Community Outreach is a vital part of the Unitarian Fellowship of Houston. We seek to apply our values to make a difference in our community. We actively support these organizations in the Houston area.
Memorial Assistance Ministries www.maministries.org
MISSION: Our mission is to assure that families have the means to meet their basic needs.
The Unitarian Fellowship is a member congregation of MAM. We participate in MAM projects by donating to families in need of assistance by providing Family Homecare Packs to families, the Back to School Uniform program, and the Christmas Share project. We are very proud to be associated with this worthy organization.
The East Spring Branch Food Pantry www.eastspringbranchfoodpantry.com
MISSION: To provide food free of cost to families in urgent need, who reside in zip codes 77024, 77041, 77043, 77055, 77080 or 77092; the pantry offers these services without regard to a person’s race, religion, or national origin.
Turning Point Center turningpointcenter.org
MISSION: The mission of Turning Point Center is to help elderly homeless individuals – ages 50 or above – to get back on their feet and re-enter society as independent, self-sufficient, and productive citizens.
Volunteers from the Unitarian Fellowship prepare and serve lunch to the residents of Turning Point Center on the 3rd Saturday of every month.
HATCH Youth (Houston Area Teen Coalition of Homosexuals) www.hatchyouth.org
MISSION: Hatch Youth is dedicated to empowering lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual and allied (LGBTQIA) youth, ages 13-20, to become positive contributors to society by providing a safe social environment, offering role models and peer support, and sponsoring educational and community outreach opportunities.
The Greater Good Fund of the Unitarian Fellowship of Houston
Through the generosity of the Fellowship’s membership and donors in the community, we are now able to offer vital assistance to the community of Members and Friends of the Fellowship. We will be able to offer small stipends for emergency needs of food, shelter, transportation, and healthcare. We also would like to make this program self-sustaining where people agree to repay the funds as they are able.
Want to get involved? This is how it works:
If you are going to buy gifts for others — for Christmas, for birthdays, for other holidays, we ask you to cut your budget in half and give this to the Greater Good Fund and use the other half to buy your gift. The reasoning behind this is: we all have so much STUFF while others are trying to scrape together enough to pay their water bill, their gasoline, or feed their children. This fund is to try to equalize the disparity just a little bit and do our part to build community.
Also, if people are going to give gifts TO you, you might let them know that you would rather have a “half birthday gift” or a “half Christmas gift” and to give the other half of their gift to the Greater Good Fund.