Our Support Focus
Unitarian Universalists of Lakewood Ranch are committed to the concept that every person has inherent worth and dignity. Every person should be treated with justice and compassion. We therefore have decided to support Turning Points in their efforts to help the homeless in Manatee County. We will also provide support to other Charitable Organizations through our Share-the-Plate.
Turning Points' Mission Statement:
Providing, Facilitating and Coordinating services
to the Homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless
in Manatee County
Current Projects: Turning Points is the homeless support center for Manatee County. It provides friendly, caring, compassionate assistance to people that come for a variety of issues in order to help people move on a path to improve their situation. Share the Plate is another way that we can help those who are less fortunate by including other worthy organizations in this charitable giving. We will therefore sometimes ask our members to make contributions of food or other essentials to Turning Points during designated months; and make monetary contributions for our Share-the-Plate selected organizations on the fourth Sunday of each month.
Arts & Crafts Fundraiser for Turning Points
For their Artistic Interest:
Paintings by Chris McCormick
“Bold” Necklaces by Ray Halperin
Knitted Dolls by AJ Wolfe
Macrame Hangings by Mary McClendan
Note Cards by Rev. Fred Hammond, Carolyn Dennison and Mae Steg
For Cold Weather and Christmas
Small Children’s Knitted Hats & Scarves by Carol Alt
Tinkly Knitted Key Chain Socks and Foot Warmers
by Mary McClendon and Carol Alt
Christmas Stockings, Gift Bags and
Gift Card Holders by Patty Halperin
Microwave Heating Pads and Neck Coolers by Mae Steg
Weighted Blanket (13#) and Baby Quilt by Mae Steg
Lap Throw by Jeannie Craig
Wooden Toy Cars and Tractors by Dave Hewitt
Bean Bag Toss by Mae Steg
To Take Things Home: Cloth Shopping Bags by Mae Steg
Arts and Crafts Fundraiser for Turning Points, December 2018
Share the Plate recipients include:
Social Justice in the Community
UU LWR members helping to remind folks to register to vote who signed the Amendment 4 petition but were not registered voters. We were part of a team through Indivisible that collectively sent thousands of postcards. 9/13/18
UU's support not only the selected charities but may individually provide the help and support needed by various community organizations. UU's may also be interested in forums, and discussion groups that address civil rights and environmental issues.
Lakewood Ranch UU's
at the Solidarity March in Sarasota
WOMEN'S MARCH ON WASHINGTON
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Community Volunteer Opportunities
Become a Guardian ad Litem for a foster child. Contact Joel Hornes: email@example.com
The Manatee Solar Co-op will open Monday! The offical lauch is Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 10:30 at The South Florida Museum.
The Manatee Solar Co-op is a great opportunity for all Manatee County homeowners to go Solar. Please help spread the word and forward this announcement. The Manatee Solar Co-op will open Monday! The official lauch is Thursday, January 11, at 10:30 at The South Florida Museum.
The Manatee Solar Co-op is a great opportunity for all Manatee County homeowners to go Solar. Please help spread the word and forward this announcement.
The Manatee Solar Co-op is grateful for Sierra Club of Manatee-Sarasota sponsorship and helping get the word out far and wide to Manatee County homeowners about this opportunity. We have something to ask and something to give.
Ask: Please show you support of solar energy and attend the Manatee Solar Co-op Press Conference. Wear yellow if you can. If you want to do above and beyond, create a sign supporting solar...such as "We Solar" or "when there is a huge solar energy spill, it's called a nice day". Then you can wave your sign whenever something is said you like and when I thank our volunteers and when I complement our sponsors. Lynn Nilssen will be speaking about her experience going solar with the Sarasota Solar Co-op. Another good opportunity for sign waving.
The press conference will last about ½ hour and we will have yard signs! Any that want to, afterwards we will probably go to the bar at O'Bricks and celebrate. Suggestions appreciated.
Give: The solar co-op opens on January 8th, however, the website is active NOW. If you would like to see our website, go to solarunitedneighbors.org/Manatee. If you want to sign up now, and go to the head of the line, the join on the main site is not yet linked...but the site to join is http://www.solarunitedneighbors.org/join-manatee-county-solar-co-op/
I'm excited! to bring more solar to Manatee County and hope you will join us!!
Alice Newlon, Chair Manatee Solar Co-op
Turning Points Support: Turning Points is the homeless support center for Manatee County. It provides friendly, caring, compassionate assistance to people that come for a variety of issues in order to help people move on a path to improve their situation.
If you'd like to become more active in planning our Social Justice outreach, please contact Kathleen Konicek-Moran (firstname.lastname@example.org).