Second Sunday Outreach Offering
On the second Sunday of each month, we collect a Second Sunday Outreach Offering (SSOO) for an outside organization — usually a local non-profit. In this way we are able to extend financial support to work in our community that aligns with our UU values.
To suggest a donation recipient, please email the SSOO Coordinating Team — firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Get Money Out – Maryland (get big money out of our political system and make elections fairer)
- Prepare for Success (school supplies for Howard County families who are under-resourced)
- UUA Disaster Relief Fund (especially to address fires and flood waters)
- Black Girls Vote (Baltimore organization that encourages participation in political process)
- UUs for Social Justice & UU Legislative Ministry of Maryland (our regional UU-centered justice organizations)
- Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center (especially to fund the Cold Weather Shelter effort)
- Community Action Council of Howard County (especially to fund the Long Reach Head Start Center)
- Baltimore Safe Haven (serving transgender people in Baltimore City living in survival mode)
- Howard EcoWorks (mobilizing communities to action around watershed priorities)
- Neighbor Ride (volunteer drivers providing rides for Howard County seniors)
- National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (building collective power with AAPI women and girls to gain full agency over lives, families, and communities)
Please click on the links below to view some kind thank-you notes for our contributions over the years!
- Prepare for Success
- Meadville Lombard Theological School
- Howard Ecoworks
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
- CAC of Howard County
- Columbia Housing Center
- Foreign-Born Information and Referral Network
- Neighbor Network Inc.
- St. Ignatius
- Voices for Children
Fifth Sunday Offering for Cradlerock Children’s Center
On fifth Sundays (four times a year), we collect an outreach offering designated for Cradlerock Children’s Center, which is the resident childcare center in the Owen Brown Interfaith Center (OBIC) which UUCC helped establish and continues to support in this way.
Hands On Offering
In addition, there are occasional opportunities to participate in a “hands on” project, in which we ask for participation instead of dollars—we ask you to bring items for a school supply drive, elements of a Thanksgiving meal, December holiday gifts for a family, etc.