The Community of Friends in Action is honored to announce that we have been selected as one of the beneficiaries of the 2017 Unitarian Universalist Outreach Auction. The event will be held on Saturday, November 4, at 6:30 p.m. at Central Unitarian Church, 156 Forest Avenue, Paramus. For more information go to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is the first year CoFiA has been chosen to be one of the beneficiaries. Organizations chosen in the past have included Shelter our Sisters, Center for Food Action, Family Promise of Bergen County, PFLAG, Holley Childcare & Development Center, and Children’s Aid and Family Services, with 100% of the proceeds going directly to these groups. This gala evening features a live auction and Tricy Tray, as well as refreshments and more. Bids are received from $10 to over $1000!
All members of CoFiA are encouraged to participate both by attending on November 4 and by contributing some of the items solicited for the live auction, and “bidding” to contribute directly to CoFiA.
CoFiA’s application was targeted for the needs of “American Children in Crisis.”
A growing number of immigrant families are facing the heart-breaking question of how to prepare for and protect their children, many of them American born, in case one or both parents are deported. CoFiA has a small special fund to assist, and we also are offering workshops to advise the parents of what they need to do to prepare for this terrible possibility.
We are most grateful to the Outreach Auction sponsors for including our small organization in this important event.