The Green Bay Area Unitarian Universalist Fellowship participates in several ongoing community initiatives and collection efforts. Our past success includes constructing and selling popular rain barrels out of repurposed plastic containers, collecting medicine bottles for Haiti and plastic caps for Wheelchairs.
Eats for East
GBAUUF and Green Bay East High School have formed a partnership to help make sure their food pantry stays full and available for students and their families. The Eats for East program provides healthy snacks meals for students in the community, including unaccompanied youth, homeless students and other families in need. You can help by considering making a donation of non-perishable, non-expired foods at any time in the bin located in the Welcome Center at the UU. Cash donations and Pick N’Save gift cards are also appreciated.
Fair Trade Products
Globally, we support the mission of Equal Exchange which aims to build long-term trade partnerships that are economically just and environmentally sound, to foster mutually beneficial relationships between farmers and consumers and to demonstrate, through our success, the contribution of worker co-operatives and Fair Trade to a more equitable, democratic and sustainable world. Equal Exchange coffee and other treats are available for sale at our self-serve display.
The Golden House offers a wide array of services and shelter for victims of domestic violence. They are always in need of donations of non-perishable food items, toddler and infant diapers, cleaning supplies, personal care products, etc. Tax-deductible checks made out to Golden House always work well, too. You may leave your donations in the bin in the back hall coat closet. Donations are delivered to Golden House on the first Sunday of each month.
Dozen Egg Cartons for Paul’s Pantry
Paul’s Pantry receives donated eggs in bulk crates. Volunteers then re- pack the eggs into donated cartons for distribution to people who utilize the pantry. THEY ONLY ACCEPT DOZEN CARTONS; no half dozen or 18-count cartons. They can be styrofoam, plastic, or paper-molded. You can leave your empty egg cartons in collection bin in front of the library.
CAN you get into this new collection effort? Don’t worry, more can-related puns are coming. In an effort to a) help the planet through recycling efforts and b) make a few bucks for GBAUUF, we’re going to try a can collection and see how it goes. So, please bring your aluminum cans to an upcoming service (anytime you have a full bag – no need to bring single cans, please!) and our CAN-do team will take care of the rest. Leave in the old ATM Bank Drive-Thru area, or the receptacle in the kitchen next to the fridge.
N.E.W. Community Shelter
The New Community Shelter was founded in 1994 to help the homeless and the hungry, and has evolved to become one of the most respected shelters in the State of Wisconsin and is respected by officials and residents of the City of Green Bay. The New Community Shelter is the only Emergency Shelter in Brown County open year round that serves homeless adult men and women. In addition to our Emergency Shelter Program, the New Community Shelter has provided a Transitional Living Program and a Community Meal Program.
In the past, GBAUUF has prepared several meals a year for guests at the shelter. We are currently in need of a coordinator to continue this important work.