Social Action

The Social Action Committee is a part of First Parish Milton.

We are dedicated to taking action to support

  • Anti-Poverty
  • Anti-Racism
  • Anti-Violence

The First Parish Social Action Committee is currently involved in the following projects through The U.U. Urban Ministries in Roxbury and Father Bill’s & Mainspring in Quincy.

Fair Foods is a non-profit food rescue organization dedicated to providing surplus goods at low or no cost to those in need. Since 1988 we have rescued and delivered millions of pounds of fresh produce and quality building supplies to low income communities throughout New England and around the world. First Parish volunteers will meet at 9:00 AM on the selected date at First Parish Milton. We will travel into Roxbury together to help distribute food until 1:00 PM.

Father Bill’s & MainSpring is committed to ending and preventing homelessness in Southern Massachusetts with programs that provide emergency and permanent housing and help people obtain skills, jobs, housing, and services. We help people who are struggling with homelessness or are at risk of homelessness to achieve self-sufficiency. First Parish volunteers will help prepare and serve a meal to our neighbors in need.

Renewal House is a domestic violence shelter for individuals and families who are fleeing violence or abuse. Since 1980, Renewal House has provided temporary emergency shelter and advocacy services to more than 1,000 individuals and families escaping domestic violence. The First Parish Social Action Committee will be organizing a toiletries drive to collect items to give to the Residents of Renewal House.

Roxbury Youth Programs Tutors is a program that serves middle and high school students. RYP tutors offers opportunities for youth to improve their academic, interpersonal and leadership skills while empowering them to be leaders in their families, schools, and communities. Individual First Parish Milton Volunteers will work with UUUM staff and other volunteers to help create a safe and enriching after school environment for at-risk middle school students from the Timilty Middle School in Roxbury

If you are interested in joining us for one of these fun and transforming events, please contact: David Goodrich or Linda Carney-Goodrich, Social Action Chairs at: goodrichster@gmail.com / lindacarneygoodrich@yahoo.com or after church during Coffee Hour.


 

Upcoming Events

Monthly Meeting of the Social Action Committee

When: January 8, 2017

Time: 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Where: First Parish In Milton, 535 Canton Ave, Milton, MA 02186, USA

What: Monthly Meeting of the Social Action Committee

Fair Foods

When: January 14, 2017

Time: 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Where: First Parish In Milton, 535 Canton Ave, Milton, MA 02186, USA

What: Volunteering at Fair Foods Second Saturday of each month. Meet at Church Parking Lot at 9 a.m

Fair Foods

When: February 11, 2017

Time: 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Where: First Parish In Milton, 535 Canton Ave, Milton, MA 02186, USA

What: Volunteering at Fair Foods Second Saturday of each month. Meet at Church Parking Lot at 9 a.m

Fair Foods

When: March 11, 2017

Time: 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Where: First Parish In Milton, 535 Canton Ave, Milton, MA 02186, USA

What: Volunteering at Fair Foods Second Saturday of each month. Meet at Church Parking Lot at 9 a.m

Fair Foods

When: April 8, 2017

Time: 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Where: First Parish In Milton, 535 Canton Ave, Milton, MA 02186, USA

What: Volunteering at Fair Foods Second Saturday of each month. Meet at Church Parking Lot at 9 a.m

Fair Foods

When: May 13, 2017

Time: 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Where: First Parish In Milton, 535 Canton Ave, Milton, MA 02186, USA

What: Volunteering at Fair Foods Second Saturday of each month. Meet at Church Parking Lot at 9 a.m