Giving & Congregational Philanthropy
The UUFH is a generous congregation.
Suggestions of worthy beneficiaries are always welcome. The Beyond Our Walls Committee regularly reviews applications with preference for local community groups and charities with connections to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Huntington.
Beyond our Walls
Beyond Our Walls is UUFH philanthropy via (1) monthly split plate designations and (2) generosity via a line item in the annual UUFH budget. UUFH has been recognized widely as a generous congregation. We revisit the concept and practice at least every three years. Click here for the January 2014 BOW presentation at the Congregational Meeting. Recipients and funding amounts are included.
Through the Beyond Our Walls programs, our congregation is able to live our values by supporting organizations in need. We do this through the Split Plate program and BOW grants.
Over the past congregational year (2012-2013), Split Plate contributions totaled over $11,000. We are a generous congregation and are proud to be able to help our community.
In addition to the benefits of BOW Grants and Split Plates, a number of programs, projects and charities regularly benefit from Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Huntington affiliation:
L.I. Council of Churches
The UUFH is a member of the L.I. Council of Churches, an interfaith network.
Guest At Your Table
This fall season fundraiser invites families to put contributions into a collection box at home and return them to support the work of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC).
This local not-for-profit group works to ensure safe, decent affordable housing.
The UUFH foyer contains a bin for food donations that are delivered weekly to the Huntington Food Pantry.
During Christmas Eve services, donated mittens, scarves, etc. provide Christmas tree decorations that are given to the Ministries of Coram, a community information and referral agency.
Long Island Multi-Faith Forum
This Long Island Council of Churches project is aimed at providing education about varied religious groups. UUFH participates with panels of speakers who speak at schools and churches.
Partner Church Program
The UUFH has a partner church, the Unitarian Parish in Nagvarad, Romania.
Star Child Program
During the holiday season, families pick a name from the Star Child list and select a gift to be taken to the Family Service League’s Toy Boutique, where disadvantaged parents can shop for gifts for their children.