Category: Cedars Social Action

News about or from the Cedars Social Action Committee

A New Year Opportunity 

Cedars has been supporting Super Suppers on Bainbridge for many years. Once per month, we partner with Congregation Kol Shalom to serve a healthy, hearty meal to people at the Eagle Harbor Congregational Church. It has become such a success that the number of people volunteering exceeds the need.  The Social Justice Committee has recently been working … Continue reading A New Year Opportunity 

Donations: Women & Children Experiencing Domestic Violence

At our Christmas Eve gathering, Cedars will collect donations of new socks, underwear, and pajamas (all sizes) for women and children. We will also collect VISA and Safeway gift cards. They will be donated to the YWCA Alive Shelter whose vision is dedicated to ensuring the personal safety, rights, welfare, and dignity of those who … Continue reading Donations: Women & Children Experiencing Domestic Violence

December Special Collection

Cedars holds a Special Collection monthly for community outreach as a way to educate our congregation about the work of various nonprofit organizations that reflect our values and to channel our generosity in support of them.  On December 10th, the Social Justice Committee will be collecting donations for the YWCA Alive Shelter. The YWCA Kitsap … Continue reading December Special Collection

Social Action Highlights of 2022

The committee merged the Social Justice Network and Social Action Committees into one Committee. The focus for the Committee for 2022 was to restructure the committee, reinstitute monthly Special Collections, and offer monthly opportunities for the congregation to gather around social justice causes. Members of Social Action Committee: Carol Ann Davidson, Jane Martin, Patricia Erdmann, … Continue reading Social Action Highlights of 2022

Super Supper Help Needed

Our Social Action efforts are resuming and we need your help! Super suppers, a free meal for those in need provided by members of the Interfaith Council, resumed this July. Cedars in partnership with Kol Shalom offers dinners on the last Tuesday of each month. Because September is the Jewish holy month, Cedars is preparing … Continue reading Super Supper Help Needed

Special Collection for The West Sound Wildlife Shelter

This month our Cedars congregation will participate in a special service project at the Center. In addition, recognizing further environmental justice opportunities in this effort, we are asking all members to consider making a special donation to this wonderful facility and program. As with other donations, you can make a check out to Cedars UU … Continue reading Special Collection for The West Sound Wildlife Shelter

Reform Our Justice System: Targeting the Poor

Banning debt-based drivers license suspensions is a goal of the Kitsap Equity, Race, And Community Engagement Coalition, Kitsap ERACE. The organization’s criminal justice team added the objective to its list of collective actions after conferring with those working with impacted people. Your license can be suspended if you can’t afford to pay a traffic ticket, and … Continue reading Reform Our Justice System: Targeting the Poor

Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation

Special Collection, June 14 Tradition continues…no matter how weird this time may be! For the past several years, Cedars has held a June Food Drive to help Fishline and Helpline House fill their shelves with kid-focused food for the summer. More children than ever before rely on free or reduced-price school lunches, and in many cases breakfast, too. When school is … Continue reading Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation

Meals for Anyone Who Needs Them

At this time of physical distancing, the Bainbridge Super Suppers have been suspended. But, thankfully, there are creative local efforts that have assured that those who need meals can get them. The Social Action Committee would like to highlight and applaud these programs. If you know anyone who needs food support, please share this information about options … Continue reading Meals for Anyone Who Needs Them

Thank You, Cedars!

February Special Collection YWCA Alive ShelterYou showed your love, and the YWCA Alive Shelter in Bremerton will benefit from it. For our February Special Collection on February 23, the table was loaded with much needed items from the shelter’s wish list: towels, blankets, paper goods, shoes, slippers, socks, jackets, shower caddies, and cleaning supplies. -Heartfelt thanks from the Social Action Committee.