The Collaboration/Outreach Action Group's goal is to create and sustain social justice partnerships, including direct financial contributions, facility support, counselors and other resources.
NAACP Scholarship Fund
Our church sponsors the NAACP Scholarship Fund from the proceeds of various events, projects and contributions by regular donors. College scholarships were doubled in 2019 to $2,000 per year and are awarded for up to four years to each of four Chester students selected by the NAACP Chester chapter. Students and their families attend a Sunday church service and share their goals and accomplishments with us. The program coordinator keeps in touch with the students during the year to offer support and encouragement. Individual donations are welcome to help support this worthy program and may be made through the church office or online with a bank transfer.
An annual NAACP Benefit Concert also helps raise funds for the scholarships, which will be held on September 28, 2019 from 6 to 8 pm. This is a dance optional concert with delicious appetizer and soft drinks included in the ticket. BYO beer or wine if you like! To view or download the concert poster, click here, and buy tickets on-line at 2019uucdcNAACPconcert.eventbrite.com! On-line purchases are a good way to donate to the cause if you can't make the concert are would like to do so.
Contact Kathy Alston
We are looking for after school tutors (3:30-6:00 Monday through Friday -you would not need to come every day); after school program volunteers who like to do music, painting, crafts, magic, or whatever with 6-12 year olds either on a one-time basis or multiple times, and the community garden. There is also need for those with skills in finance, marketing, personnel, etc. to help on committees. Training and support are provided. Tead more about the program or visit the Chester Eastside website.
Contact Ruth Hendry
Share the Plate
UUCDC donates 100% of collections from one designated Sunday each month to a charitable organization. Currently we share the plate on the 2nd Sunday of every month. Contributing 100% of the plate collection represents the achievement of a long-time goal of our congregation. Past recipients have included Prysm Youth Center, the Media Food Bank, Chester Eastside, and Delaware County United for Sensible Gun Policy.
You can also donate throughout the month by texting your donation amount followed by "sharetheplate" to 610-756-8883 (i.e., 20sharetheplate for a $20 donation). You'll receive instructions back in order to complete the transaction.
Contact Robyn Queenan