UUSJ Home and Hope Booster Grant
Home and Hope Booster Grant Programa program of the UUs for Social Justice (UUSJ)
The Home and Hope Booster grant program is designed similar to the Chalice Lighters grant program of the Central Midwest District. Its goals are (1) to assist organizations helping the homeless which Chicago area UU congregations have been helping with volunteers, fundraising, and other ways, and (2) to recognize and applaud the efforts that Chicago Uu congregations have been making to assist the homeless. If your congregation has been helping such an organization, or provides such services directly, the UUSJ encourages you to nominate your congregation for the next booster award.
This new program has made awards to (1) the Hyde Park Transitional Housing Project, which has received substantial volunteer and financial support from the First Unitarian Society of Chicago; (2) the Congregational Unitarian Church of Woodstock for their PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter) program; (3) the Lakeview Shelter, which receives substantial help from the Second Unitarian Church; (4) The Center, a social service agency located in Waukegan which serves the homeless of Lake County, and which benefits from the volunteer and financial support of the North Shore Unitarian Church.
Nominations may be submitted anytime (the nomination form is at www.uusforsocialjustice.org) and will be considered at three periodic deadlines. Nominations which are not selected at any given award period will be reconsidered at subsequent deliberations.