At First Unitarian, we recognize the need for both charity and justice. Most of the work we do at First Unitarian is charity. Charity is designed to meet immediate needs like feeding the hungry. But, we also ask questions about why people don't have enough food which lead us to justice work.
Common Ground Coffeehouse: Our monthly coffeehouse presents community concerts featuring nationally touring, local, and in-house artists from diverse musical genres. Profits support the Common Ground Microcredit Fund, which funds local, regional, national, and global charities, services, and justice organizations. Common Ground also supports the Green Sanctuary Committee by paying for fair trade organic coffee at FUSW services, and for energy efficient LED lighting in our building.
Food for Families: The FUSW food pantry bin is for canned and dry food. Donations maybe left on Sundays also. These groceries are delivered to the Hastings on Hudson Open Food Pantry located in the basement of Harmon Community Center, 53 Main Street in Hastings on Hudson.
Midnight Run: We regularly prepare and deliver meals, clothing, and human connection to homeless men and women in Manhattan. Donations of food, clothing, toiletries, and time (from adult and youth volunteers) are greatly needed.
Share the Plate: Once a month, FUSW supports local charities by sharing donations from the collection plate, as well as educating our congregation about each charity that we sponsor. Members of the congregation nominate recipients. Here is more Share The Plate Information
Bread for the People: Volunteers pick up day old bread from Stop & Shop every Sunday morning and bring it to the St Joseph’s Church soup kitchen in Yonkers.
First Unitarian Society of Westchester 25 Old Jackson Avenue, Hastings on Hudson, NY 10706 914-478-2710