Social Action at TUUC

I am only one, but I am one.

I cannot do everything, but I can do something.

And because I cannot do everything,

I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.

-- Edward Everett Hale

What Moves You?

Feeding the Hungry

--  Bring in canned and packaged food and personal care items for the Assistance Center of Towson Churches (ACTC). Collection buckets are in the TUUC lobby.

--  Volunteer at ACTC to help people in need or sort food/stock the shelves.

--  Make/donate casserole(s) for Our Daily Bread each month in which there is a 5th Saturday. Our easy recipes are fun to cook with your kids!

--  Families: take home pans of lasagna to be baked when YRE classes make meals for Our Daily Bread.

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Helping the Homeless

--  Share your time and talents with residents of Earl’s Place by teaching at informal workshops or by mentoring men trying to succeed in career or educational settings.

--  Remember Earl’s Place when you shop; pick up extra men’s toiletry items, cleaning supplies, or paper products and put them in the blue bucket in the TUUC lobby.  

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Educating Children

--  Encourage boys and young men in the inner city to succeed in school and set an example of positive behavior in their community by tutoring with Mentoring Male Teens in the Hood

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Our Community Partners

Assistance Center of Towson Churches is a food pantry for low-income families in Baltimore County.  Website: 

--  Bring in donations of canned or packaged food and personal care items for the homeless. Suggested food donations include: 
Cereal    Canned fruit    Tuna    Boxed potatoes    Pork & beans    Soup    Canned veggies    Canned tomatoes    Rice    Saltines  (boxed)    Peanut butter & jelly    Spaghetti sauce    Dried spaghetti  & macaroni     Mac  & cheese    Canned meat (Spam, chili)    Canned pasta meals    (spaghetti, ravioli)    Pop-top canned goods for Care Bags for homeless

-- Suggested personal care donations include:

Deodorant    Razors    Lotion    Toiletries    Socks    Sanitary products    Adult-sized jackets

--  Sign up to help serve dinner on Wednesday nights at Harvest for the Hungry, Mt. Calvary AME Church in East Towson.

Our Daily Bread serves hot meals to the needy in Baltimore City. 

Earl’s Place, a project of United Ministries, provides up to two years of transitional housing for 17 homeless men committed to changing their lives. Website:

--  Bring in donations of toiletries, cleaning products, and household items.

--  Volunteer for group visits and individual mentoring opportunities at Earl’s Place and Prospect Place.

Mentoring Male Teens in the Hood founded at the New Shiloh Baptist Church, encourages young men in the inner city (ages 8 to 18) to stay in school, take pride in themselves, and set an example of positive behavior for others. In addition to financial contributions which are used for field trips and books, the program needs volunteers willing to commit to monthly tutoring sessions where the boys get help with homework assignments from school. Website:

UU Advocacy

TUUC members and friends have an opportunity to convey their UU values beyond our congregation and our Greater Baltimore neighborhood through participation in UU advocacy organizations.

From lobbying for values-based legislation in Maryland through advocating for human rights and dignity at the national and international level, our UU partners bring our seven principles to bear on urgent problems that confront our nation and our planet.

Our UU Partners

ADORE and racial justice programs are available to TUUC as we follow the Unitarian Universalist Association’s “Reaffirmation of Commitment to Racial Justice.”  Monthly ADORE (A Dialogue on Race and Ethnicity) programs are held in an alliance with First Unitarian Baltimore and UUA consultant Paul Cole Jones.  ADORE programs range from viewing and discussing documentaries, special guest speakers, and book discussions.  UUA also offers Jubilee, an intensive weekend workshop with deep exploration of race and racism.  TUUC continues monthly meetings of a Racial Justice Action group, a more informal discussion group looking at ways to achieve racial justice.  

Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of Maryland mobilizes UU’s to advocate on priority issues before the MD General Assembly.  Website:

UU’s for Social Justice rallies and amplifies the voice of Unitarian Universalists in the National Capital Region (NCR) as we seek to change the world through acts of love and justice. Website:

Unitarian Universalist Service Committee is a nonsectarian organization that advances human rights and social justice in the United States and around the world. Our mission and vision are guided by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the seven Unitarian Universalist principles that affirm the worth, dignity, and human rights of every person. 

Standing on the Side of Love is an interfaith public advocacy campaign that seeks to harness love’s power to stop oppression. It is sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Association; all are welcome to join. The Standing on the Side of Love campaign elevates compassionate religious voices to influence public attitudes and public policy through community activism, social networking, and media outreach.  Website:

Out for Justice which aims to engage, educate and empower individuals with criminal records, and advocates for reform in policies and legislation affecting such people. After paying their debt to society, they face barriers of stigma in employment, housing, and governmental assistance.

Live Your Values!

Check out the Social Action Committee’s bulletin board in the church lobby. 

Financial contributions to further our work are greatly appreciated.

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