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This is an exciting summer for No Child Goes Hungry
We’ve just launched our summer Fathify campaign, here. This time, our primary focus is raising money to develop a Religious Exploration program for Unitarian Universalist Congregations. Additionally, we are using a portion of the funds to enhance the ways we communicate with our supporters, for things like website enhancements, newsletters and a new introductory video.
So many times when I visit a congregation, I’m asked if I have any stories or supplemental materials to share that support the vision and mission of developing sustainable and effective community-based, hunger-relief programs. With these funds from this latest campaign, I’ll be able to say yes!
Here’s a quick glimpse of what we have in store:
Beginning in the fall of 2018, NCGH plans to develop a Religious Exploration curriculum to provide resources for congregations to support a No Child Goes HungrySunday and a No Child Goes Hungry Family Workshop Day. Each lesson will reference our Seven Principles or Six Sources. There are four Core RE Components NCGH would like to develop:
- Introduction of No Child Goes Hungry to the Congregational RE Community: Information will be provided about childhood hunger in the United States, the work and mission of NCGH and how congregations can build and promote hunger relief activities within their communities.
- Time for All Ages Stories: We will create stand-alone stories that support the sermon, downloadable off our website that religious educators can use within a service to introduce the topics of hunger and hunger-relief.
- Children’s Chapel Services and Workshops for Children, Youth and Families: Materials from NCGH will include Children’s Chapel services (including chalice lighting, songs, story, reflection, and closing) and workshops with ready-to-use (or customizable) activities for Preschool to Grade 1; and Gr. 2-5. In addition, separate related workshops for Gr. 6-8 and Gr. 9-12 as well as one intergenerational activity will be provided.
- Family “No Child Goes Hungry” Workshop Day: NCGH will develop various activities to support a workshop day where families come together to learn about local childhood hunger issues and how to alleviate hunger. At the conclusion of the workshop, the congregation will have an action list from which to move forward with a sustainable hunger-relief plan.
By creating all of the Religious Exploration materials to support a No Child Goes Hungry Sunday and a No Child Goes Hungry Family Workshop Day, we can build additional support for congregations who want to tackle the challenge of hunger-relief in their communities and expand the impact of No Child Goes Hungry. By building effective and sustainable hunger-relief programs in their congregations, Unitarian Universalists all over this country can change the lives of so many children.
We are so excited about this, but we need your help! Please visit our Faithify Campaign to learn more and to make a donation. If you would like to make a donation to this campaign outside of the website, please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll be happy to help you do that.