BOULEVARD PLACE FOOD PANTRY

UUI donates year-round to the Boulevard Place Food Pantry. Donations of non-perishable food items and empty egg cartons may be left in the grocery cart located in the Social Hall and several members and friends volunteer at the pantry on a regular basis. 

COMMUNAL GARDEN

Creation of local food is an important issue, touching on climate change, labor issues,  economics and health. In addition to bringing us together in fellowship and service, this garden helps nourish our church community by providing convenient, healthy, pesticide-free food-choices that we can feel good about, knowing tons of CO2 wasn’t dumped into the atmosphere in production and transportation, chemicals weren’t used, and it wasn’t produced by underpaid workers.

For everyone interested in participating, please email announcements@uui.org to be included on the mailing list.

COMMUNITY GARDEN

UUI provides garden space to our neighbors in the Butler-Tarkington Neighborhood and members and friends of our congregation.

INDYCAN

Multiple area UU churches, including UUI, have been participating in this committee, and we hope to have good representation again by UUI for the new year. If you have a passion for justice and a desire to make a real, practical difference in the future of our city, please consider participating in this important work. For more information, please contact jamie@uui.org. http://www.indycan.org/issues/mass-incarceration

REFUGEE TUTORING PROGRAM

Volunteers tutor and provide warm clothing for refugee children recently arrived in Indianapolis.  For more information, please contact the Church Office at 317-283-4760.

SHARE THE PLATE PROGRAM

Each week, through our Share the Plate Program, 50% of the undesignated Sunday offering is given to a community organization.

For a list of past and upcoming Share-the-Plate recipients, please see below.

Share the Plate Guidelines

TUTORING AT IPS 43

Volunteers tutor students at IPS 43. For more information, please contact the Church Office at 317-283-4760.

Volunteering & Activism beyond UUI’s Programs

Click here for a list of opportunities for volunteering and activism beyond our programs.  Brought to you by the Social Justice Committee. For more information, contact Co-Chairs Stacy Robinson at sr_robinson521 (at) yahoo.com or Susie DeLoach at smdeloach12 (at) gmail.com. 

 


PAST SOCIAL JUSTICE PROJECTS

Christmas Giving Tree

Film screening and discussion of Welcome to Shelbyville

Little Free Libraries

Indy Pride Parade and Festival

Rapid Response Wedding Team

Community Forum on Race and Justice with Imhotep Adisa of Kheprw Institute

Community Forum with Graham Brinklow of Indiana Youth Group

 

PAST AND UPCOMING SHARE-THE-PLATE RECIPIENTS