Despite the pandemic, the response of our wonderful congregation to our special collections has been amazing. In 2020 UUCJ donated over $10,000 to non-profits that benefit our Jacksonville community. Considering we did not conduct collections for several months, this is a testament to the generosity of this community.
This includes: Minister’s Discretionary Fund- $2804; Foster Closet- $616; READ USA- $3100 ( which was matched so we provided a virtual book fair to every student at Arlington Heights Elementary;) Don’t Miss a Beat- $ 870 and Arlington Community Services- $2010. We are continuing our Zoom special collection throughout 2021. This has given us an opportunity for greater understanding of the wonderful work being done throughout Jacksonville. Our January collection for Healthy Start collected $700.