Social justice

Friends of Social Justice provides opportunities to share our time, talent, and treasure with others in
our community who are in need of our support!

  • I Have a bean

    If you (or someone in your life) enjoys quality coffee and/or tea, I Have a Bean, the coffee served at Hospitality time after worship, is now available for purchase. Sign-up sheet is on the Friends of Social Justice kiosk. Coffee is available in whole bean, ground, and K-cups (and their K-cups are recyclable!!).

    I Have a Bean/Second Chance Coffee's mission is to provide meaningful work to post-prison people, thus reducing the incidence of re-incarceration. Our purchases support that mission. Payment (payable to Congregational UCC) is due at the time of order. Checks can be placed in the Financial Secretary mailbox or left on the office desk.

  • Wings

    Friends of Social Justice (FOSJ) sponsors an ongoing clothing donation drive to benefit WINGS Program, Inc. This is a great opportunity to make a difference in our community, and we encourage you to join in helping those in need.

    There is a marked donation box in the Gathering area.  Donations will be accepted at any time and FOSJ will make sure that the donations are taken to Wings on a monthly basis.

    Items accepted for donation:

    • Gently used children’s, women’s, and men’s clothes: casual to formal
    • Designer and boutique clothing
    • Purses, accessories, shoes, jewelry
    • Outerwear

    WINGS provides housing, integrated services, education and advocacy to end domestic violence. They have three resale stores: Schaumburg, Arlington Heights, and Niles which help to provide income for the operations of their programs. The donations collected at the clothing donation drive will be donated to the stores to help in this effort. For more information, go to WINGS.

  • second sundays

    Every second Sunday of the month, CUCC will be collecting non-perishable food donations to be brought to the Lutheran Church of the Cross Food Pantry here in Arlington Heights. A basket will be set at the altar, and donations may be brought up before, during or after the service. This is a small but important way we can support our neighbors in need. Thank you in advance!

  • blessings in a backpack

    Because of your generosity, Congregational UCC provided food for students in need at Jane Addams Elementary School for three school years, starting with the 2017-2018 school year, helping provide stability for these students. Several CUCC members have volunteered to “pack” these backpacks at Jane Addams.

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