of Wimauma Florida who are largely Hispanic and the children of migrant farm workers.  Volunteers are asked to volunteer for just one hour per week.

INTERFAITH SOCIAL ACTION COUNCIL OF SUN CITY CENTER

The Interfaith Council is a group made up of all of the religious institutions in Sun City Center.  The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship has been an active participant in the Interfaith Council for many years.  The Council operates a second-hand shop called "The Nearly New Shop."  Proceeds from sales at the shop fund thousands of dollars in scholarships to needy but deserving students to help fund their college educations.  In addition, the shop provides funds to support the Sun City Center Emergency Squad, Hospice Services, the Security Patrol, and several local food pantries.  

PARTICIPATION IN RESTORATION OF VOTING RIGHTS RALLY

In October 2018 and in spite of the frailties of age, many of the members of this Fellowship participated in a two day rally in support of Florida's Amendment 4, the Voting Rights restoration Amendment.  They joined with the Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, president of the Unitarian Universalist Association to knock on hundreds of voter's doors, and make thousands of phone calls in the Sarasota and Clearwater areas.  The amendment passed, and was responsible for restoring voting rights to over 1.4 million Floridians who have paid their full debt to society.