Open Minds — Loving Hearts — Helping Hands
Socially Responsible Giving
A gift to the UUMH of Chatham’s Endowment Fund not only provides resources to support UUMH goals and special projects, but it is a socially responsible investment.
Investments of the UUMH Endowment, which usually includes the Unitarian Universalist Common Endowment Fund (uucef.org), promote policies to:
avoid investing in companies that are serious polluters, employ sweatshops, or have racist or sexist policies
encourage shareholder activism which fosters company policies that align with our values
support community investments that set aside funds that can support local businesses
Donating to the UUMH Endowment Fund therefore not only helps the mission of the UUMH, but it is also a way to put social justice at the forefront of your giving. Follow this link to learn more about the UUMH Endowment Fund.
Our UUMH Social Justice program is an all-congregation effort to bring the principles that guide us into our daily lives. From letter writing to sign-holding stand-outs, from discussion to action, we are living the UU tradition. Meanwhile, the Social Justice Committee acts as a liaison with the community bringing information and links to the Congregation.
Currently, we are meeting regularly to read and discuss, “Widening the Circle of Concern: Report of the UUA Commission on Institutional Change” in order to become aware of institutional racism, our own internal feelings about it, and our own behavior.
Teaming up with other organizations increases our strength. These include (links):
In addition, we organize lectures on important issues such as the treatment of immigrant children at the border so that all of us can become more educated about this topic.
My personal commitment as a UU is strongly tied to our 7 Principles and to Social Justice. Living the principles to the best of my ability is my goal. Working together with other UUs and other organizations multiplies our effort. Come join me!
Joan Caputo, Chairperson of the Social Justice Committee